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over easy at Yale Cabaret - Yale Daily News

"With a monochromatic pink stage teetering on the edge of fantasy and realism, Yale Cabaret’s small black box theater has been transformed into an egg donation clinic."

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REVIEW: Trigger Warning - Philadelphia Fringe 2017, Broad Street Review

"...Dauterman’s script valiantly tackles a lot of ground, and committed, heartfelt performances from the cast and sure-handed direction from Arden artistic associate Sarah Scafidi carry the story well."

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Sarah Assists with Temple University Class - Philadelphia Inquirer

In her new position as the Artistic Assistant at Arden Theatre Company, Sarah was invited to give feedback at a Temple University audition class.

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REVIEW: Source Festival - Washington Post

"The strongest playlet is arguably Francesca Pazniokas’s “Everlast,” whose portrait of two cheerful, chatty mountain climbers gradually begins to reveal disturbing depths."

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REVIEW: Source Festival Ten Minute Plays: Dreams & Discord - DC Theatre Scene

". . . my favorite of the crop – The Meth in Method, very cleverly written by Tommy Partl and directed by Scafidi . . . provides a strong finish to the evening"

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REVIEW: Source Festival Ten Minute Plays: Dreams & Discord - DC Metro Theatre Arts

Everlast: "Director Sarah Scafidi beautifully orchestrates the fast moving dialogue" and The Meth in Method: "Director Sarah Scafidi returns with another fast-moving piece full of likeable louts."

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REVIEW: Transmission - DC Metro Theatre Arts

"Everything about Gwydion Suilebhan’s Transmission is refined, cultivated, seemingly simply a courteous inquiry: no more than a pleasant parlor chat about this and that. And then it turns out to be a Molotov cocktail to the mind."

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DCMTA Best of 2015: Sarah Scafidi - Best Directors of Plays

Sarah was named one of DC Metro Theatre Arts' Best Directors of Plays for 2015 for her work on The Metal Children at Silver Spring Stage.

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DCMTA Best of 2015: The Metal Children - Best Plays

The Metal Children at Silver Spring Stage is named one of DCMetro Theatre Arts' Best Plays of 2015!

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REVIEW: The Metal Children - DC Metro Theatre Arts

"...a provocatively curious tragicomedy."  "Director Sarah Scafidi handled the difficult text well..."

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REVIEW: The Metal Children - MD Theatre Guide

"…with fine casting, terrific acting, and its truthfulness to The Metal Children’s many shades of meaning..."

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The Metal Children - MD Theatre Guide Top 5 Shows of the Week

The Metal Children was named one of Maryland Theatre Guide's Top 5 Shows of the Week.

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REVIEW: Leveling Up - WYPR

..."Deftly directed by Sarah Scafidi…leaving an audience mulling over big questions is a hallmark of good theater."

 

The webpage features the review as well as a radio spot with sound clips from the show!

 

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REVIEW: Leveling Up - MD Theatre Guide

"...a solid presentation by this young upstart on the local theater scene. Baltimore should look forward to more productions as Interrobang grows and matures as a company. It is well worth a look!"

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Leveling Up - Baltimore Sun's 5 Favorite Charm City Fringe Shows

Leveling Up was named one of the Baltimore Sun's five favorite productions of the 2014 Charm City Fringe Festival!

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Leveling Up Press Release - Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

Press release featuring a quote from Sarah:

 

“I had the pleasure of seeing Leveling Up during its workshop phase at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut in 2011,” says Director Sarah Scafidi. “The play struck me with its honest, realistic nature and biting relevance. Three years later, I find that it still has potency, giving insight into a culture where we would much rather hide behind our virtual, self-made identities–via social media, video games, or otherwise–than face potential failure in the ‘real’ world beyond our screens.”