Andrew Borba, Artistic Director

A BorbaAndrew Borba is in his second season as Artistic Director. He has served 8 seasons as CTC’s Associate Artistic Director and this is his 13th summer at the Chautauqua Theater Company.

Andrew spent the early part of this last year performing Claudius in Lisa Peterson’s Hamlet and Jaggers in Penny Metropolis’ Great Expectations at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He also appeared as the head of NASA on the FOX series Rosewood written by CTC alum Marc Halsey ​- i​n this case acting literally was “rocket science.” All of this paled though when compared to the joy he felt as his beloved Liverpool football team finally returned to Championship level soccer! He also began a full-time professorship at UC Irvine, where he teachers the MFA students Advanced Acting and Shakespeare.

This season he is directing Noises Off and performing in Building the Wall.

Andrew has directed The Taming of the Shrew, After Love by David West Read, The Comedy of Errors, The Philadelphia Story, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Swimming Thru Abu Dhabi by Michael Gaston, and Carve by Molly Smith Metzler all at CTC as well as Symphony of Sorrowful Songs and Ellis Island with the CSO in the Amp. Andrew also conceived and directed the Chautauqua Inter-Arts work Go West! The Mythology of American Expansion. Outside of CTC, he has directed: ​The How and the Why, ​Woyzeck​,​; Hamlet-the First Quarto​,​ Satisfy Me; A Song of My Own, ​Evolution; Skins and Bones; Right to Post-all by Ruth McKee,​ A Midsummer Night’s Dream and others.

As an actor at CTC, he has appeared in Our Town, Arcadia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, The Just, All My Sons, Frankenstein and Dracula. Outside of CTC, Andrew has performed in theaters around the country, including South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, The Globe Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (5​ seasons), Chalk Rep., Antaeus, Theater @ Boston Court, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Stage Company, Long Wharf, Delaware Theatre Company and others.

On film, he has appeared in small parts in big films and big parts in small films and has had recurring and guest appearances on over 30 television series.

Andrew is a member of The Antaeus Theater Company, a cum laude graduate of Brown University and received his M.F.A. from New York University.

 

Sarah Clare Corporandy, Managing Director

Sarah Clare

This is Sarah Clare’s ninth season with Chautauqua Theater Company. Having started at CTC in 2009 as Company Manager, she took over the role of Managing Director in 2012. She has also served as line producer for two of Chautauqua’s Inter-arts collaborations: The Romeo & Juliet Project and Go West.

Sarah Clare is co-Founder and co-Producing Artistic Director of the Detroit Public Theatre, which will enter its third season in the Fall of 2017. In its inaugural season, DPT collaborated with playwright and DPT board member Dominique Morisseau, to bring her nationally celebrated play Detroit ’67 home for the first time, in a co-production with Baltimore Center Stage. The theater has also received a Kresge grant to bring a mobile production of Detroit ’67 to lower income communities throughout the city, and a WeWork grant to support their successful Shakespeare in Prison program at the Huron Valley Women’s Correctional Facility.

Sarah Clare also served as Managing Director for Philadelphia’s celebrated interdisciplinary ensemble Pig Iron Theater Co., as company manager for Barrington Stage, and for New York Stage & Film. She served as an artistic partner with the Canadian-American cross-border Breathe Art Theater Project, and has served on the advisory boards of New York Shakespeare Exchange, and the Serenbe Playhouse in Georgia.

Sarah Clare held a professorship at Savannah College of Art and Design, teaching in the master’s program for arts administration on both the Savannah and Atlanta campuses and through their online eLearning program, for which she developed new course curriculum. She currently serves as a professor at SCAD, the University of Kentucky and Wayne State University. Her work has been published in the International Journal of the Arts in Society. Sarah Clare earned her BA in voice and theater from Hope College and an MFA in arts administration from Wayne State University.