Sarah also maintains a parallel career as a stage director in opera and musical theater.  Her recent projects include directing a production of Phantom of the Opera at Houghton Lyric Theater, and Assistant Directing a production of An American Tragedy by composer Tobias Picker and librettist Gene Scheer  at the 2014 Glimmerglass Festival.

Sarah continues to be involved with efforts that support and explore her passion for new opera composition. She currently assists Hartford Opera Theater and the New in November opera initiative, a program that gives professional and student composers the opportunity to compose for the operatic medium.