Sarah Blowers Co-founder & Co-Artistic Director, Strike A Light
Sarah Blowers is the founder and current co-artistic director of Strike A Light.
Sarah produced her first play aged 7 at her infants school, an interpretation of Jason and the Minotaur having been taken to see a 6th form production of it by her dad.
Many bad school plays later she trained at East 15 acting school. Upon leaving she dropped out of UK life and lived in Southern Spain for a few years with a lot of hippies. She walked back to the UK with a rescue donkey and returned to making theatre.
Sarah has been an arts leader for over 20 years. She founded Fairgame Theatre and toured new devised work nationally, particularly in remote rural communities for over 8 years. She has worked extensively in schools, theatres, and communities, predominantly in areas of deprivation and always with local cultural and social leaders. Co-creation and the sharing of power and resource has always underpinned how she works.
In 2020 Sarah was seconded to work at Battersea Arts Centre as director of the Co-Creating Change network, during the pandemic she became the interim Director of Creative Communities and Co-Lead producer for Battersea Arts Centre.
In her spare time Sarah is producing a new British musical called Heavenly Bodies with pole dancing and hymns; she’s hoping it may provide her with a pension!
Sarah identifies as an arts activist, she really gives a shit about the arts being accessible for everyone and believes that the arts has the power to transform lives.