Sharon Ann Fogarty has been a Co-Artistic Director with Mabou Mines since 1999. As a producer she helped launch most of Mabou Mines’ work since 1994, including award-winning productions such as Belén – A Book of Hours and Song for New York, directed by Ruth Maleczech, and An Epidog, Ecco Porco, Red Beads, and Mabou Mines DollHouse, directed by Lee Breuer. As an artistic director, she wrote and directed Cara Lucia at HERE Arts Center which was nominated for five American Theater Wing Design Awards. The production, re-conceived for touring as Lucia’s Chapters of Coming Forth by Day, was nominated for two Elliot Norton Awards (Boston) and received the Best Design Award from The 1st Irish Festival (NYC).
Fogarty conceived and directed Finn with collaborators playwright Jocelyn Clarke, composer Phil Cunningham, and the digital artists at Misha Films. The production combined digital animation and live performance and premiered at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Most recently at Mabou Mines new theater she directed Faust 2.0 adapted from Goethe by Matthew Maguire with design collaborators Marsha Ginsburg, Jim Clayburgh, Fitz Patton and Jeff Sugg. Previously Fogarty served as Artistic Director of the New York City-based Daedalus Theater Company and directed many of the company′s productions, including Sebastian Barry′s White Woman Street and Brighde Mullins′ Fire Eater. Additional productions she directed include Hippolytus, St. Joan of the Stockyard, Ubu Roi, Translations, Marat Sade, and Every Night Life.
Fogarty was nominated for the CalArts/Alpert Award and awarded grants from the Irish Institute, The NEA, NYSCA, and Culture Ireland. Her teaching credits include her current position, Lecturer of Acting/Directing at Barnard College/Columbia University.