Sarah Nolen

Media: Film/Video, Other
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Studio Location: Building 4, 2nd Floor

Sarah Nolen is a puppeteer and filmmaker from Austin, Texas. She has a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut, and studied film as an undergraduate at Southern Methodist University.

As a puppeteer, Sarah has trained with Sandglass Theater and the National Puppetry Conference at the O’Neill Theater Center. In 2011, she completed a year-long improvisational training program at the Dallas Comedy House, creating the long-form puppet improv troupe “Commerce Street.” She teaches puppet-improv training workshops as well as other puppet building workshops for all ages. She recently moved to Waltham in 2017 in order to become the third ever Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline. Her solo puppet works have been selected for the National Puppet Slams of 2013, 2014 and 2015. She has performed as a puppeteer for Puppet Slams around the country, Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival, the Boston Pops Orchestra, EnvisionFEST Hartford, and The Out of Bounds Festival in Austin.

As a filmmaker, Sarah has worked as a production coordinator for nationally-syndicated television shows on networks such as CMT & HGTV. Her short films have screened at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah, the USA Film Festival, the AFI Film Festival in Dallas and the Atlanta Film Festival.


"Treeples" Pilot Episode, 2016 Writer, Director, Puppet Build

"Sifters" Overhead Projector Shadow Show

"How Unfortunate" Solo Tabletop Performance Sarah Nolen, 2014