About Sarah Ellen Stephens

She was honored to play the lead in the world premieres of Adam Rapp’s Classic Kitchen Timer and Jonathan Reynolds’ Girls In Trouble at the Flea Theater in addition to lead in the world premiere of Jupiter (a play about power) at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club.  Sarah was also thrilled to play the lead in the New York premiere of Take Her to See The Maco Lights by Bekah Brunstetter. Other Theater credits include: The Execution of Mrs. Cotton (Spit&Vigor at IRT Theater), Playing with Fire (The Private Theatre, dir. John Gould Rubin), The Rover (New York Classical Theatre), Molly Murphy and Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Our Last Day on Earth (Incubator Arts Project), Doubt, A Parable (Human Race Theater Co.). 

Film and television work include: She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix), Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon),  Iron Fist (Netflix), Pimp (w/ Keke Palmer- dir. Christine Crokos), Hallway (SXSW World Premiere-Streetwise Pictures), Lewis Black's The Mentors (Illium Picutres), Straight Outta Tompkins (Lyric Films), Gray Dog (dir. Celia Rowlson-Hall; Nouveau Star Pictures), The Come Up (Pilot; starring Michael K. Williams). 

Sarah also wrote, produced, and starred in the multi-festival favorite Token the Web Series (BS&B Media), and is currently working on the release of Lil' Benny (an award winning short written/directed by Che Walker) in which she both starred and produced.  She recently won Best Actress at the 2016 Uptown Film Festival for her work in the film.  Sarah's a proud member of The Private Theatre, and is currently interning at The Actors Studio. sarahellenstephens.com