New York Magazine editor-in-chief Adam Moss announced July 13 that Sara Holdren will succeed Jesse Green as the theatre critic for New York and its entertainment site, Vulture. The director, who will pen reviews and essays, will begin her new role July 31.
“We were looking for a fresh, exciting voice, and we found her,” said Moss in a statement. “Sara never imagined herself a critic, but she has the makings of a great one. She comes at theater criticism from an unusual background and perspective, which will be helpful, but she also happens to be a wonderful critical writer — vivid, wry, interesting, impassioned. We’re excited to welcome her to the dialogue.”
“I am thrilled to set out with New York Magazine upon this new path in my life as a maker, viewer, and lover of theater,” added Holdren. “I have thrown myself into the glorious tumult of playmaking from almost every angle—director, actor, designer, producer, technical staff, usher, student, teacher, audience member—and I am keenly aware of the honor and responsibility of adding ‘critic’ to this list.”
Holdren, a freelance director who is the artistic director and co-founder of the theatre company Tiltyard, holds a B.A. in theatre from Yale University and an M.F.A. in directing from Yale School of Drama. She was a 2016 Drama League Fellow.