Tuesday, November 2, 2010


As Artistic Director of HYGIENIC THEATERWERKS, just gave a speech before the Mayor and the City of New London Council tonight about the building of a 99 seat plus black box experimental duo theater for the development of new works. The response was OVERWHELMINGLY positive in support of us both politically and financially! Dream come true close to green-lit!

Friday, September 17, 2010


If you are looking for Sarah's artwork, don't worry it will all be on the new site!

If you are looking for info on HYGIENIC THEATERWERKS that will be there too!
Learn more about HYGIENIC ART here!


TYRANNY: The web's answer to LOST

Come check out TYRANNY the webseries I associate produced
and co-star in with Olga Kurylenko!

Friday, April 16, 2010

We Made the CA Chronicle!!!

Heartbreaker's article in The New London Day was picked up by the California Chronicle. Looking good for a NYC and Boston run!
The run produced by HYGIENIC THEATERWERKS at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center sold out, added encore performance, and received full standing ovations! Could not be prouder of this production!

Excerpt from article:

"Heartbreaker" -- which was a semi-finalist for the O'Neill's National Playwrights Conference -- drew the interest of Sarah Coleman, who is directing the piece and is Hygienic Theaterwerks' artistic director. She first worked with McGuire on the Hygienic's 24-hour play project last year, and then staged his "Bad Boys" at the Golden Street Gallery.

While Coleman is an actress -- she worked as one in L.A. from 2000 to 2008 -- she studied directing [at George Mason University and for over 6 years] with her mentor, Oscar-nominated actress Lindsay Crouse. The 24-hour [New London Theater Festival Jan. 2009 inspired her to pursue directing full time].

She has pulled together a cast primarily from New York City (one actress lives both locally and in New York) that she knew could handle the challenging material.

They include Sharina Martin, Leonard Dozier, Sarah Gold, and George Katt, who won the "Best Breakthrough Actor Award" at the New York International Independent Film Festival for his starring role in "Valley of Angels."

Coming to southeastern Connecticut (her parents live in Groton Long Point) has proven a happy experience for Coleman.

"I've never lived anywhere that had this kind of community support that not only has everybody showing up and participating and encouraging one another, but everybody also has their own artistic things going on and are highly intellectual about it. There just isn't a better community for getting things up and on their feet. So I'm sort of addicted to the area. I just spent eight years in Los Angeles. I was with the Los Angeles Shakespeare Company, and it was like pulling teeth to get people to come see an amazing production of 'Othello,'" she says.

As a history major at Florida State University, she says, she has always been fascinated with the overwhelming need for human beings to be right and with the nature of hatred -- both issues that "Heartbreaker" explores.

Even after this production is done, Coleman says, "I'm not letting go of this play. This is an incredibly professional and well put-together run-through in preparation for, hopefully, a longer run. ... It really deserves an extensive amount of time and focus."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

POSTER FOR HEARTBREAKER - Currently being directing/produced by me at the Eugene O'Neill Theater

Under the direction of Sarah Coleman, the new Hygienic Theaterwerks banner will present "Heartbreaker," by acclaimed regional playwright Michael R. McGuire, at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Rose Barn, April 1, 2 and 3. Ms. Coleman has cast and will direct this debut, premiere production.

"Heartbreaker" is an incredibly challenging piece that explores the complexities of racially motivated politics. Daring to turn the stage into a strip club, it forces the audience to take a hard look at our relationship to sexuality, women and race.

"Heartbreaker" is supported by an outstanding cast: George Katt, winner of Best Breakthrough Actor NY International Independent Film Festival, Sharina Martin, graduated Northwestern University and a regular in the Chicago theater scene, Leonard Dozier, who studied at Fordham University, and Sarah Gold, a talented local performer.

For further information, 860-443-8001,

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Poster I designed for the Hygienic Gallery "Salon Des Independants"

Featured on the cover of MOTIF MAGAZINE this month!

New London, CT was dubbed by the NY Times 'the new Soho' last Nov. and the Hygienic Art Gallery is its heart and soul.

Monday, October 26, 2009

design by me.

Saturday, March 3, 2007