Directing credits include the World Premiere of his new Human Interest Story Arrival & Departure (Critic's Choice, LA Times), his stage adaptations at LA City Hall of All The President's Men and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (starring Sam Waterston, Bradley Whitford, Joshua Malina, Joe Morton, Jeff Perry, Richard Schiff and Bellamy Young), the West Coast Premiere of Broomstick, the Los Angeles Premiere of My Name is Asher Lev, the US Premiere of Athol Fugard's The Blue Iris, Bakersfield Mist (World Premiere), Completeness by Itamar Moses starring Jason Ritter; Warren Leight's Side Man starring Christine Lahti and Frank Wood; a 3-city China tour of Top Secret (LA Theatre Works), the US Premiere of The Train Driver by Athol Fugard, Conor McPherson's Shining City (LA Premiere), the West Coast Premiere of Athol Fugard's Coming Home (Best Director, LA Weekly Award), the U.S. Premiere of Athol Fugard's Victory (NAACP Award for Best Director); the world premiere of Miss Julie: Freedom Summer at the Fountain and Canadian Stage Company in Toronto and the Vancouver Playhouse; the world premiere of Fugard’s Exits and Entrances at the Fountain (Ovation Award and LA Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Director) and Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in New York, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the LA premiere of Fugard’s The Road to Mecca, Arthur Miller's After the Fall (Ovation Award, Best Director), Sweet Nothing in my Ear (Fountain Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis),  Hippolytos inaugurating the Outdoor Classical Theater at the Getty Villa in Malibu, and many others.

Sachs has been nominated for the SDC Zelda Fichandler Award three times, recognizing an outstanding director who is making a unique and exceptional contribution to theatre in their region.


Stephen Sachs


Artistic Director

Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles