Savannah Yates is a director, composer, and performer from Vermont. She received a BA in Theatre Studies and a BA in History, as well as a minor in French, from Wagner College in New York City. Savannah also studied History, Shakespeare, and British Literature at The University of Cambridge in England. She recently finished a post-undergraduate Presidential Fellowship at her alma mater. She has served as the assistant director, music director, and resident composer of Dirt Road Theater which included the original productions of The Mother Goose Portal and the upcoming Camp Sunshine. She is particularly passionate about the development of new works. At Wagner College, Savannah music directed the original premiere productions of new musicals Roanoke and Guy Friends, as well as writing and directing her own original piece Cleo + Tony: A Toxic Rock Opera, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. She has performed as a vocalist at Carnegie Hall, the Staten Island Jazz Festival, and numerous other churches and venues across the Northeastern U.S., as well as internationally touring throughout Costa Rica and Italy, including performing at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. She is absolutely delighted to be a directing fellow this summer!