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Residency Leader wins seat in Vermont House of Representatives

Vermont Performance Lab Founder & Director Sara Coffey will represent the towns of Guilford and Vernon in the Vermont House of Representatives

Congratulations to Sara Coffey - the Founder and Director of Alliance of Artists Communities member Vermont Performance Lab - who has been elected represent the towns of Guilford and Vernon in the Vermont House of Representatives! Coffey defeated Republican candidate Patrick Gilligan by a wide margin. "I’m feeling kind of elated and overwhelmed by all of it and full of gratitude to so many people who helped me do this," said Coffey. Citing the 80+ volunteers who distributed lawn signs knocked on her behalf, she called it “a real grass-roots campaign."

Sara Coffey has been working in the performing arts field as a manager, programmer, producer and fundraiser for nearly 25 years. Prior to the founding of Vermont Performance Lab in Guilford, VT in 2006, she worked with MASS MoCA on its inaugural performing arts seasons, 651 Arts managing its community and humanities programs, Arts International, the Queens Museum of Art and the Central Park Conservancy. She has managed the dance companies of David Rousseve and Bebe Miller, and performance projects for various artists. Sara currently serves on NEFA's National Dance Project as a Hub Site. Sara holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU and a BA in Anthropology and International Studies from Marlboro College and the School for International Training.

Read more at the Brattleboro Reformer.