Born 1982 in Rheda-Wiedenbrück.
Sarah Israel studied dramaturgy, newer German literature and philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich from 2003 to 2009. In 2005/2006 she was a visiting student at Université Rennes 2 – Haute Bretagne in France. She wrote her diploma thesis on the documentary in selected productions of Volker Lösch.
She has worked for several productions as a dramatic producer, among others for »Der Boss vom Ganzen. Eine Komödie von Lars von Trier« at the Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart; »Ein Traumspiel« by August Strindberg at the Akademietheater of the Theaterakademie August Everding, invited to the Bayerische Theatertage in Coburg (both in 2009); »Gesäubert« by Sarah Kane, a twenty-minute production as part of the scenic evening of the first year of the production course at the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding (in 2007).
Sarah Israel furthermore was the production manager for »Hermannschlachten_07« at the Wagenhallen in Stuttgart as well as for »mausvogelwurst / wurstvogelmaus. szenische lesung einer schreibwerkstatt« at the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding, for which she also worked as a dramatic producer (both in 2007).
She has also worked at the theater and music festival »Les tombées de la nuit« in Rennes, at the Wolfgang-Borchert-Theater in Münster, at the Pathos transport theater in Munich and for »Das beste München, das es je gegeben hat«, a common project of the Bayerische Theaterakademie and Villa Stuck.
Sarah Israel has been awarded the Marie Zimmermann Fellowship for the support of young dramatic producers, which has been granted for the first time in 2008, upon the recommendation of the dramatic producer Klaus Zehelein. The fellowship was endowed by Friedrich Schirmer, since 2005 manager of the Hamburg Schauspielhaus, in memory of his wife, the dramatic producer and festival manager Marie Zimmermann, who died in 2007. The fellowship of 5000 Euros is tied to a two-month stay at the Akademie Schloss Solitude.