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Theater educator , writer

Arthur Sainer, American Writer, theater educator. Ford Foundation grantee, 1979, 80; recipient grant Office for Advanced Drama Research, University of Minnesota, 1967, award for Grab Your Hat John Golden Foundation, 1946. Panelist Vermont Council on the Arts, Montpelier, 1982, 83; panelist New York.State Council on the Arts, 1976-1978.


Sainer, Arthur was born on September 12, 1924 in New York City. Son of Louis and Sadie (Roth) Sainer.


Bachelor of Arts, Washington Square College, New York City, 1946; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1948.


Teacher Commonwealth Post College, Bennington College, Vermont, 1967-1969, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 1974-1975, Staten Island Community College, 1974-1975. Faculty Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1977-1980, Hunter College, New York City, 1980-1981. Associate professor theatre Middlebury College, Vermont, 1981-1983.

Theater faculty New School for Social Research, New York City, from 1985, State University of New York, Albany, from 2004, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, 1990—2002. Play director Boat Sun Cavern Middlebury College, Vermont, 1983. Drama critic Village Voice, New York City, from 1961.

Play director Lord Tom Goldsmith at Theatre for New City, 1979, Witnesses at Open Space, New York City, 1977, Poor Man Rich Man, Theatre for the New City, 1992. Reporter National Endowment for Arts, Washington, 1979—1982.



Panelist Vermont Council on the Arts, Montpelier, 1982, 83. Panelist New York State Council on the Arts, 1976-1978.


Married Maryjane Treloar, April 18, 1981. Children: Douglas M., Stephanie M., Jane M., Ross M.

Louis Sainer

Sadie (Roth) Sainer

Maryjane Treloar

Douglas M. Sainer

Jane M. Sainer

Stephanie M. Sainer

Ross M. Sainer