In March 2020, Sara played Catherine Holly in
Avant Bard Theatre's
Suddenly Last Summer, directed by Christopher Henley. The production was cut short due to Covid-19 but Avant Bard is hoping to bring it back once theatres can open safely again.
Williams illustrates the ways truth and power are always shaping one another, and this is exemplified in Barker’s performance as Catherine.... [Catherine] only has her version of the truth, which may either condemn her or exonerate her, and every line in Barker’s reading reveals that understanding.
-Washington City Paper
In June 2019, Sara played Arsinoe in A Misanthrope--a new distillation of Moliere's The Misanthrope--by Matt Minnicino with WSC Avant Bard.
Sara Barker takes an aggressive chance that pays off as the repressed divorcée Arsinoe.