Sara Holdren is leaving after two years at NY Mag.

Theater critic Sara Holdren is leaving her post at New York Magazine in early October. 

Holdren, who was hired by the publication and its culture site Vulture in July 2017, announced her departure Monday, saying on social media that she was stepping back from criticism in order to focus on directing. 

A spokesperson for New York Magazine confirmed Holdren’s departure and said that the publication will be hiring another critic. 

This was Holdren’s first post as a critic. She is also a freelance theater director in New York and the artistic director and co-founder of theater company Tiltyard.

In an emailed statement, Holdren’s editor, Chris Bonanos, said he had greatly enjoyed working with her and hoped to feature her byline on the site again. 

“I wish she had wanted to stay at New York magazine for a very long time, but I accept (grudgingly) that she is happiest when she is making more theater and writing less about it. She has said that she wants to continue contributing on occasion to Vulture, whenever she has something to say, and I absolutely plan to hold her to it,” Bonanos said.