Sarah’s play, 110 STORIES, weaves first-person accounts of 9/11 into a journey through the day and the recovery.

110 STORIES has been performed at Geffen Playhouse, Public Theater and Vineyard Theatre by actors including Billy Crudup, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, Neil Patrick Harris, John Hawkes, Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa Leo, Aasif Mandvi, Cynthia Nixon, Susan Sarandon, Tony Shalhoub and Kathleen Turner.

 

 

Sarah is a writer whose dark comedies and docu-plays re-examine American icons from September 11th to celebrity culture. 

Continuing in this tradition, Sarah's most recent play, MARVEL-OUS MONICA: IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE, incorporates genre and documentary elements to reframe Monica Lewinsky as a PTSD sufferer with an unusual coping mechanism. 

 


Instead of exploiting the drama and despair of that day, (Tuft) captured the moments afterward, when everyone wanted to help each other. The real-life heroes are the people of Tuft’s tales.
— New York Post

110 STORIES was featured in Vulture, the New York Post and Gothamist. The play is profiled in the A&E Bio documentary, “When Pop Culture Saved America," with James McCaffrey, Daphne Rubin-Vega and David Zayas reading excerpts of the play. It’s also featured on REELZ Channel’s “9/11 Ten Years Later.”

110 STORIES is published by Playscripts and performed by high schools, community and regional theaters throughout the U.S. and abroad. A monologue from 110 STORIES is in Playscripts’ “Actor’s Choice: Monologues for Women.”

Tuft, while looking to avoid any hint of the political… intentionally culled her monologues from (those) with more complicated, less “camera-ready” accounts of their experiences on the Day and, later, on the Pile.
— vulture.com
Michael Hayden, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Edie Falco, Jay O. Sanders, Mary Stuart Masterson, John Turturro, Susan Sarandon, Daniel Sunjata, James McCaffrey

Sarah’s full-length plays also include AWESOME BIG SOMEBODY. This satiric look at celebrity worship was read in the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative SWAN Day Action Fest at Samuel French Bookshop. Sarah’s short plays include: WHO’S AFRAID OF A LITTLE GERM; SHOOT ME, developed at Naked Angels’ “Tuesdays At Nine”; CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW, produced by Sundog Theatre’s “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry”; LITTLE BLUE SNOWSUIT, developed at EST; ME TARZAN, staged in Makor Theatre; and PASS INTERCEPTED, a 24 Hour Plays radio play read at BAM.


Sarah's blogs are published in HuffPostIndiewire’s Women and Hollywood, Playscripts and The New York Times

Her stage directing credits include 110 STORIES at The Public Theater, Richard Kuntzevich’s THE EGGNOG TALKING at Cherry Lane Theatre, Karen Sklaire’s DRAMA AT THE POINT at Emerging Artists and MISTRESS SYNTAX for the 24 Hour Plays at Atlantic Theatre. 


Sarah’s debut short film, TIDE, with Laurel Holloman, premiered at Hamptons International Film Festival, was an official selection of LA Shorts Fest, Lake Placid Film Forum (Finalist) and Asbury Shorts NYC (Finalist). TIDE aired on IFC as the Featured Short for April.


Sarah’s follow-up short, CLOSING TIME, with Stephen Gevedon, Terasa Livingstone, Montgomery Maguire and Callie Thorne, was produced in an InDigEnt workshop and premiered at Clermond-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Sarah’s short film script, SHUSH, was optioned by Showtime. 


Sarah has also directed Blythe Danner, Peter Bogdanovich, Parker Posey and John Turturro in award-winning promos and interstitial segments for AMC, ESPN, MTV, SundanceTV and VH1. She’s been honored with a Telly Award, a CTAM and three Promax Awards. 


Sarah received an MFA from Pratt Institute in Painting and Photography. Highlights of her career as a painter, photographer and video artist include a one-person show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art as well as exhibitions and screenings at New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kitchen, Central Park SummerStage, AFI, MTV and PBS’s Independent Focus. 

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Sarah is a 2017-2018 Play LA Workshop/HUMANITAS Prize finalist and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. Sarah’s new play, MARVEL-OUS MONICA: IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE, is an Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition Second Rounder and is currently being developed for an October 2017 reading at the Pasadena Playhouse.