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 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, combines humor, fantasy and verbatim theater elements to offer an overdue #MeToo look at the slut-shamed young woman at the center of a notorious political scandal. The play has been selected for the 2018 National Playwrights Conference, the 2018 Last Frontier Theatre Conference and has had readings at IAMA Theatre Company and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
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.”
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@9; 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.
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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Awards include 2018 HUMANITAS Play LA Workshop finalist, Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition, and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship. A member of the Dramatists Guild and Antaeus Playwrights Lab, Sarah teaches dramatic writing at SF Creative Writing Institute.