Sarah’s play, 110 STORIES, weaves together first-person accounts of 9/11 into a chronological tapestry. The play’s message of compassion and service challenges the usually politicized reframing of the event. 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 Tuft is a writer with a background in directing and fine art. In both her dark comedies and plays based on documentary elements, Sarah upends preconceived notions about cultural icons from September 11th to Monica Lewinsky to celebrities.
Sarah's blogs have been published in HuffPost, Indiewire’s Women and Hollywood, Playscripts and The New York Times. Her current projects include an original half hour dramedy pilot, GAY LIKE MOM, a docu-play I AM MONICA; HE WAS SUNSHINE and a screen adaption of 110 STORIES.
110 STORIES 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 other full-length plays include AWESOME BIG SOMEBODY. This satiric look at celebrity worship was read as a one-act play 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’s Lexington Center; ME TARZAN, staged in Makor Theatre; and PASS INTERCEPTED, a 24 Hour Plays radio play read at BAM.
Sarah’s directing credits for stage include 110 STORIES at The Public Theater, Richard Kuntzevich’s THE EGGNOG TALKING at Cherry Lane Theatre, Karen Sklaire’s DRAMA AT THE POINT, now entitled RIPPLE OF HOPE at Emerging Artists and MISTRESS SYNTAX for the 24 Hour Plays at Atlantic Theatre. Sarah’s short film, TIDE, with Laurel Holloman, screened at Hamptons International Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Lake Placid Film Forum (Finalist), Asbury Shorts NYC (Finalist) and aired on IFC. Her short, CLOSING TIME, with Callie Thorne, premiered at Clermond-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
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.
Highlights of Sarah’s work 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.