BIO:

 

Sarah is a musical theatre writer and aspiring kidlit writer/illustrator.  She lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband, toddler, and two cats.  

Sarah grew up in Williamstown, MA.  She majored in music at Yale University and received her M.F.A. from the Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.  Since then, she has worked as a piano accompanist, an English lecturer, a music director, and an assistant choir director and musical theatre director.  

 

Sarah's musical USHER, co-written with Molly Fox (and based on Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher") was named “Outstanding Musical” at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival and received a full production in Washington D.C. in 2014 by Pallas Theatre Collective.  Her musical DAMASCUS SQUARE, co-written with Oran Eldor and Shai Baitel, received a full production at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in 2015 and was a finalist for the 2016 Kleban Prize.  BECOMING DAVID, written with Nick Myers, received an Equity reading at the Dramatists Guild in 2016 and was a finalist for the 2017 Richard Rodgers Award.  Sarah's newest musical, THE BOOK OF HOLDING ON, received two Equity readings in NYC over the past two years and is slated for a full production over Zoom this spring at Santa Clara University.

Sarah is passionate about teaching music and drama to children and teenagers.  She has led mini-musical-writing workshops at McCallum Fine Arts Academy, Camp Arena Stage, and Boston Children's Theatre, in which she has guided groups of students through writing and performing their own short musicals.  

me and my friend and collaborator Nick Myers

William Finn's lyric-writing class at Tisch