BIO:

 

Sarah grew up in Williamstown, MA.  She majored in music at Yale University, where she studied musical-theatre-writing with Tina Landau, Michael Korie, Josh Rosenblum, Joe Thalken, and Andrew Gerle.  She received her M.F.A. from the Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, where she studied book and lyricwriting.  In 2012-13, she was named a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and studied for a year with librettist Michael Korie and playwright Diana Son. For two years, she worked as the piano accompanist at the Nightingale-Bamford School.  She is currently teaching freshman English at Penn State, while continuing to work on several musicals.

 

Sarah's work has been presented at Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, 54 Below, the Metropolitan Room, the Davenport Theatre, Barrington Stage, and the Duplex.  Her musical THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, co-written with Molly Fox, was named “Outstanding Musical” at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival, and received a full production in Washington D.C. this past summer by Pallas Theatre Collective.  Sarah's musical DAMASCUS SQUARE, co-written with Oran Eldor and Shai Baitel, has received readings at 54 Below, the Davenport Theatre, the Metropolitan Room, the United Nations, Mana Contemporary Art Museum, and Safra Synagogue.  Several of Sarah's other musicals received staged readings at Yale, and two of her children’s musicals were published by Heuer Publishing Company in Iowa. 

 

Sarah is passionate about teaching music and drama to children and teenagers.  She has led mini-musical-writing workshops at several summer camps (including Camp Arena Stage and Boston Children's Theatre), in which she helps groups of kids write and perform their own short musicals.  Sarah also enjoys vocal coaching, music-directing, and teaching piano and songwriting.  

me and my friend and collaborator Nick Myers

William Finn's lyric-writing class at Tisch