Broadway Bound at Oldcastle Theatre Company (oldcastletheatre.org) has been named to two year end round ups. Gail Burns of Berkshire On Stage picked us as the Best Play of the year berkshireonstage.com/2017/12/29/berkshire-on-stage-critics-pick-their-favorites-of-the-2017-season/ and Jeffrey Borak of the Berkshire Eagle named us to his Top Ten List www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/top-10-less-was-more-on-stage-this-year,528197. Furthermore, I was mentioned as a noteworthy performance in his "Outstanding Stage Storytellers of 2017" article!! www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/the-outstanding-stage-storytellers-of-2017,528172
From Nov. 27 to Dec. 9 2017, Sarah played Shanti in the 2-week workshop of "Blackbeard: The Musical," a new musical by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe, at Signature Theatre in Arlington VA www.sigtheatre.org. Eric Schaeffer directed, and we had a rollicking good time. Here's arrrrrrr marvelous cast and team of pirates!! Arrrrrrr!! Get it???? The show is slated to have a full production at Signature at a time soon to be determined, so stay on the look out for news and updates.
Next up Sarah returns to Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT, where she previously played Aouda in Mark Brown's hilarious adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days. This time she'll be playing Kate in Neil Simon's gorgeous and moving Broadway Bound, the third play in his semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy. We run Wednesday through Sunday September 29-October 15. Come see us! New England is unbeatable in the fall. For tickets and info click here: oldcastletheatre.org/2017/08/broadway-bound/
Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center is going on hiatus for the summer!! Check back here to see if Sarah will return to the salon when it reopens for the fall.
Sarah participated this March/April in a 29-hour reading of Annalisa Dias' world premiere play 4,380 Nights at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. She read the roles of Sarah Abramson/Woman. The reading was directed by Kathleen Akerley and overseen by Joe Calarco, Signature's Resident Director of New Works. Also starring were Michael Kevin Darnall, Jimmy Whalen, and Joe Carlson. 4,380 Nights will be presented at Signature as a full production as part of the 2018 Women's Voices in Theatre Festival.
Sarah returns to the salon as Barbara DeMarco in Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center on January 31, 2017!! Come see us! She'll be performing Tuesday-Friday at 8p, Saturday at 6 and 9p, and Sunday at 3 and 7p, and she'll be there all spring. For tickets visit www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/TRMAD#tickets
Sarah took part in an industry staged reading of Brass Heart: The Musical (book, music, and lyrics by Jessica Wu) at Arena Stage on December 16, 2015. She played Coworker Jane, Mom, and Mama.
Next up, Sarah will be appearing in the four person ensemble piece I CALL MY BROTHERS by Jonas Hassen Khemiri at the esteemed Forum Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. We start rehearsals on August 16 and performances run from September 9-October 1. Please visit forum-theatre.org/whats-on for details and tickets!
I CALL MY BROTHERS (courtesy the Forum website):
written by JONAS HASSEN KHEMIRI
translated from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles
directed by MICHAEL DOVE
SEPTEMBER 9-OCTOBER 1, 2016
A car has exploded. A city has been crippled by fear. Amor wanders the city, doing his best to blend in. His best to become invisible and not attract any suspicious glances. But what is normal behaviour? And who is a potential perpetrator? Over twenty-four hours, Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s fierce, funny, and explosive play explores where the lines between criminal and victim, and fantasy and reality, blur.
Written in response to the Stockholm terrorist attacks of 2010, I Call My Brothers began as a New York Times column Khemiri published just one week after the suicide bombing and is being adapted for this DC production. Khemiri is an internationally-renowned and award-winning playwright and novelist whose work has been translated into more than fifteen languages and his plays have been performed by over 100 companies. He won a 2011 Obie Award for playwriting.
Here's the girls doing our best Spice Girls imitation on opening night of SHOUT! The Mod Musical at The Depot Theatre. Left to right (top row): Missy Dowse Rivera (Blue), Ashley Sweetman (Yellow), Cristina Ferruggia (Green), Krista Kurtzberg (Red). Bottom row: ME (Orange)! Below is a side by side comparison, in case you're wondering which Spice Girl we are.
Next up, Sarah will star as Orange Girl in SHOUT! The Mod Musical at the Depot Theatre_ in Westport, NY. Performances begin Friday July 1 and end Sunday July 17! Amy Griffin_ directs!! For tickets visit http://depottheatre.org/tickets/