A Type A romantic polyamorist struggles to keep her rapidly expanding family from falling apart.

  • Sara Cooper
    The Memory Show, Elevator Heart
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    Television Script
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  • BOLT, Barnstorm Media

    Grand Jury Prize
Writer Biography - Sara Cooper

Sara Cooper is a playwright and lyricist. Highlights of works: HoT, Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals (2020), National Alliance for Musical Theatre “Other Shows You Should Know” Jukebox (2019), NAMT Festival of New Musicals Finalist (2019), Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Finalist (2019), concert, Dixon Place (2019); The Memory Show, Benefit Reading for the Alzheimer’s Association, The Mercury Theater Chicago (2019), United Kingdom Premiere, New Bard Productions in London (2016), Original Cast Recording, Yellow Sound Lab (2015), Transport Group at The Duke on 42nd Street (2013), Asian Premiere, Water Gate Media in Seoul (2012-2013), Barrington Stage Company (2010), NAMT Festival of New Musicals (2009); Elevator Heart, THML Theatre Company in association with Access Theater (2019), University of San Francisco Performing Arts and Social Justice Program (2018), concert reading, The Tank (2017), workshop, Tisch New Musicals (2016), concert, Producer’s Club (2016), concerts, Dixon Place (2015); Fault Lines, World Premiere at The Kennedy Center (2018), workshop with Washington National Opera (2017); Mechanical, reading, The Producers Club (2018), concert, Dixon Place (2017); Things I Left On Long Island, FringeNYC (2014), Time Out New York Critics’ Pick (2014), readings, Theater for the New City, Dixon Place (2013); Loving Leo, Weston Playhouse (2013), demo by Sh-K-Boom Records (2013), readings, Contemporary Traditionalists, TriArts Sharon Playhouse, Adirondack Theatre Festival (2010-2012); Windows, American Opera Projects (2013). Awards and Honors: Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals (January 2020); Queens Council on the Arts grant (2018); 92Y Musical Theatre Lab Collective (2017-2018); American Opera Initiative Fellowship, Washington National Opera (2017); Queens Council on the Arts grant (2016); New York State Council on the Arts Individual Theatre Artist Commission (2015); Jonathan Larson Grant, American Theatre Wing (2014); New York Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award in Playwriting (2014); Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Recipient (2014); National Endowment for the Arts and National Alliance for Musical Theatre National Fund for The Memory Show (2013); Weston Playhouse New Musical Award for Loving Leo (2012); American Opera Projects Fellowship (2011-2012). Sara was a Finalist for the 2019 Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre. As an educator, Sara’s favorite teaching credits include New York University, Purchase College, Montclair State University, CUNY Guttman Community College, and Lincoln Center. MFA Musical Theatre Writing and BFA Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts. Dramatists Guild, ASCAP. http://saracooper.weebly.com

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