Sarah Saltwick

Sarah Saltwick

SARAH SALTWICK is a playwright based in Austin, TX, a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin and was recently a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. Upcoming work includes readings of The Pleasure Trials at Luna Stage and Amphibian Stage and development of Europa at the Drama League. Her play A Perfect Robot was a finalist for the O'Neill Playwright Conference...
SARAH SALTWICK is a playwright based in Austin, TX, a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin and was recently a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. Upcoming work includes readings of The Pleasure Trials at Luna Stage and Amphibian Stage and development of Europa at the Drama League. Her play A Perfect Robot was a finalist for the O'Neill Playwright Conference and a Kilroy Honorable Mention for 2014 and 2015. Sarah's plays have been recently been produced or developed by groundswell theatre company, Kitchen Dog Theater, Swan Dive, the Navigators, Red Theatre Collective, Phoenix Theatre, the Icicle Creek Theater Festival, WildClaw Horror Theater, Weber State University, Barnyard Theater; as well as in cars, backyards, dressing rooms, lobbies, and a swimming pool. She would love to hear from you.

Plays

  • Europa
    On a quiet day, in a neighborhood park, Leslie and Alma met for the first time. As their children play, the women discover they know the same man. Leslie listens. Alma tries to leave but Leslie’s the best listener she’s ever met. Fourteen years later, their children are almost grown. Bruce wants Louise. Louise wants freedom. What happens after truths are told?
  • A Perfect Robot
    Finalist of for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference 2014
    Honorable Mention for Kilroy List 14 & Kilroy 15

    A marvel of art and technology, Mollybot is an almost perfect and affordable soulmate. When her creator goes off in search of the last missing piece to her soul, her machinery is left vulnerable to the commercial and jealous side of creation. Her body and programming are threatened...
    Finalist of for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference 2014
    Honorable Mention for Kilroy List 14 & Kilroy 15

    A marvel of art and technology, Mollybot is an almost perfect and affordable soulmate. When her creator goes off in search of the last missing piece to her soul, her machinery is left vulnerable to the commercial and jealous side of creation. Her body and programming are threatened.  With only Alan Turing at her side, can Mollybot scale the distance between robot and human, subject and self?  
  • Scarlet Letter
    A new play based on a classic story. Hester Prynne has been sentenced to wear a scarlet letter. Her young daughter Pearl asks questions Hester can’t easily answer. And then a familiar stranger comes to town… This adaptation offers fresh interpretations, an expanded cast of characters, and new insights.

    Appropriate for adult audiences as well as high school. During the production run at UT Austin...
    A new play based on a classic story. Hester Prynne has been sentenced to wear a scarlet letter. Her young daughter Pearl asks questions Hester can’t easily answer. And then a familiar stranger comes to town… This adaptation offers fresh interpretations, an expanded cast of characters, and new insights.

    Appropriate for adult audiences as well as high school. During the production run at UT Austin, two performances were given for high school classes. Several audience members commented on how much they enjoyed the play and that 'maybe they should read the book after all'.
  • TENDER ROUGH ROUGH TENDER
    It’s the hottest summer on record and Bell’s picked drinking over people. Mike’s got experience fighting fires but their attraction is a whole new disaster. What does it take to know someone? A sad catchy dance song of a play.
  • The Pleasure Trials
    When Rachel and Callie start clinical trials on their new female libido enhancement drug, willing participants come out of the woodwork looking for an internal revolution. Quickly after the first dose, the effectiveness of the medicine is undeniable, but the overwhelming pressure for its success may corrupt the experiment and everyone involved.
  • EGRESS
    Co-Authored with Melissa Crespo. You have just moved to a small college town to teach architecture. You have trouble sleeping. Sometimes, you lose track of time. You realize that your fears have followed you. You have no one to confide in, not
    your roommate, not your students, not the prosecutor who needs you to
    testify as a key witness. You can’t sleep. You’re considering buying a
    gun. But...
    Co-Authored with Melissa Crespo. You have just moved to a small college town to teach architecture. You have trouble sleeping. Sometimes, you lose track of time. You realize that your fears have followed you. You have no one to confide in, not
    your roommate, not your students, not the prosecutor who needs you to
    testify as a key witness. You can’t sleep. You’re considering buying a
    gun. But you work at a gun free campus. You don’t want to want a gun.
    But here you are, wanting.
  • Our Best Christmas
    Holly Molly is getting older. Her brother Parker tells her that no one in middle school believes in Santa. But this Christmas, with the missing dog and their mother flying to Mexico, Holly Molly knows her family needs the Christmas spirit now more than ever. Contains frank discussion of Santa.

    Script Sample includes several scenes from the full length play. For full length play, please email...
    Holly Molly is getting older. Her brother Parker tells her that no one in middle school believes in Santa. But this Christmas, with the missing dog and their mother flying to Mexico, Holly Molly knows her family needs the Christmas spirit now more than ever. Contains frank discussion of Santa.

    Script Sample includes several scenes from the full length play. For full length play, please email Sarah.Saltwick@gmail.com

    Christmas Isn't Math (a selection of scenes from Our Best Christmas) was produced by Phoenix Theater in Indianapolis as part of A Very Phoenix Xmas 8: Angels We Have Heard While High.
  • Rabbits
    After the collapse of the civilized world, people are struggling to survive. Technology has failed. Food is scarce. Rabbits have grown huge in size and frightening in strength. Cass has fled a compound to hunt for a better life. Her journey leads her to the isolated home of Jackson and his daughter Dove. After these three days, nothing is the same.