Sarah Saltwick

Sarah Saltwick

Sarah Saltwick is a writer based in Austin, TX. She is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin and was a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. Her plays have been produced nationally and received critical acclaim from the Austin Critics Table and B. Iden Payne Committee. Recent productions include The Girl Who Became Legend, co-commissioned and presented by the Kennedy...
Sarah Saltwick is a writer based in Austin, TX. She is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin and was a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. Her plays have been produced nationally and received critical acclaim from the Austin Critics Table and B. Iden Payne Committee. Recent productions include The Girl Who Became Legend, co-commissioned and presented by the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and produced and co-commissioned by Zach Scott Theater in Austin TX, The Pleasure Trials at Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth, TX, Moxie Theatre in San Diego, CA, and Dramashop in Erie, PA and Egress, co-written with Melissa Crespo, produced by Amphibian Stage, SLAC in Salt Lake City, TheaterWorks in Hartford, CT, and Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland, OH. Other plays include A Perfect Robot, Rabbits, Tender Rough Rough Tender, an adaptation of The Scarlet Letter. She is also a Co-Director of Holden & Arts Associates, a theatrical booking agency.

Plays

  • The Caldera
    Best friends Lizzie and Maggie hit the open road in search of health care aka an abortion. Up
    in the New Mexico mountains, between the fabled country of California and the restrictive
    lands of Texas, they find themselves. A play about choice, freedom, and addictive tv
    shows.
  • 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. 
  • 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. You don’t want to...
    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. You don’t want to want a gun. But here you are, debating.
  • A Perfect Robot
    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?  

    ...
    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?  

    Finalist of for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference 2014
    Honorable Mention for Kilroy List 14 & Kilroy 15
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.