Sarah Jae Leiber

Sarah Jae Leiber

Sarah Jae Leiber is a playwright, essayist, dramaturg and theatre marketer from Philadelphia, PA. She currently works as a part time entertainment editor for BroadwayWorld.com and as the Marketing Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Playwriting credits include Grand Theft Tea Leaves (Off-Broadway, Theatre Row), The Repair Man (Muhlenberg College Mainstage) and Freudian Oops (Jewish Theatre of...
Sarah Jae Leiber is a playwright, essayist, dramaturg and theatre marketer from Philadelphia, PA. She currently works as a part time entertainment editor for BroadwayWorld.com and as the Marketing Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Playwriting credits include Grand Theft Tea Leaves (Off-Broadway, Theatre Row), The Repair Man (Muhlenberg College Mainstage) and Freudian Oops (Jewish Theatre of Bloomington, 2020); dramaturgy credits include Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play, Ubu Roi, The Cherry Orchard, Reverse Transcription and Final Placement at Muhlenberg College; comedy writing and essays include work at The Broadway Beat, Uncomfortable Revolution and The Validation Project. Leiber holds a B.A. in theatre and history from Muhlenberg College and wrote her thesis on art and activism during the AIDS crisis.

Plays

  • Freudian Oops
    Freudian Oops is a Jewish family dramedy about grief, French onion soup, and cold sores. Kara recently lost her dad, and it turns out her mom has been accidentally dating her psychiatrist. Family therapy gets more personal than ever.
  • The Repair Man
    The Repair Man centers around a young, depressed, Jewish woman named Nick who is visited on Yom Kippur by a Golem masquerading as a dishwasher repairman. Hilarity and a hard conversation ensues.

  • Grand Theft Tea Leaves
    While reviewing a symphony for work, Sal gets a call from the police—their ex-girlfriend, Kerry, has been arrested for the attempted theft of Revolutionary-era tea leaves from the local university museum. The play picks up in the parking lot of the police station after Sal posts Kerry's bail. The two contemplate friendship, platonic love, and pride as they explore the complexities of their once-romantic...
    While reviewing a symphony for work, Sal gets a call from the police—their ex-girlfriend, Kerry, has been arrested for the attempted theft of Revolutionary-era tea leaves from the local university museum. The play picks up in the parking lot of the police station after Sal posts Kerry's bail. The two contemplate friendship, platonic love, and pride as they explore the complexities of their once-romantic relationship. Ultimately, Kerry and Sal realize they don’t have to be in love to love each other a great deal.
  • Tingle (or, The Cold Sore Play)
    Teddy and Olivia just finished a really good first date. Will they kiss or not? Depends on whether or not Teddy is ready to commit to the Herpes Simplex Virus.