Sandy Gooen

Sandy Gooen

Sandy (he/they) is a 5'2 bundle of dynamite, born and raised most of his life in Randolph, New Jersey. He’s a queer, trans, Jewish, and neurodivergent writer, and tends to vary between writing, composing, and performing, but occasionally does other odd jobs. He’s still in college, Barnard College up at Columbia, and he is getting a music degree despite all the theater classes. His first written show to...
Sandy (he/they) is a 5'2 bundle of dynamite, born and raised most of his life in Randolph, New Jersey. He’s a queer, trans, Jewish, and neurodivergent writer, and tends to vary between writing, composing, and performing, but occasionally does other odd jobs. He’s still in college, Barnard College up at Columbia, and he is getting a music degree despite all the theater classes. His first written show to make it to the professional stage in summer 2016 was It Takes A Village, about the intersections of faith, sexuality, and family. More recently, Pass/Fail was at The Brick for their Trans Theatre Festival In 2018.

Plays

  • It Takes A Village
    Chava and Ezra Oz, a brother and sister who are both outcasts from their ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, are reunited in the face of adversity. The play asks the question of what family is, and explores how faith, sexuality, and family intersect.
  • Pass/Fail
    Johnny is a transmasculine student at a women's college in New York City. He dreams of being accepted for who he is. He's a superhero vlogger who acts tough on the web, but in real life, he struggles to let his peers and professors know how he really feels. He and his best friend Noah go toe to toe on his identity and his future in school.