Olivia Sawatzki

Olivia Sawatzki

Olivia Sawatzki is a Columbus, Ohio-based playwright and actor. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BA in Theatre. She's most interested in writing plays that explore the gross and ugly parts of being a person, and enjoys tiptoeing the thin line between comedy and tragedy.

Plays

  • Living Primates
    Something's going on with Daisy—something's been going on with Daisy. And Mom doesn't understand and Dennis doesn't understand but you. Do you understand? Do you believe her? Do you believe her? Do you like her? Will you stay?
  • Thelma & Louise Make It To Mexico (and other cultural revisions)
    A trio of women challenge and rewrite patriarchies embedded in the canon. A deep exploration into how the stories we always tell behave when mixed with the trauma, heartbreak, illness, hope, love, and fear of the listener.
  • Being Alive & Other Big Jokes
    Anna can't have sex, her boyfriend smokes oregano, her best friend calls the suicide hotline every time she's on the toilet, and her other best friend only speaks in gay millennial riddles. What's the point of any of it?
  • BLEED ME DRY
    A dialysis patient gets adopted by an erratic food-blogger acquaintance in this 10-minute piece about unlikely friendship, and tenderness, and Fleetwood Mac, and the second LEGO movie? What?
  • House Show
    dude did you hear who's opening for Bitchin’ Rick & the Elastic Itchy Boys tonight? i've like never even heard of them omg. it's like a college band i think. yeah the main girl? i've heard she's like full lesbian now.
  • MOONSHINE KILLS CRIPPLES BLINDS
    A grocery store cashier has a bizarre encounter with a one-eyed, cheese-eating man. God, it sucks to be a woman in the service industry.
  • for sale, baby shoes
    A scavenged play in the tradition of Charles Mee. Pulled from Craigslist ads and recipes and internet chatrooms is the story of Beatrice and Chuck. Let my son know I love him.