Sarah Tuft

Sarah Tuft

Sarah’s play MARVEL-OUS MONICA; IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE was developed at the 2018 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and IAMA Theatre Company. Sarah’s 110 STORIES has been developed/read at Geffen Playhouse, Public Theater, Vineyard Theatre, and Toledo Rep with actors including Billy Crudup, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, Samuel L....
Sarah’s play MARVEL-OUS MONICA; IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE was developed at the 2018 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and IAMA Theatre Company. Sarah’s 110 STORIES has been developed/read at Geffen Playhouse, Public Theater, Vineyard Theatre, and Toledo Rep with actors including Billy Crudup, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Shalhoub, and Kathleen Turner. Published by Playscripts, 110 STORIES is produced in regional, community and academic theaters across the U.S. and abroad. Sarah’s short plays and one-acts have been read/produced at EST’s Lexington Center, Monster Box Theatre, Naked Angels’ Tuesdays@9, Sundog Theatre, and 24Hour Plays. Sarah has collaborated with directors Gregory Mosher, Thomas Sadoski, and Giovanna Sardelli. Awards include 2018 Humanitas PlayLA Workshop finalist, Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition, and a NYFA fellowship. A member of the Dramatists Guild and Antaeus Playwrights Lab, Sarah teaches at SF Creative Writing Institute.

Plays

  • ABIGAIL
    (IN DEVELOPMENT) “The Crucible” is a masterpiece of the American Theater and perfect for blacklisted film director Ben Meyer’s comeback after those false allegations of sexual harassment against him. Ben’s wife - the renowned stage diva Savannah Wainscott - certainly agrees. She arranged for him to helm the Broadway production in which she stars as Goody Proctor. But when Ben casts YouTube influencer Ashley...
    (IN DEVELOPMENT) “The Crucible” is a masterpiece of the American Theater and perfect for blacklisted film director Ben Meyer’s comeback after those false allegations of sexual harassment against him. Ben’s wife - the renowned stage diva Savannah Wainscott - certainly agrees. She arranged for him to helm the Broadway production in which she stars as Goody Proctor. But when Ben casts YouTube influencer Ashley Hart as Abigail, Ashley’s objections to the play’s portrayal of women bring everything to a grinding halt. ABIGAIL looks at our post-#MeToo culture and asks if anything has changed…
  • MARVEL-OUS MONICA; IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE
    As Monica Lewinsky rehearses for her TED Talk, her PTSD keeps getting in the way, sending her spinning, literally, into an alternate universe. Will Marvel-ous Monica rescue The Pretty Young Coed from the Lecherous Professor? Will she learn the secret of Nasty-Woman, the mighty matriarchal superhero? And finally, will Monica be able to give her Talk by making peace with her traumatic past? Combining humor,...
    As Monica Lewinsky rehearses for her TED Talk, her PTSD keeps getting in the way, sending her spinning, literally, into an alternate universe. Will Marvel-ous Monica rescue The Pretty Young Coed from the Lecherous Professor? Will she learn the secret of Nasty-Woman, the mighty matriarchal superhero? And finally, will Monica be able to give her Talk by making peace with her traumatic past? Combining humor, fantasy and verbatim theater elements, MARVEL-OUS MONICA offers an overdue #MeToo look at the slut-shamed young woman at the center of a notorious political scandal.
  • 110 STORIES
    From the first crash at the Towers to a last goodbye at Ground Zero, 110 STORIES is a moment-by-moment journey through 9/11 as told by eyewitnesses, survivors, and recovery workers. These “everyday people” include a photojournalist, a mother, an ironworker, a nurse, a massage therapist, and a homeless man who saved lives that day too. Their unflinching, freaked-out, and sometimes funny stories take us back to...
    From the first crash at the Towers to a last goodbye at Ground Zero, 110 STORIES is a moment-by-moment journey through 9/11 as told by eyewitnesses, survivors, and recovery workers. These “everyday people” include a photojournalist, a mother, an ironworker, a nurse, a massage therapist, and a homeless man who saved lives that day too. Their unflinching, freaked-out, and sometimes funny stories take us back to when 9/11 was unimaginable, capturing the shock and horror of the day as well as the resilience of New York City in the tragedy's aftermath. 110 STORIES memorializes September 11th without politics or hyperbole. Instead, it restores the human side to history by honoring our capacity for compassion.

    110 STORIES has been performed by actors including Ed Asner, Billy Crudup, Catherine Curtin, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Noah Emmerich, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, Neil Patrick Harris, John Hawkes, Jessica Hecht, Jon Heder, Katie Holmes, Neal Huff, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharon Lawrence, Melissa Leo, Aasif Mandvi, Katharine McPhee, James McCaffrey, Dash Mihok, Cynthia Nixon, Tonya Pinkins, Jeremy Piven, Jay O. Sanders, Susan Sarandon, Pablo Schreiber, Tony Shalhoub, Daniel Sunjata, Kathleen Turner, John Turturro, Ben Vereen, and many other fine actors. 

    110 STORIES has been staged at The Vineyard Theatre, Public Theater, Geffen Playhouse, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and Town Hall where excerpts were included in “Brave New World: American Theater Responds to 9/11." Directors have included Barry Edelstein, and Gregory Mosher. Producers have included Andrew Carlberg and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso.
  • AWESOME BIG SOMEBODY, a one-act play
    AWESOME BIG SOMEBODY is a dark comedy about a mother and daughter competing for the same celebrity after winning a dinner date with Him. Pam schemes to adopt a baby for Him since celebrity adoption is all the rage, while her teenaged daughter, Baby, aims to bang Him so good, He’ll never want anyone else. In their desperate race to the star, mother and daughter draw unwitting allies to their cause. But when Baby...
    AWESOME BIG SOMEBODY is a dark comedy about a mother and daughter competing for the same celebrity after winning a dinner date with Him. Pam schemes to adopt a baby for Him since celebrity adoption is all the rage, while her teenaged daughter, Baby, aims to bang Him so good, He’ll never want anyone else. In their desperate race to the star, mother and daughter draw unwitting allies to their cause. But when Baby gets pregnant, everyone goes to war. AWESOME BIG SOMEBODY is a wild romp through celebrity worship, designer adoption, compulsive shoplifting, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse and the on-going war in the Middle East… in other words, a slice of America.
  • 6.8, a ten-minute play
    In the aftermath of something bad, Jordan pays Alison a neighborly visit to see if everything's cool. She lived through Hurricane Sandy. He survived Katrina. Both thought they were prepared for anything until the earth moved.
  • JUST US TWO, a ten-minute play
    When two sisters prepare food for their mother’s funeral reception, Cate one-ups Stephanie’s grief with a startling revelation. But just as Stephanie begins to wrap her head around the news of her mother’s secret life, Cate drops one more surprise. With Stephanie furious about being the last to know, two questions remain: Will the sisters’ relationship survive the news? And what did Stephanie do with the bruschetta?