Sarah Tuft

Sarah Tuft

Sarah’s new play MARVEL-OUS MONICA, IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE placed in the 2017 Austin Film Festival Playwriting. It was directed by Thomas Sadoski for IAMA Theatre Company’s January Reading Series as part of International Women’s Voices Day and will be mounted at the Museum of Jewish Heritage as part of their Untold Stories of Jewish Women festival. Sarah’s previous plays...
Sarah’s new play MARVEL-OUS MONICA, IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE placed in the 2017 Austin Film Festival Playwriting. It was directed by Thomas Sadoski for IAMA Theatre Company’s January Reading Series as part of International Women’s Voices Day and will be mounted at the Museum of Jewish Heritage as part of their Untold Stories of Jewish Women festival. Sarah’s previous plays have been developed and/or produced by EST, Geffen Playhouse, The Public Theater, Naked Angels’ Tuesdays@9, Monster Box Theatre, Sundog Theatre, Vineyard Theatre and other venues across the U.S. and abroad with actors including Billy Crudup, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, Neil Patrick Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa Leo, Susan Sarandon and Kathleen Turner. Her play 110 STORIES is published by Playscripts. Her blogs appear in HuffPost, Indiewire Women and Hollywood and The New York Times. Sarah is a 2017-2018 Play LA Workshop HUMANITAS Prize Finalist and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. A proud member of The Dramatists Guild, Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative and Antaeus Playwrights Lab, Sarah teaches dramatic writing at SF Creative Writing Institute.

Plays

  • 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 be able to 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 to evolve from...
    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 be able to 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 to evolve from victim to survivor? Combining genre, dark humor and her 1998 grand jury testimony, MARVEL-OUS MONICA is a fresh look at the slut-shamed young woman at the center of a notorious political scandal. #MeToo #TimesUp
  • 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?
  • 110 STORIES
    From the first crash at the Towers to a last goodbye at Ground Zero, 110 STORIES takes us through 9/11 as told by those who were there. Based on interviews, this docu-play weaves together stories not shown on the news, from people we can relate to… a photojournalist, mother, ironworker, nurse, chiropractor and a homeless man who saved lives that day too. Their unflinching, freaked-out and sometimes funny...
    From the first crash at the Towers to a last goodbye at Ground Zero, 110 STORIES takes us through 9/11 as told by those who were there. Based on interviews, this docu-play weaves together stories not shown on the news, from people we can relate to… a photojournalist, mother, ironworker, nurse, chiropractor and a homeless man who saved lives that day too. Their unflinching, freaked-out and sometimes funny accounts 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 its aftermath. 110 STORIES memorializes September 11th without politics or hyperbole. Instead, it restores the human side to history, reminding us of our capacity for compassion.
  • 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.
  • PATTI SMITH, P.I., a one-act play
    PATTI SMITH, P.I. reimagines the “Godmother Of Punk” as a 60-something coffee-swilling private eye interrogating a young whiskey-guzzling Janis Joplin for unspecified crimes. But as Patti grills Janis about her supposed self-destruction, Janis upends Patti’s assumptions, turning the harsh light of interrogation onto Patti’s own personal life. The resulting war of wits deconstructs the myths surrounding the two...
    PATTI SMITH, P.I. reimagines the “Godmother Of Punk” as a 60-something coffee-swilling private eye interrogating a young whiskey-guzzling Janis Joplin for unspecified crimes. But as Patti grills Janis about her supposed self-destruction, Janis upends Patti’s assumptions, turning the harsh light of interrogation onto Patti’s own personal life. The resulting war of wits deconstructs the myths surrounding the two female rockers who stayed true to themselves while navigating the male-dominated world of sex & drugs & rock ‘n’ roll.
  • 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.