Sarah Fenner King

Sarah Fenner King

Sarah is an Oklahoma-based playwright, and co-founded and was the Executive Director for the Namron Players Theatre from 2012 to 2019. The Namron Players are a 501c3 nonprofit theatre collective in Norman, OK focused on performing new works with local artists, accomplishing this with world-premieres of original works, developmental staged readings, and an annual 24 Hour Play festival. Sarah is currently working...
Sarah is an Oklahoma-based playwright, and co-founded and was the Executive Director for the Namron Players Theatre from 2012 to 2019. The Namron Players are a 501c3 nonprofit theatre collective in Norman, OK focused on performing new works with local artists, accomplishing this with world-premieres of original works, developmental staged readings, and an annual 24 Hour Play festival. Sarah is currently working for the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.

Plays

  • Little Red Button
    SHORT - Snarky young filmmaker Vera Pewter-Nixon shows the video footage of her sister Marigold's accidental death at the local film festival. Political diva and host of the festival Darcy Langford tries to handle the scandal with the help of her stage manager Janelle. However, Janelle has her own agenda, which began with knowingly showing the morbid movie to the public, but escalates into exposure on a global scale....
  • Katy Pickle
    ONE-ACT - Katy Pickle lives a dreary and unremarkable life, full of self-loathing. This gets literal when one day another woman shows up on her doorstep, also claiming to be Katy Pickle. As more of her selves drop in, she must determine if they are her, and if she is even herself. The other Katy's attempt to cling to their lost identity at the expense of their own sanity, and resort to violence and threats...
    ONE-ACT - Katy Pickle lives a dreary and unremarkable life, full of self-loathing. This gets literal when one day another woman shows up on her doorstep, also claiming to be Katy Pickle. As more of her selves drop in, she must determine if they are her, and if she is even herself. The other Katy's attempt to cling to their lost identity at the expense of their own sanity, and resort to violence and threats against each other as their situation devolves and they search for solutions. What would you do if you weren't yourself? What would you do if somebody else was?
  • Roadkill Man
    SHORT - The Roadkill Man is Old Jake Harrison, who is known throughout the trailer park for scraping up dead animals off the road. His neighbor Sharon Black has known him her entire life, although their interaction solely consists of him muttering obscenities in her general direction. When her daughter's cat goes missing, she knows the Roadkill Man is to blame, and this forces her to initiate a...
    SHORT - The Roadkill Man is Old Jake Harrison, who is known throughout the trailer park for scraping up dead animals off the road. His neighbor Sharon Black has known him her entire life, although their interaction solely consists of him muttering obscenities in her general direction. When her daughter's cat goes missing, she knows the Roadkill Man is to blame, and this forces her to initiate a conversation with the reclusive and bitter old man. She discovers his disgusting habits hide a tender heart, and in his backyard lies a beautiful tribute to the fallen animals....
  • Trying Micaela Alta
    FULL-LENGTH - Explores modern female sexuality and the young women who are trying to understand it. Micaela Alta is one of those fifteen-year-old girls who is too mature for her age, both physically and sexually. Her best friend Nichole is the same age, but her own sexuality has yet to blossom. When Micaela is raped, Nichole watches her friend spiral from bravery to defiance to defeat and shame, and the painful...
    FULL-LENGTH - Explores modern female sexuality and the young women who are trying to understand it. Micaela Alta is one of those fifteen-year-old girls who is too mature for her age, both physically and sexually. Her best friend Nichole is the same age, but her own sexuality has yet to blossom. When Micaela is raped, Nichole watches her friend spiral from bravery to defiance to defeat and shame, and the painful process through the courtroom and the ultimately shattering verdict irrevocably changes both of the young women.

    The scenes transition smoothly from one to another, and the time line is not linear. Location and characters change very suddenly, and only slight staging or costume changes are used to indicate this.
  • The Taylor Trap
    ONE-ACT - Taylor Eugene Taylor III discusses the pros and cons of selling his father's failing business and his namesake, the Taylor Tailor Shop, with a snarky young vagrant named Felicia. She tries to convince Taylor of the benefits of emancipating yourself from your family ties, but Taylor has trouble believing that letting go is so easy for him, or for her.
  • Puppet Tears
    FULL-LENGTH - In this satirical play for adults, the starry-eyed Ford brothers Harv and Stan move to New York City for the admirable goal of making a difference toward some generalized but certainly lofty greater good. There they meet Ana, the free-spirited and unshowered founder of the Green Children's Initiative, and she sweeps them into the life of near-impoverished nonprofit service. But when Harvey...
    FULL-LENGTH - In this satirical play for adults, the starry-eyed Ford brothers Harv and Stan move to New York City for the admirable goal of making a difference toward some generalized but certainly lofty greater good. There they meet Ana, the free-spirited and unshowered founder of the Green Children's Initiative, and she sweeps them into the life of near-impoverished nonprofit service. But when Harvey takes a job with the powerful conglomerate Wal-Tech, first his personality and then his physical appearance begin to transform into that of a puppet. Harv's little brother Stan is left alone with the vengeful Ana, who coerces him into her sinister plan to win Harvey back one way or another. Stanley is torn between good and evil and growing increasingly unsure what those two words even mean as he notices his own features growing puppet-like under Ana's firm grip....

    This innovative script uses the art of puppetry onstage in a new way which will engage audiences and catch them off guard.
  • The Halfless
    FULL-LENGTH - A modern play a few eccentric beats away from realism, with very mature dialogue and sexuality. The Halfless are Theresa, Greg, and Courtney, and their obsession with their own heartache drives them to desperately lash out at each other. As these three lost souls become entangled in a mess of mistaken identity, their accidental interaction manages to upset their cycle of grief.

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    FULL-LENGTH - A modern play a few eccentric beats away from realism, with very mature dialogue and sexuality. The Halfless are Theresa, Greg, and Courtney, and their obsession with their own heartache drives them to desperately lash out at each other. As these three lost souls become entangled in a mess of mistaken identity, their accidental interaction manages to upset their cycle of grief.

    When Greg moves in to an apartment next-door to Theresa, she drunkenly sleepwalks into his bedroom and seduces him, thinking he is her ex-lover who used to live there. She has no sober recollection of doing this. Meanwhile, Greg is calling the phone number of his own ex, Courtney, and begging for reconciliation, but the number now belongs to a different Courtney, who has also been waiting for her own ex to come back to her. The tone of the play fluctuates between raw tenderness and awkward hilarity, always attempting to subvert one with the other. The Halfless explores sex and loneliness, engaging the audience on a number of personal and invasive levels that are ultimately universal.
  • The Orgasm Fairy
    SHORT - One night, as a woman begins to pleasure herself as per her usual routine, the Orgasm Fairy shows up and declares that she has used them all up. The woman must resist submitting to the will of this intruder and fight back to reclaim control of her sexuality .
  • Hamilton the Messenger
    ONE-ACT - Hamilton is a not-quite-deceased spirit who appears to people throughout different times and places. These people were truly loved by someone recently deceased, but they never knew of that love, and so it is Hamilton's fate to deliver them the message. But how, and why, does such a spirit exist? And does he have a message of his own to deliver?
  • Delilah
    SHORT - A radical retelling of the Bible story in modern times, using the modern Pharisees Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, and a nun to interrogate Delilah. Explores why women tend to sabotage their own relationships.