Sarah Cho

Sarah Cho

Sarah Cho is a Los Angeles-based writer, director, and performer. Her plays include Koreans Eat Dog, Life of the Experiment, Waiting for Mr. Rogers, Monopoly, Family Dinner, and Trich. She is a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship, the Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, and Kennedy Center's Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award.

After graduating from Iowa Playwrights Workshop, she went on to...
Sarah Cho is a Los Angeles-based writer, director, and performer. Her plays include Koreans Eat Dog, Life of the Experiment, Waiting for Mr. Rogers, Monopoly, Family Dinner, and Trich. She is a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship, the Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, and Kennedy Center's Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award.

After graduating from Iowa Playwrights Workshop, she went on to study improv comedy at iO West and Second City, as well as improvisational theater with Aretha Sills at Sills/Spolin Theater Works. She has performed at Green Gravel Comedy Festival, Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, and written sketch comedy for LA Scripted Comedy Festival, the Sunday Sketch Show at formerly iO West, and LA’s topical news sketch show Top Story! Weekly at ACME Comedy Theater in Hollywood.

Her work has been featured on ComedyCake, WhoHaHa, Funny or Die, and currently writes with the house comedy sketch team Gutter at the Pack Theater.

Sarah is the co-host of the "very interesting" playwriting podcast Beckett's Babies with fellow playwright Sam Collier which you can learn more about at www.beckettsbabies.com.

When Sarah's not watching HBO, you can catch her telling stories about her life at open mics in LA.

BA: UC Santa Barbara MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop

Plays

  • Kung Flu Zombie
    [FULL-LENGTH] When a global outbreak nearly wipes out the human race, a group of hotel-dwellers must work together to survive. But their paranoia surfaces when they encounter the alleged source of the threat: an Asian.

    New play! If interested in reading, please contact me directly.
  • Grace and Janette Like White Guys
    [FULL-LENGTH] Grace and Janette, two Asian-American women, are opposites in every way but one... they both like white guys, and have trouble finding the “right” ones. Together, they dream up a very specific dating app to solve their problem. With the help of a team of male, Asian-American programmers, they make the app a reality. But the experience forces them to look within themselves... and blame their love...
    [FULL-LENGTH] Grace and Janette, two Asian-American women, are opposites in every way but one... they both like white guys, and have trouble finding the “right” ones. Together, they dream up a very specific dating app to solve their problem. With the help of a team of male, Asian-American programmers, they make the app a reality. But the experience forces them to look within themselves... and blame their love troubles on Hollywood, the media and the culture at large. The play explores themes of technology, love, entertainment, and most of all, friendship.

    **Finalist, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (2020)
  • Father Hates Social
    [SHORT - 10 MINUTE] A father learns how to sign-up and create a social media account. What he learns is how much he hates being social.
  • Friendship Coma
    [ONE ACT PLAY] After long ten years of being apart, four ratchet South Bay best friends reunite to rekindle their friendships. However, one friend doesn't quite remember because she was in a coma for most it. Her friends continue to remind her that it’s okay if she was in a coma and doesn't remember any of it because their friendship has, “like, totally persevered”. As they continue to reminisce,...
    [ONE ACT PLAY] After long ten years of being apart, four ratchet South Bay best friends reunite to rekindle their friendships. However, one friend doesn't quite remember because she was in a coma for most it. Her friends continue to remind her that it’s okay if she was in a coma and doesn't remember any of it because their friendship has, “like, totally persevered”. As they continue to reminisce, Tiffany begins to suspect a shocking secret that no one can fathom to discuss but is unveiled during the reunion. The play attempts to uncover the real meaning behind “fear of missing out” and its consequences in this one act comedy play.
  • Family Dinner
    [FULL-LENGTH] "Family Dinner" is a play about a family that has a problem. They can't have a nice normal family dinner.
    And it's probably because they're not very nice. Jane must decide if she can leave her family for a better life and hopefully, a better dinner.

    **Received a Workshop Production for University of Iowa’s Gallery Series
    **Kennedy Center’s The...
    [FULL-LENGTH] "Family Dinner" is a play about a family that has a problem. They can't have a nice normal family dinner.
    And it's probably because they're not very nice. Jane must decide if she can leave her family for a better life and hopefully, a better dinner.

    **Received a Workshop Production for University of Iowa’s Gallery Series
    **Kennedy Center’s The Paul Stephen Lim Asian American Playwriting Award
    **Quarter-finalist for Road Theater Company’s Summer Playwrights Festival
    **Published Thesis for University of Iowa Press 2015