Sarah Burry

Sarah Burry

Plays

  • Fruit of the Ancients
    Princess Iphigenia was the human sacrifice that began the Trojan War, and Princess Polyxena was the sacrifice that ended it. The first hailed from Greece, the latter came from Troy. Finding themselves in purgatory, they explore what it means to be punctuation marks to an atrocity, how their sacrifices have been framed by artists over the centuries, and how they were both engaged to wed the famed hero Achilles. A sapphic dramedy.
  • High
    Admitted to Woodberry Women's Residential Treatment Center for Rehabilitation and Crisis Care, three young addicts find a bottle of Percocet that belonged to an ex-patient. One of them, Liza Moore, is propelled into a moral quandary that forces her to reconcile with the traumas that led to her overdose. Desperate to right a cosmic wrong for all the wrong reasons, a Woodberry patient ends up hurt on Liza...
    Admitted to Woodberry Women's Residential Treatment Center for Rehabilitation and Crisis Care, three young addicts find a bottle of Percocet that belonged to an ex-patient. One of them, Liza Moore, is propelled into a moral quandary that forces her to reconcile with the traumas that led to her overdose. Desperate to right a cosmic wrong for all the wrong reasons, a Woodberry patient ends up hurt on Liza's watch.

    This is a play about addiction, mental illness, and trauma. Suicide, overdoses,
    cancer, depression, personality disorders, and death are all discussed.

  • Danae Under One Million Stars
    Trapped in a subterranean prison of her own father's making, the Greek princess Danae is left with nothing but her thoughts and a single dagger given to her for her own suicide. Despite a priest declaring she will birth a heroic son who will kill the cruel king, Danae refutes the prophecy, knowing full well that she could never move on from the loss of her beloved, the naiad Callisto. Danae Under One...
    Trapped in a subterranean prison of her own father's making, the Greek princess Danae is left with nothing but her thoughts and a single dagger given to her for her own suicide. Despite a priest declaring she will birth a heroic son who will kill the cruel king, Danae refutes the prophecy, knowing full well that she could never move on from the loss of her beloved, the naiad Callisto. Danae Under One Million Stars follows a romance between two of Jupiter's female conquests, beginning in their youth and moving into the tragedy of Callisto, a follower of Diana who was exiled for the crime of being raped. It is not long until Danae is Jupiter's new target, and to escape his clutches, she needs a miracle directly from the stars above. She needs a miracle from the long-dead Callisto. (One-Act, 16 Pages)