Sari Boren

Sari Boren

Sari Boren is playwright and essayist. She was a member of Company One Theatre’s PlayLab Unit and received her MFA from Lesley University. Sari was one of seven playwrights in Flat Earth Theatre’s collaborative play SEVEN ROOMS: THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. WHO’S THERE was produced in the Boston Theater Marathon, HIS WEAPON LOVES ME at the Boston Theater Marathon and the Four on the Floor Festival, and TO REST...
Sari Boren is playwright and essayist. She was a member of Company One Theatre’s PlayLab Unit and received her MFA from Lesley University. Sari was one of seven playwrights in Flat Earth Theatre’s collaborative play SEVEN ROOMS: THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. WHO’S THERE was produced in the Boston Theater Marathon, HIS WEAPON LOVES ME at the Boston Theater Marathon and the Four on the Floor Festival, and TO REST at the Somerville Theater Festival. In 2019, Sari premiered her touring, full-length solo play EXHIBITING.

Her writing has been supported with grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, St. Botolph Club Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center.

Her essays “He’s a Rope” and “The Slurry Wall,” were recognized as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays 2019 and 2021. She received her Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and BA from Brandeis University.

Plays

  • Who's There
    On a stormy Halloween night, a tween girl out trick-or-treating talks herself into a strange man’s house. He’s unnerved by costume (and her presence) and tries to send her home. She’s frightened by the storm and refuses to leave. As the dangers outside grow closer and louder, will he be able to keep his promise to protect her?
  • His Weapon Loves Me
    Two high school boys—a tough upperclassman and a bookish freshman—find themselves outside the town’s abandoned “haunted” house after helping each other out in an unexpected fight. As they take turns daring each other to go in, they react the dangers lurking in the house, in their lives, and in themselves.
  • Parts Undiscovered
    Ted returns home to find that his wife Molly, a science professor, has thrown out a project meant for an exhibit at his science museum. The flowers he meticulously dissected are now trash. Was Molly just thoughtless or seeking revenge? As they argue about who can legitimately claim a scientific discovery, fresh resentments are cut open and exposed.

Recommended by Sari Boren

  • Limited Engagement!
    18 Feb. 2024
    Broadly comedic in a way that at first feels like entertaining satire but is actually deeply heartfelt in the best possible way, with the humor digging its way into the some of the hardest (and most joyful) truths. Also just freaking fun.