Sarah Einspanier

Sarah Einspanier

Sarah Einspanier is a playwright from Dallas, TX. She is a current Writing Fellow at the Playwrights Realm and a member/co-leader of the New Georges' Jam. An alum of Ars Nova's Play Group, Cherry Lane's Mentor Project (Mentor: Sheila Callaghan), Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers' Group, New Georges Special Water Residency, New York Theatre Workshop's Mondays@3, UMASS New Play...
Sarah Einspanier is a playwright from Dallas, TX. She is a current Writing Fellow at the Playwrights Realm and a member/co-leader of the New Georges' Jam. An alum of Ars Nova's Play Group, Cherry Lane's Mentor Project (Mentor: Sheila Callaghan), Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers' Group, New Georges Special Water Residency, New York Theatre Workshop's Mondays@3, UMASS New Play Lab, and Pipeline Theatre Company's PlayLab. She has been a resident artist at the Millay Colony, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Sewanee Writers' Conference (Horton Foote Scholar with Naomi Iizuka), and Stratford New Works Lab and has participated in Erik Ehn’s annual Texas Silent Writing Retreat.

Upcoming:
Lunch Bunch directed by Tara Ahmadinejad in Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks (May 2019)
(https://www.clubbedthumb.org/summerworks-2019-announcement/)
(http://www.playbill.com/article/clubbed-thumb-unveils-lineup-for-2019-summerworks-festival)

I LOVE SEAN directed by Jenny Koons in the The Playwrights Realm's INK'D Festival of New Plays (April 2019)
(https://www.americantheatre.org/2018/10/04/playwrights-realm-announces-2018-19-writing-fellows/)

Recent:
MADONNA col BAMBINO created with composer Deepali Gupta and director Caitlin Sullivan at Ars Nova's ANT Fest and New Ohio's Ice Factory (June & July 2018)

Consumer Reports directed by Lauren Z. Adleman in Williamstown Theatre Festival's
Directing Studio Shows (August 2018)

Lunch Bunch directed by Tara Ahmadinejad in Clubbed Thumb's Winterworks (Jan 2019)
(http://www.clubbedthumb.org/directing-fellowship/)

Plays

  • Lunch Bunch
    Dragon Fruit! Black Beluga Lentils! Perfectly Soft-Boiled Eggs! Amidst the distinct fear/feeling that: the world is, always has been, always will be (???) going to shit! Seven public defenders seek meaning, belonging, some semblance of order VIA their lunches.

    Upcoming: Clubbed Thumb's Winterworks directed by Tara Ahmadinejad
  • MADONNA col BAMBINO
    Merry (with an E) is Christine's surrogate mother. Mary (with an A) is Christine's biological mother. Kristine (with a K) is Christine's biological mother's surrogate daughter. Martha is Christine's friend. Martha is having a baby. She can’t decide on a name. A "play" about family (in many forms) with no yelling.

    Created with composer Deepali Gupta and director...
    Merry (with an E) is Christine's surrogate mother. Mary (with an A) is Christine's biological mother. Kristine (with a K) is Christine's biological mother's surrogate daughter. Martha is Christine's friend. Martha is having a baby. She can’t decide on a name. A "play" about family (in many forms) with no yelling.

    Created with composer Deepali Gupta and director Caitlin Sullivan

    Interview with Julia May Jonas: https://www.culturebot.org/2018/07/28379/5-questions-with-the-creative-team-for-madonna-col-bambino/
    Response by Alex Borinksy: https://www.culturebot.org/2018/08/28464/past-internetting-on-madonna-col-bambino/

  • I LOVE SEAN
    Three to three hundred women in pursuit of high ground between dreams, reality, and reality TV. (This is what happens when you write a play after transcribing an entire season of ABC's The Bachelor.)
  • I forgot to tell you
    Are we all just wandering around saying the same shit to different people?
    On the perpetual prowl, so to say, for someone to narrate our lives to?
  • House Plant
    Time for a big adventure! Wait, I thought we were invited? A sudden departure leaves an unlikely pair fighting/floundering in a cramped here-ish now-ish NYC-ish apartment. Trillions of tiny CELLLLLLSSSSS, A Mountain, and a hospital drama make up a live score. The houseplant watches.
  • The Convent of Pleasure
    Margaret and Katherine are moving? Going back to the earth? Going off the grid? Starting a lesbian sex den (L.S.D. for short)? Or maybe just camping...? Ambitions of meadowy feminist utopias plagued by 17th century men, mortality, and ants.