Sarah Einspanier

Sarah Einspanier

Sarah Einspanier’s plays include Lunch Bunch (Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks), I LOVE SEAN (Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow), The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project with Sheila Callaghan), and MADONNA col BAMBINO created with composer Deepali Gupta and director Caitlin Sullivan (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest and the New Ohio’s Ice Factory, curated by New Georges). Her work has also been developed and...
Sarah Einspanier’s plays include Lunch Bunch (Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks), I LOVE SEAN (Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow), The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project with Sheila Callaghan), and MADONNA col BAMBINO created with composer Deepali Gupta and director Caitlin Sullivan (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest and the New Ohio’s Ice Factory, curated by New Georges). Her work has also been developed and presented by Ars Nova’s Play Group, Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group, the New Georges Jam, a New Georges Special Residency, and Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Directing Studio. She has been a resident at the Millay Colony, Cape Cod Theatre Project (Noel Coward Foundation Writer in Residence), SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference (Horton Foote Scholar with Naomi Iizuka), and has participated in Erik Ehn’s annual Texas Silent Writing Retreat. 

Upcoming: 
House Plant directed by Jaki Bradley and produced by Madeleine Foster Bersin at New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door (Jan/Feb 2020)
(https://www.nytw.org/next-door-nytw/)

Recent:
Lunch Bunch directed by Tara Ahmadinejad in Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks (May 2019)
(https://www.clubbedthumb.org/productions/2019/lunch-bunch/)
(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/)
(https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/keelay-gipson-sarah-einspanier-inkd-festival_88229.html)

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.

    Recent: Clubbed Thumb's Winterworks and Summerworks directed by Tara Ahmadinejad
  • 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.)

    Recent: The Playwrights Realm's INK'D Festival of New Plays directed by Jenny Koons
    (https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/keelay-gipson-sarah-einspanier-inkd-festival_88229.html)
  • 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 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! Too bad we're not invited. But hey, at least we can watch it on TV. Cosmic and commonplace collide for three persons and their plant in a cramped here-ish now-ish NYC-ish apartment. A play with hold music and a bunch of fucking B-roll about the sometimes painful gap between reality and fantasy.

    Upcoming: New York Theatre Workshop's Next Door directed by Jaki...
    Time for a big adventure! Too bad we're not invited. But hey, at least we can watch it on TV. Cosmic and commonplace collide for three persons and their plant in a cramped here-ish now-ish NYC-ish apartment. A play with hold music and a bunch of fucking B-roll about the sometimes painful gap between reality and fantasy.

    Upcoming: New York Theatre Workshop's Next Door directed by Jaki Bradley, produced by Madeleine Foster Bersin
    (https://www.nytw.org/next-door-nytw/)
  • 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.