Sarah O'Connor

Sarah O'Connor

Sarah O’Connor is a Canadian writer and playwright who cannot save you from the robot apocalypse, so don’t confuse her for that other Sarah girl. Her play "The End of July" won first place in the Hamilton Fringe Festival's 24-Hour Playwriting Competition and was workshopped with the female-led Feminista playwriting unit in Hamilton, Ontario. Her plays "A Spell for Schoolgirls" and...
Sarah O’Connor is a Canadian writer and playwright who cannot save you from the robot apocalypse, so don’t confuse her for that other Sarah girl. Her play "The End of July" won first place in the Hamilton Fringe Festival's 24-Hour Playwriting Competition and was workshopped with the female-led Feminista playwriting unit in Hamilton, Ontario. Her plays "A Spell for Schoolgirls" and "Beep" have been performed in the HamilTEN Theatre Festival and Mind Play Theatre Festival. She is the co-creator of Stuck in a Story Productions and has co-written their three web series "Charlotte's Web Series," "The Femmes Fatale," and "Any Other Rosie" which can all be watched for free on Youtube.

Most recently her short story "What Happened to Natalie?" was an honourable mention for the 2020 GritLit Festival, in 2019 her short story "Jesse's Room" was a runner-up in Dawson City's Authors on Eighth writing contest. When not writing she likes to read, sew, and pet cats.

Plays

  • The End of July
    Six-year-old July Jenkins has gone missing and anyone who’s anyone is following the case; each person coming up with different theories about what happened to her. Kristen is just as invested in the young girl’s disappearance, but she knows more about what happened to July than she’s willing to admit. A shortened ten minute version of the play is also available for performance.
  • Beep
    Two weeks after her mother dies, Abby hears her mother’s recorded voice on the answering machine. She attempts to deal with her own shock of hearing the voice while her acquaintance Eden attempts to comfort her in all the wrong ways.
  • A Spell for Schoolgirls
    On a dark night, the teenaged witch Tansy begins a spell to give her answers on her love life. Her roommate Dora sneaks in during the spell and panics at what Tansy’s doing. The two then start talking about Tansy’s witchcraft and where Dora was sneaking off to, when Tansy reveals that she saw Dora kissing one of their classmates. The girl’s then get into a discussion on school, parents, and the expectations put upon them.