Sara Jean Accuardi

Sara Jean Accuardi

Sara Jean Accuardi’s plays have been read, workshopped, and developed at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Portland Center Stage, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Northwestern University, and through Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. Her plays include <3 (Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), Love Scenes (Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works), That Water Moment and Portrait of the Widow...
Sara Jean Accuardi’s plays have been read, workshopped, and developed at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Portland Center Stage, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Northwestern University, and through Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. Her plays include <3 (Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), Love Scenes (Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works), That Water Moment and Portrait of the Widow Kinski (JAW Playwright’s Festival). She is a member of LineStorm Playwrights and holds an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University.

Plays

  • Portrait of the Widow Kinski
    A promising artist falls into obscurity. Decades later, his widow, once a promising artist herself, works tirelessly to find an audience for his neglected work. A chance encounter yields the possibility of a gallery show and a critical reexamination, but the opportunity to finally secure her husband's legacy forces her to take a hard look at the past.
  • <3
    14-year-old Ellie is a good kid. It’s the worst. 25-year-old David is grown-up. It’s the worst. Tracy Maccarini's got it figured out, though. She's neither. Or both. Is it more dangerous to grow up too fast or too slowly?
  • Love Scenes
    6 couples. 6 scenes. 1 apartment building. 24 hours. Ah, love.
  • Cold Call
    The arts don’t sell themselves; somebody’s got to do it. A 10-minute play about the intersection of humanity and ticket sales.
  • Rough Edge
    It's 1994, and two Cool Temptations employees at Clackamas Town Center discuss the fate of Portland's most infamous Olympian. 
  • A Science Thing
    A 10-minute play about the lasting marks our parents leave.
  • Break
    A 10-minute play about two low-ranking police officers on their lunch break trying to make sense of the world and proceed as normal in the chaos of a catastrophic event.
  • Ever-Fixed
    A 10-minute play based on Shakespeare's sonnet 116.
  • That Water Moment
    A 10-minute play about parenting and struggling with the unknown. "Most touching was Sara Jean Accuardi’s “That Water Moment,” which hinged on the balance of frustration and faith in the lives of young parents (played by Kerry Ryan and Isaac Lamb) struggling with the care of a developmentally disabled child." - Marty Hughley, The Oregonian
  • Without Ears
    A 10-minute play about two critics attempting to think outside the box.