Sara Jean Accuardi

Sara Jean Accuardi

Sara Jean Accuardi’s plays have been commissioned, developed, read, and workshopped at The Blank Theatre (Los Angeles, CA), Theatre Vertigo and Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR), Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (McCall, ID), Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Northwestern University, and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company (Chicago, IL). Sara Jean is a member of the Dramatist Guild and LineStorm Playwrights. MFA: Northwestern University.

Plays

  • BREAK
    In the wake of tragedy and budget cuts, four teachers try to make it through a Monday.
  • < 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?
  • The Storyteller
    "I have done nothing but in care of thee,
    Of thee, my dear one—thee my daughter," - William Shakespeare, The Tempest

    Randi has lived off the grid with her father for as long as she can remember. She knows better than to question things—at least, until recently. Now she wants to know everything. She wants to know her story. But who’s going to tell it?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Off Duty
    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.