Sarah Kosar is a playwright

 UP NEXT: ARMADILLO at THE YARD THEATRE

Armadillo – little armoured one. [Spanish]

A teenage girl disappears from a small town in America where fifteen years earlier, another teenage girl was kidnapped. Now a woman, she watches the news. She reaches for her gun. She holds it close.

From writer Sarah Kosar (Mumburger, Old Red Lion, Old Vic 12, 2018) and director Sara Joyce (★★★★★ Dust, Trafalgar Studios, Old Vic 12, 2018) comes a show about the dangerous ways we make ourselves feel safe.

With a cast including Michelle Fox (Casualty, BBC1; Translations, National Theatre), Mark Quartley (Vera, ITV; Another Country, Trafalgar Studios) and Nima Taleghani(Romeo and Juliet, RSC; Hatton Garden, ITV).

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CREDITS

  • Writer Sarah Kosar

  • Director Sara Joyce

  • Designer Jasmine Swan

  • Production Manager Jack Greenyer

  • Lighting Designer Jessica Hun Hang Yun

  • Video Designer Ash Woodward

  • Sound Designer Anna Clock

  • Stage Manager Amber Skye Reece-Greenhalgh

  • Movement Director James Berkery


 
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Sarah Kosar is a

playwright

THEATRE INCLUDES: Armadillo (The Yard Theatre), Mumburger (off the WALL productions - American Premiere, Old Red Lion, The Archivist’s Gallery - London); Hot Dog (The Last Refuge, London, Thinking Cap Theatre, USA); Spaghetti Ocean (Live Lunch Reading, Royal Court); Big Body, Tiny Head (Short Audio Play, Royal Court); Butter Brain (Commission - Young and Talented, The Broadway, Barking/Theatre Royal Stratford East), Human Suit (First Drafts, The Yard, Longlisted for Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting)

Old Vic 12 (2017, 2018), Recipient of Exceptional Promise in Playwriting visa, Inaugural Writer in Residence at The Archivist’s Gallery (2017).

Sarah is also Director of Talent at ROLI.

MUMBURGER

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️LIVE THEATRE UK ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️CRITICALLY SPEAKING ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️FEMALE ARTS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️THE SPY IN THE STALLS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️LONDON THEATRE 1 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ARTHUR’S SEAT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️LONDON PUB THEATRES

In July 2016, Mumburger originally premiered at The Archivist’s Gallery In Haggerston, London where Sarah was the Inaugural Artist in Residence. It then transferred to the Old Red Lion Theatre in July 2017 for Clive Judd’s Inaugural season as Artistic Director. Mumburger received its American Premiere with off the WALL at Carnegie Stage to rave reviews in March 2019.

Mumburger was nominated for an Off-West-End Award and is published by Methuen Drama. More details on the productions here.

A surreal new play about grief, parenting and alternative meat

Tiffany's mum is killed by a Birds Eye truck on the M25. There’s family to call and a coffin to order, but first she has to talk to her dad – and for some reason that's the toughest thing on her to-do list. Meanwhile, an oozing paper bag appears, holding a dying wish that will either bring a father and daughter together, or drive them further apart. In her surreal play about grief, parenting, and alternative meat, Kosar asks how far we can be pushed by love and obligation.

KOSAR IS A PROMISING WRITER, BRAVE ENOUGH TO CHALLENGE AUDIENCES TO FACE UP TO UNPALATABLE TRUTHS.
— REVIEWS HUB
Photo by Amit & Naroop

Photo by Amit & Naroop

Sarah is originally from Butler, Pennsylvania and moved to London to pursue playwriting in 2009. Since then she has had her work produced and published internationally. 

Sarah writes plays about theatrical worlds that look like our own but expose the absurdity and black comedy of human behaviour through a visceral, surreal and metaphorical register. Her work focuses on identity, feminism and the internal versus external. Alongside writing, Sarah works full-time as Director of Talent at the music-tech start up, ROLI.

FULL CREDITS:

WHAT’S ON NEXT: Armadillo at The Yard (30 May - 22 June 2019)

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT: Our Name is Not John with director Sara Joyce (following reading at Old Vic Theatre as part of Old Vic 12), Human Suit (first written as part of The Yard’s First Drafts Festival), The Monica Lewinsky Project with director Debbie Hannan (Supported by MGC Futures Bursary)

FULL LENGTH THEATRE PRODUCTIONS: Mumburger (off the WALL productions, Carnegie Stage, American Premiere) Mumburger (Old Red Lion), Mumburger (The Archivist’s Gallery, Rough Hewn & Stephanie Koeniger Productions), Butter Brain: The Musical (Commission - Young and Talented, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Butter Brain (Commission - Young and Talented, Broadway Barking Theatre), Hot Dog (USA Premiere, Thinking Cap Theatre, Florida), Hot Dog (Descent/The Last Refuge, London)

SHORT PLAY PRODUCTIONS: Morphin (Miniaturists, Arcola Theatre), Big Body, Tiny Head (Short Audio Play Commission for Royal Court Theatre), Seal (Etch Theatre, Pleasance Theatre), Runt (Commission for Oxford School of Drama, Soho Theatre), Play 3/Tryptych (Commission for PLAY Theatre Company), Ice Cream (Little Pieces of Gold, Southwark Playhouse), Fox (Descent, The Southwark Playhouse, Little Pieces of Gold).

STAGED READINGS: Our Name is Not John (Old Vic Theatre, Old Vic 12), Human Suit (First Drafts, Yard Theatre), Armadillo (VAULT Festival, Poleroid Theatre), Spaghetti Ocean (Live Lunch Reading at Royal Court Theatre), Before You’re Fourteen (Skylines/Theatre Centre in Collaboration with Hampstead Theatre), Brother Husband (Soho Theatre, Departures Lounge), Egg (BBC, Finalist in BBC International Playwriting Competition, The Lyric Hammersmith)

PUBLICATIONS: Mumburger (Methuen Drama, Bloomsbury), Hot Dog (Playdead Press), Phyllis as part of Cultural Conversations: Works in Progress/Writers in the Making (Elfrig Publishing) 

EDUCATION: BA in Theatre, BA in Film from Pennsylvania State University. MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

WRITING GROUPS: Royal Court Summer, Studio & Young Writers Groups, Hampstead Theatre Associate Writer, Soho Young Writers Lab, Lyric Young Writers Programme. Sarah is also the founder of the writers collective Playdate which includes Isley Lynn, Vinay Patel, Stephen Laughton, Poppy Corbett, David Ralf and Chris Adams

RADIO: Hashtag (Roundhouse Radio/Hampstead Theatre). Sarah is also the producer and host of the iTunes New and Noteworthy Podcast Kin.

ACADEMIC REFERENCES: HOT DOG is part of Pennsylvania State University's Women in Theatre and Advanced Playwriting syllabi. HOT DOG has also been taught as part of Arcadia University's Study Abroad Programme at Royal Holloway University by visiting lecturer, Poppy Corbett. Sarah has also taught playwriting masterclasses for the Old Vic Theatre, Arts Ed, Pennsylvania State University's Schreyer's Honour College and more.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Sarah is a seasoned speaker on playwriting and feminism in the arts. Some of her engagements have included being featured on BBC'S Have Your Say, interviewing iO Tillett Wright at The Archivist's Gallery, her speech Girls Make Shit Happen at Hackney Picture House as part of the Bechdel Test Fest and being on a variety of panels.

FILM: You can see some of Sarah's short films here

OTHER: Sarah works full-time as Head of Talent at the music-tech start up, ROLI.

 

PRESS

SHE HAS A DISTINCTIVE, SURREALIST STYLE OF WRITING THAT IS UNAFRAID.
— EXEUNT

SARAH'S FEATURE IN THE STAGE HERE 

WATCH THE MUMBURGER TEASER HERE
Over 8.6K views on Facebook

PROFILE IN PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE HERE

WATCH SARAH ON THE LYNN CULLEN SHOW HERE

OLD VIC 12 ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE STAGE HERE

READ THE EVERYTHING THEATRE FEATURE HERE

READ THE THIS WEEK LONDON INTERVIEW HERE

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MUMBURGER IN BROADWAY WORLD HERE

PROFILE IN THE BUTLER EAGLE HERE

INTERVIEW WITH PGHLESBIAN.COM HERE

INTERVIEW WITH THEATRE ANGEL HERE

LISTEN TO SARAH'S SOHO RADIO APPEARANCE HERE

EXEUNT'S LIST OF GREAT FEMALE PLAYWRIGHTS THAT WORK SHOULD BE STAGED HERE 

OLD VIC 12 ANNOUNCEMENT HERE

WATCH SARAH'S INTERVIEW ON LONDON LIVE HERE

SARAH'S FEATURE IN EXEUNT HERE

BRUNTWOOD PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING LONGLIST ANNOUNCEMENT HERE

INTERVIEW WITH IES ABROAD HERE

INTERVIEW WITH XCITY LIFE HERE

INTERVIEW WITH THINKING CAP THEATRE HERE

READ THE THEATRE WEEKLY INTERVIEW HERE

FEATURE IN A YOUNGER THEATRE ON SARAH'S PODCAST KIN

MUMBURGER FEATURED AS A CRITIC’S PICK IN THE STAGE HERE

THERE ARE SOME PLAYWRIGHTS WHOSE VOICE PERMEATES THEIR STAGE DIRECTIONS (SARAH KANE AND BRANDON JACOBS-JENKINS SPRING TO MIND) AND SARAH KOSAR IS ONE OF THEM.
— Canon Warrior

REVIEWS

Buy Sarah Kosar's Plays

Hot Dog
£7.99
By Sarah Kosar
Mumburger (Modern Plays)
£10.99
By Sarah Kosar
   Works in Progress - Writers in the Making   $14.99  Featuring PHYLLIS by Sarah Kosar  Buy by clicking on the image above to be redirected. 

 

Works in Progress - Writers in the Making

 $14.99

Featuring PHYLLIS by Sarah Kosar

Buy by clicking on the image above to be redirected. 

HAVE A DIALOGUE WITH SARAH

Photo by Amit & Naroop

Photo by Amit & Naroop

WRITING AGENT: Contact Emily Hickman at The Agency

Rights for performance: All plays must be given rights to be performed. Please email Emily at The Agency to arrange this. Sarah is always happy to hear of productions of her work in new places!

For any recruitment queries regarding Sarah's work as Director of Talent at ROLI, check out the ROLI Careers Page here