Talkback and Book Signing for Hot Dog's USA Premiere

Hot Dog will be premiering in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in two weeks! I'm also really excited to announce I will be doing a book signing and talkback after the performance on Sunday 18 May at 3pm! 

Further breakdown on the production schedule below as well as on Thinking Cap Theatre's website here.

TCT proudly presents the U.S.A Premiere of hot dog by Sarah Kosar

Featuring Sally Bondi as Dog,
Niki Fridh, Ann Marie Olson, & Mark Duncan

MAY 15 - JUNE 1, 2014

Nova Southeastern University
Black Box Theatre | Don Taft University Center 
3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314


Performance Schedule
May 15 (Preview), 8pm
May 16, 8pm (Opening Night)
May 17, 8pm
May 18, 3pm (Talkback & Book Signing w/ Playwright, Director & Cast to follow show)
May 22, 8pm
May 23, 8pm
May 24, 8pm
May 25, 3pm
May 29, 8pm
May 30, 8pm
May 31, 8pm
June 1, 3pm & 7pm (2 shows Closing Day)

For questions or to reserve tickets by phone, call 813.220.1546

About the Play
Remember all those adages about dogs? In Sarah Kosar's biting dark comedy, those adages compel the story in ways that will surprise you. Meet Dog. She's feisty, stubborn, and rather blue. She lives next door to her daughter, Maryanne, and her son-in-law, Michael, who desperately wants a new pet. After years of caring for Dog, Maryanne is tired as a, yep, you guessed it, so she calls on her sister Carol to throw her a bone and return home to help out. What ensues is a funny, disturbing, and thought provoking exploration of what it means to give and receive care.

About the Playwright
Sarah Kosar is an American writer for stage and screen living in London. Her play hot dog received its world premiere in March 2013 at The Last Refuge, London and was produced by Decent and published by Playdead Press. Pennsylvania State University has included the play in the syllabus for its Women in Theatre course.

Sarah holds a double BA from Pennsylvania State University in both Theatre and Film. She moved to London following university and received a Masters in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2011. Sarah received a distinction on her dissertation play Egg,  and it was featured in a showcase of commended plays submitted to the BBC’s International Playwriting Competition. 

In London, Sarah has worked with The Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Soho Theatre, Theatre Centre, The Roundhouse, The Lyric Hammersmith, Descent, the BBC, The Old Red Lion,  Southwark Playhouse, Arch 468 and more. She has taken part in the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, Royal Court Studio Invitation Group, Lyric Young Writers, and Soho Writers Lab. 

She recently worked as a Hampstead Theatre Associate Writer with Theatre Centre as part of Skylines, an initiative for writers to create work for young audiences. She also wrote Hashtag, a short radio play in conjunction with Hampstead Theatre and Roundhouse Radio for 12-16 year olds. 

In America, her first play Phyllis was selected and published for The Cultural Conversations Festival in State College, Pennsylvania. 

Sarah works as a Literary Associate for Orange Tea Theatre, Netherlands and has also worked as a filmmaker in stop motion.

About the Production Image by Donna Sanna
The vintage anthropomorphic image you see above (entitled "Bebe") is the work of artist Donna Sanna. "Bebe" and several other images by Donna will be available for purchase at hot dog performances for a discounted price of $12.  The 5X7 images are signed by the artist.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, Donna Sanna's anthropomorphic digital artwork can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections both in the U.S. and abroad. Most notably, in 2011 "Ramsey" became part of the permanent collection at the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts in New Hampshire. She is a lifelong supporter of animal welfare and has contributed to numerous fundraising events through her artwork. Donna currently works full time as a bookkeeper and resides in West Chester, PA with her family.  To see more of Donna's work, visit her Etsy page.