SARAH BIERSTOCK (Playwright) Actor Sarah Bierstock’s first play, Honor Killing, received its first development through the John Drew Theater Lab at Guild Hall. It went on to a WORLD PREMIERE that ran for eight weeksat Florida Studio Theatre (FST) to full capacity audiences. It received its second production at Athena Project in Denver, CO. Honor Killing was read at WAM Theater in West Stockbride, CT, as part of the Fresh Takes Series. In 2017, it was one of three plays featured in the New Works Reading Series at the Athena Theater, FST’s Sarasota Festival of New Plays, and the PROJECT W Festival at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City (InProximity Theater). Sarah received an award for 2nd Runner up for The Woodward International Playwriting Prize at the University of New Hampshire earlier in 2017, where two readings of Honor Killing were conducted both at the University of New Hampshire and the 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH. Honor Killing received Honorable Mention for the Bridge Initiative Playwriting Contest: Playwright of the Year Award, was a Finalist for the 2017 Ashland New Play Festival, a Semi-Finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (2017), a Semi- Finalist for the Premier Stages 2017 Play Festival, a Semi-Finalist for the Id Theaters 2017 Playwriting Conference, a Finalist for the Hudson River Artists Playwriting Award (2017), in final consideration for the PlayPenn New Play Development Conference (2017), a Semi-Finalist for 2016 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, a Semi-Finalist for Stage Left Theatre’s Playwriting Residency (Chicago, 2017). Her second play, MAD, was workshopped at FST as part of the 2018 Playwrights Collective and the Spring of 2019 as part of the NNPN’s Women in Playwriting Festival. Monologues from MAD, performed by actress Ellen Dolan, were featured in Neo-Political Cowgirl’s Andromeda Sisters.
Sarah has received commissioned for her monologues and short plays from Center Stage (Baltimore) and the Neo-Political Cowgirls. She was commissioned as part of the Playwright’s Project to write a play based on myth, Pandora and her Top Secret and Exceptionally Important Scientific Mission, for Theater For Young Audiences at FST. She just completed her second TYA play, Graceland 2.0 which will be featured at Over Due Theatre Company’s One-Act Festival. Sarah is a proud member of the Playwrights Collective at FST and is currently writing, and rewriting, new plays.