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Sarah Gancher

(Playwright) is a playwright with a passion for epic stories, big ideas, and deep comedy. Her most frequent subject is how history is reflected in individual lives — how places, communities, and debates evolve over time. Her plays have been produced or developed at institutions such as London’s National Theatre, Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, Budapest’s Quarter6Quarter7 Festival, PS122, Ars Nova, NYC SummerStage, the Great Plains Theater Conference, Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival, New York Stage and Film, and Telluride Theatre, among others. She is the winner of the Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission, the Jewish Plays Project’s OPEN Residency, and the 2013 Founder’s Award from New York Stage and Film. She is a member of the 2012—2013 Ars Nova Play Group. Sarah frequently collaborates with devising ensembles such as Colorado’s Telluride Theatre, Hand2Mouth from Portland, Oregon, and NYC’s The TEAM. She is the collaborating playwright on The TEAM’s Mission Drift, which toured to London’s National Theatre, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and the Perth Festival in 2013, and won the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, Scotsman Fringe First, and Herald Angel. As a jazz violinist, Sarah has played in groups from New Orleans to Budapest. A proud Oakland native, she currently lives in Brooklyn. MFA: NYU.

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