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Co-Written with Melissa Crespo
2F, 1 M
Selected for New Play Workshop at Hyde Park Theater
Finalist for ScratchPad Series at Playwrights Realm
Finalist for New Works Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater
You have just moved to a small college town to teach architecture. You have trouble sleeping. Sometimes, you lose track of time. You realize that your fears have followed you. You have no one to confide in, not
your roommate, not your students, not the prosecutor who needs you to testify as a key witness. You can’t sleep. You’re considering buying gun. But you work at a gun free campus. You don’t want to want a gun.
But here you are, wanting.
Produced by University of Texas at Austin in 2012
Produced by Governor's State University in University Park, IL in 2017
A new play based on a classic story. Hester Prynne has been sentenced to wear a scarlet letter. Her young daughter Pearl asks questions Hester can’t easily answer. And then a familiar stranger comes to town… This adaptation offers fresh interpretations, an expanded cast of characters, and new insights.
For images and a look at Yao Chen’s amazing costume designs, visit her website: http://www.yao-chen.com/#!scarlet-letter/c1w4f
Behind the Scenes Video:
On a quiet day, in a neighborhood park, Leslie and Alma met for the first time. As their children play, the women discover they know the same man. Leslie listens. Alma tries to leave but Leslie’s the best listener she’s ever met. Fourteen years later, their children are almost grown. Bruce wants Louise. Louise wants freedom. What happens after truths are told?
Selected for Playwrights Week at The Lark, NYC 2016
Semi-Finalist for 2018 Premiere Play Festival at Premiere Stages, Union NJ
A PERFECT ROBOT
Full Length, 3F, 3M
A marvel of art and technology, Mollybot is an almost perfect and affordable soulmate. When her creator goes off in search of the last missing piece to her soul, her machinery is left vulnerable to the commercial and jealous side of creation. Her body and programming are threatened. With only Alan Turing at her side, can Mollybot scale the distance between robot and human, subject and self?
"Sarah Saltwick's script elegantly explores what happens when we reject the natural world for a perceived ideal and how the urge to control, buy, and sell women can replace the idea of love with the idea of possession. It is a timely work – this past weekend, we witnessed the largest mass protest on American soil from women who, after being subjected to generations of abuse, are standing strong and united, rejecting ownership, and demanding to be treated like equal human beings." Review in Austin Chronicle
"A Perfect Robot is a magnificient play that speaks to the heart of anyone conscious. " Review in Central Texas Live Theatre
World Premier Production at the Vortex, Austin TX in 2017. Production was nominated for 7 B. Iden Payne Awards and 4 Austin Critic Table Awards, including Best Production
Reading, Kitchen Dog New Play Fest 2014
Finalist O'Nell Playwrights Conference 2014
Development and Reading, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival WA, 2013
Reading, UTNT Festival at UT Austin, 2013
Reading, paper chairs theater company, Austin 2012
TENDER ROUGH ROUGH TENDER
It’s the hottest summer on record and Bell’s picked drinking over people. Mike’s got experience fighting fires but their attraction is a whole new disaster. A play built for theatrical gestures and two performers with nerves.Winner of Austin Critic's Table Award for Best New Play, 2016
Staged Reading, forward flux, Seattle 2017
Workshop Production, groundswell theatre, Austin 2016
Winner, Red Theater Collective Playwriting Contest, Chicago, 2014
SHE CREATURES/ OF MYTH AND MUD
Full Length Flexible Cast: Min 4F, 1M Max: 12F, 3M
She Creatures tells the tale of mermaids, unicorns, and dragons. Creatures of myth and legend fill the room and guide Pandora on her journey of self discovery. An “Everyman” story for every woman.
Current Draft: September 2013
Production under new title – Of Myth and Mud, Weber State University, Ogden UT, Fall 2013
Production, Barnyard Theatre, Davis CA, Summer 2013
Production, Nouveau 47, Dallas TX 2013
Staged Reading of Bianca, the Unicorn, Barnyard Theatre, Davis CA 2012 Performance of Full Collection, Cohen New Works Festival, UT Austin, Austin TX 2011
Reading of Full Collection, Moving Arts, Los Angeles CA 2010
Reading of Full Collection, Selected for Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez AK 2010
Performed Selection, Best of Week Selection Frontera Fest, Hyde Park Theater, Austin TX 2009 !
Cecilia, Nominated Best New Play Austin Critics Table 2008 Out of Ink Festival, Austin ScriptWorks, Blue Theater, Austin TX 2008