Sara Cooper is a playwright-lyricist.
Awards and honors: Dramatists Guild National Conference National New Play Network Presentation (2018); American Opera Initiative Commission (2017); New York State Council on the Arts Individual Theatre Artist Commission (2015); Jonathan Larson Grant, American Theatre Wing (2014); New York Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award in Playwriting (2014); Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Recipient (2014); National Endowment for the Arts and National Alliance for Musical Theatre National Fund for The Memory Show (2013); Weston Playhouse New Musical Award for Loving Leo (2012); American Opera Projects Fellowship (2011-2012).
Highlights of works: HoT, concert reading, Dixon Place (2019); Elevator Heart, THML Theatre Company (2019), University of San Francisco, Performing Arts and Social Justice Department (2018), concert reading, The Tank (2017), workshop, New Studio on Broadway at NYU (2016), concert, Producer’s Club (2016), concerts, Dixon Place (2015); Mechanical, reading at The Producers Club (2018), reading at Broom Tree Theatre (2018), concert at Dixon Place (2017); Things I Left On Long Island, FringeNYC (2014), Time Out New York Critics’ Pick (2014), readings, Theater for the New City, Dixon Place (2013); The Memory Show, United Kingdom Premiere, New Bard Productions in London (2016), Original Cast Recording, Yellow Sound Lab (2015), Transport Group at The Duke on 42nd Street (2013), Asian Premiere, Water Gate Media in Seoul (2012-2013), Barrington Stage Company (2010), NAMT (2010); Loving Leo, Weston Playhouse (2013), demo by Sh-K-Boom Records (2013), readings, Contemporary Traditionalists, TriArts Sharon Playhouse, Adirondack Theatre Festival (2010-2012); Windows, American Opera Projects (2013); The Tenth Floor (book only), New York Musical Theatre Festival (2010); Emergency Contraception, Theater for the New City (2007); We Love You, Johnny Hero, New York International Fringe Festival. Concerts and short plays, musicals, and operas around NYC. As an educator, Sara’s favorite teaching credits include New York University, Montclair State University, Purchase College, Theater for the New City, CUNY Guttman Community College, and Lincoln Center. MFA Musical Theatre Writing and BFA Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts. Dramatists Guild, ASCAP.