Sara Cooper

Playwright Lyricist Librettist

Sara Cooper is a playwright-lyricist. Awards and Honors: Queens Council on the Arts grant (2018); 92Y Musical Theatre Lab Collective (2017-2018); American Opera Initiative Fellowship, Washington National Opera (2017); Queens Council on the Arts grant (2016); 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: Elevator Heart, THML Theatre Company in association with Access Theater (2019), University of San Francisco (2018), concert reading, The Tank (2017), workshop, Tisch New Musicals (2016), concert, Producer’s Club (2016), concerts, Dixon Place (2015); Fault Lines, World Premiere at The Kennedy Center (2018), workshop with Washington National Opera (2017); HoT, concert, Dixon Place (2019); 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); Mechanical, reading, The Producers Club (2018), concert, Dixon Place (2017); Things I Left On Long Island, musical: concert, Dixon Place (2016), play: FringeNYC (2014), Time Out New York Critics’ Pick (2014), readings, Theater for the New City, Dixon Place (2013); 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, Purchase College, Montclair State University, CUNY Guttman Community College, and Lincoln Center. MFA Graduate Musical Theatre Writing and BFA Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts. Dramatists Guild, ASCAP.