Sarah’s play, HONOR KILLING, is represented by literary agent, Amy Wagner at Abrams Artists:
Sarah’s first play, HONOR KILLING, will receive its world premiere this Spring at Florida Studio Theater (FST). It was one of three plays featured in the New Works Reading Series at the Athena Theater in Denver, CO (April, 2017), the New Play Festival at FST (Florida Studio Theatre) in May, 2017, and the PROJECT W Festival at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City (InProximity Theater) in June 2017. HONOR KILLING was the 2nd Runner up for The Woodward International Playwriting Prize at the University of New Hampshire, received Honorable Mention for the Bridge Initiative Playwriting Contest: Playwright of the Year Award, 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, 1 of 29 in final consideration for the PlayPenn New Play Development Conference (2017), a Semi-Finalist for 2016 Eugene O’Neill’s National Playwrights Conference, and a Semi-Finalist for Stage Left Theatre’s Playwriting Residency (Chicago, 2017). HONOR KILLING was part of the PLAY-BY-PLAY Series at Pioneer Theater (Salt Lake City, Utah), was granted a lab at Guild Hall as part of the John Drew Lab (in East Hampton, NY), short-listed at the GEVA Theatre’s New Works Series, and a 2nd round contender at London’s Theatre503. Sarah was honored to be commissioned by Center Stage (Baltimore) to participate in the “My America: She” project, which will be produced later in 2017. She is currently working on her second play, “GRANDMA’S ROOM” and looking forward to portraying DELLA in GIFT OF THE MAGI at The School House theatre this holiday season.
Allisyn Davis, an American reporter for the NY Times, heads to Pakistan to cover the honor killing of a young woman. Denied entrance -but armed with the most current technology- she conducts her investigation remotely from Dubai. Through a series of cultural collisions, candid interviews, and dangerous encounters she learns the horrifying details of this murder. These circumstances cause Allisyn to re-examine troubling details of her own past. One culture mirrors the other, asking questions about forgiveness, self worth and justice.
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Playwright Sarah Bierstock with director, Pamela Berlin, and Pioneer Theatre’s cast of HONOR KILLING.