Sarah works with literary manager Amy Wagner at Abrams Artists:
Sarah’s first play, HONOR KILLING, is the 2nd Runner up for The Woodward International Playwriting Prize at the University of New Hampshire, and received Honorable Mention for the Bridge Initiative Playwriting Contest: Playwright of the Year Award. HONOR KILLING is 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), was 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 one of three plays selected by Artistic Director, Karen Azenberg, to be 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), has been short-listed at the GEVA Theatre’s 2017 New Works Series, is a 2nd round contender at London’s Theatre503, participated in the reading series at the Athena Theater in Denver, CO this April, 2017 and was one of three plays selected to be a part of the New Play Festival at FST (Florida Studio Theatre) this May, 2017. HONOR KILLING will be part of the inaugural PROJECT W Festival at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City (produced by InProximity Theater) on June 9th, 2017. 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.
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.
HONOR KILLING was presented as part of The John Drew Lab Series at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY – Feb. 10th, 2015
With cast: Justin Adams, Farah Bala, Sarah Bierstock, Andrew Botsford, Maria Couch, Alok Tewari, and Atif Toor
Directed by Bill Castellino
Two invited industry presentations were performed in NYC: March 23rd and June 15th, 2015
Cast members 3/23/15:
Sarah Bierstock, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Purva Bedi, Rajesh Bose, Sorab Wadia, Maria Couch and Jonathan Hadley.
Cast members 6/15/15:
Sarah Bierstock, Farah Bala, Rajesh Bose, Jenna Dallacco, Sean Dougherty, Steven Hauck, Amar Srivastava, and Alok Tewari.