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Plays

Please contact Chris Till at Paradigm Talent Agency for rights inquiries. Sample scripts are available via New Play Exchange.

Insertion

one-act (3f, 2m), ~90 mins

Maisie has finally landed an apprenticeship at the prestigious Red Key Publishing House, with the acclaimed fiction writer Gilda Tarrington assigned as her mentor. But posh, ancient Gilda has a secret: she’s really the mind behind the famous pseudonym of an erotic paperback empire, and she believes Maisie has the potential to be her successor. Determined not to lose her first major writing opportunity, Maisie sets out to learn everything she can about sex in a serious of hilarious, harrowing, and heartwarming escapades. ​

"The B Street Theatre has set the gold standard in new comedy development with its world premiere of Insertion by Sarah Groustra." -BroadwayWorld Sacramento

Production History:

  • staged reading: B Street Theatre New Comedies Festival, Sacramento CA - dir. Imani Mitchell & Carolyn Murray (July 2022) * FESTIVAL WINNER! *

  • world premiere production: B Street Theatre Mainstage, dir. Tara Sissom-Pittaro (July 2023)

  • staged reading: 938 Collective, Brooklyn NY - dir. Nadiya Atkinson (November 2023)

  • Murphys Creek Theater, Murphys CA - dir. TBA (April 2024)

  • Theatre on the Ridge, Paradise CA - dir. TBA (June 2024)

Awards & Honors

  • Insertion was named a finalist for the 2023 Jane Chambers Award, which honors plays with feminist themes and significant roles for women. 

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Radio Man

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one-act (3f, 1m), ~75 mins

After a climate crisis decimates civilization as we know it, two sisters trek across the post-apocalyptic wasteland with only an eccentric voice on their transistor radio for company. When another young girl stumbles upon their campsite, they must decide whether or not the newcomer can stay. Longing, reminiscence, and a desire for their past life bond the women together, while the looming dangers of the natural world threaten to take their lives.​

"An absolute gut-punch knockout of a play. Radio Man surehandedly weaves together loss, displacement, and the dangerous blindness of innocence into a tight, compelling sci-fi drama led by three young girls. I'll be thinking about that ending for a very long time..." -Sophie McIntosh via New Play Exchange

"I felt the emotional impact settle deep within my ribcage. In this exploration of sisterhood, relationship, trauma and recovery, division, and human connection, there is such power." -Rhiannon Ling, Theatre Times

Production History:​​

  • world premiere production: the 2023 SheNYC Festival at the Connelly Theater, New York City, dir. Mackenna Goodrich, starring Emma Mineo, Lisa Naso, & Claire McPartland. Winner: SheNYC Festival Award for Best Script, Best Direction, Best Lead Actress (Emma Mineo)

Development History:

Awards & Honors

  • inclusion in the curriculum of "Society and the Future" 2024 humanities course at Davidson College with Professor Sharon Green

  • SheNYC 2023 Best Script Award

  • 2023 WaterWorks Theater Festival Finalist

  • 2022 Austin Film Festival Second-Rounder

  • 2021 James E. Michael Prize for excellence in playwriting (Kenyon College Award)  

Melody

Monologue (1f), ~10 mins

An aging 1970s feminist icon recounts the strange night when a young woman, Melody, appeared on her doorstep. ​

"This direct-address storytelling monologue is riveting and had me leaning forward in my seat to learn what was going on. It's rich with gorgeous language and specificity. It will leave you with a lot of questions, but they are fascinating questions! It's a really unique and memorable piece for a mature performer." -Aly Kantor via New Play Exchange

Production History:​​

  • B3 Theater Company Feminist Festival, Scottsdale, AZ, dir. Erin Buvala Benites (January 2023)

  • BrooklynONE Productions, NYC, dir. Tiffany Rexach (February 2024)

Publications

Regis County Invitational Track Meet

Short Play (2f), ~10 mins

Two runners sit on the bleachers of the Regis County Invitational Track meet. One has a broken leg. 

Production History:​​​

  • Greenhouse Ensemble, NYC, dir. Christine McBurney (March 2024)

     

The Laundry Play

one-act (1f, 1m), ~60 mins

David is a museum curator whose panic attacks have gone untreated for years. When he considers taking a job that will move him halfway across the country, this comes as a shock to his girlfriend, Eliza. Told largely through both characters' conversations with a therapist, The Laundry Play paints a portrait of a relationship on the verge of either connection or collapse, and the emotional landscape of intimacy with clinical anxiety. 

Development & Production History:

  • The Laundry Play was developed with Grub Street's Advanced Playwriting Intensive Workshop under the guidance of Kira Rockwell.

  • The Laundry Play was workshopped with Yonder Window Theatre Company as a part of their 2022 Ascending Playwrights Program. 

  • production: Chain Theatre Winter One-Act Festival, New York City, dir. Mackenna Goodrich, starring Sara Rosenthal & Ben Teitelbaum (February 2023)

Click the arrows to see more images from the Chain Theatre production. Photos by Lauren Redman. 

Magic Stand

One-act (2f), ~10 mins

At a lemonade stand in the dog days of summer, two girls sample some very interesting brownies.

Production History:

  • production: Magic Stand was developed for Historically Close Friends Theater Company's "The Newest Plays You've Never Seen" Festival in Burlington, VT, dir. Jill Holland (September 2023)

  • production: Kenyon College Stagefemmes Alumni One-Act Festival, Gambier OH (September 2023)

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Hangups

one act (1f 1m), ~10 mins

Navigating a relationship in quarantine is difficult, especially when you don't know what that relationship is. 

When the Evening Shadows Fall

Monologue (1m), ~15 mins

An aging Elvis Presley impersonator delivers a eulogy for his best friend. He wants you to know that he has a pet fish. 

  • When the Evening Shadows Fall was developed for the 24 Hour Viral Monologues: Kenyon, produced by Playwright's Workshop.

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