Sara Cooper

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Sara Cooper

Sara Cooper is a playwright-lyricist. Awards and Honors: American Opera Initiative Fellowship, Washington National Opera; Jonathan Larson Grant, American Theatre Wing; 92Y Musical Theatre Lab Collective; New York State Council on the Arts Individual Theatre Artist Commission; New York Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award in Playwriting; Queens Council on the Arts New Works grants; Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Recipient; National Endowment for the Arts and National Alliance for Musical Theatre National Fund for The Memory Show; Weston Playhouse New Musical Award for Loving Leo; American Opera Projects Fellowship. Highlights of works include: Elevator Heart (with composers Amy Burgess and Julia Meinwald), THML Theatre Company (New York City Premiere), University of San Francisco, workshop with Tisch New Musicals; Fault Lines (with composer Gity Razaz), World Premiere at The Kennedy Center, workshop with Washington National Opera; The Memory Show (with composer Zach Redler), Off-Broadway with Transport Group at The Duke on 42nd Street, United Kingdom Premiere with New Bard Productions in London, Original Cast Recording with Yellow Sound Lab, Asian Premiere with Water Gate Media in Seoul, Barrington Stage Company, NAMT; Things I Left On Long Island, FringeNYC, Time Out New York Critics’ Pick; Loving Leo (with composer Zach Redler), Weston Playhouse; Windows (with composer Zach Redler), American Opera Projects. Currently, Sara is writing a sungthrough all-women+ adaptation of Helen of Troy called HoT with composer Lynne Shankel. Sara teaches at New York University, Purchase College, and Montclair State University. She has previously taught at Guttman Community College, City College, and Lincoln Center. MFA Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and

BFA Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts. Dramatists Guild, ASCAP. http://saracooper.weebly.com