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Sara Cooper

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Sara Cooper is a playwright-lyricist and librettist. Awards and Honors: American Opera Initiative, 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); Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Recipient (2014); National Endowment for the Arts grant (2013) and National Alliance for Musical Theatre National Fund grant for The Memory Show with Transport Group (2013); Weston Playhouse New Musical Award (2012); American Opera Projects Fellowship (2011-2012). Highlights of works: Fault Lines, Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center, workshop (October 2017), World Premiere (January 2018); Elevator Heart, reading at The York Theatre Company (October 2017), Tisch New Musicals Workshop (2016), concert, Producer’s Club (2016), concerts, Dixon Place (2015); Mechanical, concert at Dixon Place (November 2017); The Memory Show, United Kingdom Premiere, New Bard Productions in London (2016), Original Cast Recording, Yellow Sound Lab (2015), Off-Broadway with Transport Group at The Duke on 42nd Street (2013), Asian Premiere, Water Gate Media in Seoul (2012-2013), Barrington Stage Company (2010), National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival of New Works (2010); Things I Left On Long Island, musical: concerts, Dixon Place (2016), play: FringeNYC (2014), Time Out New York Critics’ Pick (2014), FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award in Playwriting (2014); Loving Leo, Weston Playhouse (2013), demo by Sh-K-Boom Records (2013), readings, TriArts Sharon Playhouse (2011), Adirondack Theatre Festival (2010); Windows, American Opera Projects (2013); The Tenth Floor (book only), New York Musical Theatre Festival, Next Link (2010); Emergency Contraception, Theater for the New City (2007); We Love You, Johnny Hero, New York International Fringe Festival (2006). Sara’s songs and short plays, musicals, and operas have been featured in concerts and festivals around New York City and across the country, most recently at Prospect Theatre Company and The Future Is Female Festival. 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 Department, Tisch School of the Arts. Dramatists Guild, ASCAP. http://saracooper.weebly.com