Sara was recently asked to direct a web series called Diary Of A Chorus Girl about Alex Ellis who is making her Broadway Debut in the new musical Catch Me If You Can. A new Episode will go live every Wednesday through May 18th, 2011. You can find the series at www.danceon.com.
Twelve actors travel across 28 US cities on a seven month journey to bring classical theater to America. The Acting Company, a classical touring ensemble founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley, started with members of the first graduating class of the drama division of the Julliard School. Kevin Kline recalls Houseman’s motivation being, “We couldn’t just let them go out there and do garbage.” In the Company’s 37th season, twelve actors spend seven months on a cramped bus, lose a leading man, play 71 roles, and learn to work in spaces that won’t hold their set. Throughout, they reconnect with their passion for performing, receive a great review in the New York Times, and teach high school and college students a new way to look at Shakespeare. As we follow the actors on tour and watch insightful conversations with Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson and Harriet Harris, we learn that with the exception of Xbox and Wi-Fi on the bus, not much has changed – and that is just as it should be.
Still On The Road is airing on PBS all around the country. It premiered on New York's PBS station WNET in February 2013.
Check out www.stillontheroadfilm.com for air dates.
The Ultimate Stimulus is back! Now at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival!!
Sara is directing "The Ultimate Stimulus", by Felipe Ossa, Staring Tanya O'Debra. "The Ultimate Stimulus" is a 40-minute one-woman show (and multi-media extravaganza) introducing the world to Amanda McCloud, a renegade economist with an unorthodox solution to fix America's growing income gap. Her big idea? Concubinage.
Dates and Times:
Thursday, May 28th at 8:45pm
Saturday, May 31st at 7:15pm
Monday, June 2nd at 9pm
Wednesday, June 4th at 9pm
Friday, June 6th at 8:45pm
For tickets and more info:
Location: Art Academy of Cincinnati Auditorium. 1212 Jackson Street.
Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the First Glance online film festival. Which means that you can watch it online for a month! (until April 17th, 2016).
Watch through the credits and then press "VOTE (if you like it).
If we win we will screen live at the Philadelphia First Glance Film Festival! Help us get there!
Lightning Bugs in a Jar will play at the Manhattan Film Festival on Monday April 18th at 9pm. Tickets are only $12 and you can buy them here: http://www.independentfeatures.com/film_pages/view/514
Lightning Bugs in a Jar just won the "Award of Merit: LGBT" from the Best Shorts Competition!
Lightning Bugs in a Jar has some exciting news - The Hollywood International Motion Picture Film Festival just gave us 4 awards! We received Best LGBT Short, Best Editing ( Sophia Betz), Best Cinematography (Timur Civan) and Best Musical Score (Megan McDuffee).
Lightning Bugs in a Jar had a wonderful screening at The Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, May 2015!
Check out our trailer.
Sara just got back from Catskill, NY, co-Directing and Producting a short film by Ian Simpson Lightning Bugs in a Jar. For more updates and info click here.
Ian Simpson, Sophia Betz and I were awarded the Catwalk fellowship, and spent an amazing 3 weeks up in Catskill, NY preparing and then shooting Lightning Bugs in a Jar. Sara had an amazing time co-Directing with Ian and we are excited to see what brilliant editing Sophia does and plan to finsih the film around the new year.
The Ultimate Stimulus HAS BEEN EXTENDED!
Sara is directing "The Ultimate Stimulus", by Felipe Ossa, Staring Tanya O'Debra. "The Ultimate Stimulus" is a 50-minute one-woman show (and multi-media extravaganza) introducing the world to Amanda McCloud, a renegade economist with an unorthodox solution to fix America's growing income gap. Her big idea? Concubinage.
Friday, September 12th at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 13th at 9:30pm
Buy advanced tickets here ($15 online, $18 at the door)
Amanda McCloud is a renegade economist with a plan to fix America's most pressing problem: income inequality. Her solution? Concubinage (with a modern twist). Brimming with data, charts, and dramatic life-changing stories, this TED-inspired, multimedia talk proves that the rich aren't so different when they're forced to get close - real close - to the rest of us.
Now at the New York Fringe Festival!!
NY Fringe Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 9th at 7:15pm (SOLD OUT!)
Wednesday, August 13th at 2:00pm
Tuesday, August 19th at 9:45pm
Thursday, August 21st at 6:00pm
Saturday, August 23rd at 3pm
For tickets and more info: www.fringenyc.org
Photo by Sophia Betz
The Ultimate Stimulus
After a sold out show in May, The Ultimate Stimulus is back!
Sara is directing "The Ultimate Stimulus", by Felipe Ossa, which will be performed at Dixon Place on Wednesday December 19th at 7:30pm. Only $12 for advanced tickets! "The Ultimate Stimulus" is a 40-minute one-woman show (and multi-media extravaganza) introducing the world to Amanda McCloud, a renegade economist with an unorthodox solution to fix America's growing income gap. Her big idea? Concubinage.
One show only -
December 19th, 2012 at 7:30pm
Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street, between Rivington & Delancey)
Staring Tanya O'Debra
Projections by Max Wolkowitz
Never After - In Development
Fairy tales did not stand the test of time accidentally. We need them as much as Cinderella needs her fairy godmother or Jack needs his magic beans - fairy tales show us the way through life's adventures. As some of the most popular stories ever told, classic fairy tales are currently making a wonderful resurgence in our world today and Never After is on the forefront of this fairy tale wave; by creators Sara Wolkowitz and Jessica Fox, along with producer Diana Phillips (Alfie, Death at a Funeral), creative consultant Jocelyn Stevenson (co-creator/writer of Fraggle rock and Sesame Street), and actress Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall). Never After will bring the REAL, original tales - adapted and updated for modern family audiences - to television.
Brooklyn Labyrinth - three short plays by Sergei Burbank, Kate Keretz and Isaac Rathbone. Directed by Sara Wolkowitz
Three interwoven narratives that recount the Minotaur myth with a contemporary voice, and show us taht monsters are rarely what we expect -- and that safety might not be outside the maze looking in, but the other way around...
The Chain Theater (21-28 45 Rd Long Isalnd City, NY)
September 25th - October 6th, 2013
Weeknights and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Special Matinee 10/5 at 2pm
Buy Tickets Here $18 for adults, Students $12 (with ID)
1-3-11: Sara's documentary Still on the Road screens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
1-3-11: Read Sara's interview in the New York Times Arts Beat Blog
Still On The Road will be shown at Irvington Town Hall on June 3rd at 8pm. Tickets are only $8, and the venue is only a couple of blocks from the Irvington Train Station off the Hudson Line of Metro North (a 35 minute train ride from NYC). Click here for tickets.