The Story Behind "110 Stories": How 9/11 Inspired a Play
Step back in time with instructor Sarah Tuft, as she recounts what it was like to wake up, twenty-one years ago, to the Twin Towers already collapsed, and how her instinct to “run towards the flames,” led her to write the docu-play, “110 Stories.” In this workshop, Sarah will share, not just her experience, but also tips on creating documentary theatre, including how to build trust when engaging with a community in crisis, how to identify and conduct the right interview, and how to structure those interviews into a moving play that tells the story you want to tell.
Published by Playscripts and produced in over 100 academic and community theaters worldwide, Sarah’s documentary play 110 STORIES was read at Geffen Playhouse, Public Theater, and Vineyard Theatre with actors including Billy Crudup, Edie Falco, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Shalhoub, and Kathleen Turner. Plays include ABIGAIL (2021 O’Neill finalist, Ashland finalist, Princess Grace Award semifinalist, Athena Projects semifinalist, Inkwell Theater and San Antonio Public Theatre workshops) and MARVEL-OUS MONICA; IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Valdez Theater Conference, BAPF semifinalist, IAMA Theatre Company workshop.) Member Dramatists Guild and Antaeus Theatre Playwrights Lab.