Sara has been involved in theatre since she was a little kid, acting, singing, and dancing in various community theatre productions and school plays, writing and directing productions staring all of the neighborhood kids in her driveway whenshe was eight years old. When she was attending Kennesaw State University getting a Bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, she started to take playwrighting a little bit more seriously, getting her work on the stage. In the fall of 2007, she produced and directed her play, Painted, through the KSU Underground Theatre and Film Movement, the first ever full-length student-written play to be given a full production.
In the summer of 2008, Sara's play, Painted, was accepted into the New South Young Playwright's Festival at Horizon Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. She then went on to do a playwriting apprenticeship at Horizon for the 2008-2009 season. In 2011, her play The Spins was a finalist in the Essential Theatre Playwriting Competition.
Most recently, in December 2012, Sara has completed her MFA in Playwriting in the Low Residency Creative Writing program through the University of New Orleans.
Staged reading at Kennesaw State University
Matt Wachstein and Katie Farrell in Painted
Sex, drugs, rock n' roll. Art.
Synopsis: In Los Angeles, California, the famous actor, Matthew Morris, lives with his sister, Amber Morris, a famous painter. Amber has been in the same room for ten years painting portraits of the muses she has created, Izabella and Vincent. Matthew brings over his friends Brandon Thompson, the beer-guzzling drummer of a famous pop-punk band, and a coke-sniffing stripper named Mercedes. When Brandon invites his lead singer, Ian Mason, over to Matthew's, Ian sneaks into Amber's room, and her world is completely shaken.
Length: 120 minutes
Cast: 3 females, 4 males
When Painted was produced in 2007, Tony Langford and Louis Robertson of All-in-All Productions filmed the production. If you would like information on this DVD, please contact them at email@example.com. Check out a clip from Painted and the behind-the-scenes documentary:
The Snow Globe - a children's fantasy play - suitable for ages 8 and up
Toys will always listen
Synopsis: When a young girl, Tabatha, finds a snow globe in the woods, she soon discovers that a witch named Lavetta has enchanted the snow globe, created her own world inside with talking dolls, her snarky Cat, and an honorable crow. Tabatha enters the snow globe to find a neighborhood boy, Ethan, trapped inside. Together, they have to overcome obstacles to find a way out of the snow globe.
Length: 100 minutes
Cast: 4 females, 2 males, 1 either gender
Two Lesbians Stuck In A Closet
Synopsis: After Alyssa, a Caucasian 26-year-old stoner art teacher, and Cherie, a 29-year-old African American bartender, have a magical two weeks together, Cherie disappears. Alyssa comes to the lesbian bar that Cherie works at to confront her, and they wind up locked in the storage closet, forced to deal with their relationship in this edgy romantic comedy.
Length: 1 hour
Cast: 2 females, 1 male
Is music enough to save you?
Synopsis: On the eve of her 27th birthday, alcoholic and former pianist, Lynn, escapes from the world as her rock icon, a dead musician, helps her through the grief from losing her older brother and the end of her last relationship in a series of dreams. The dream world and reality start to merge as Lynn battles with herself in an attempt to overcome her desire for peace through death and get back to the piano.
Length: 80 minutes
Cast: 3w, 3m
Synopsis: In a small town in Alabama, in the middle of the park, all Fred wants is to build his art out of PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon beer) cans so that it will be standing for the Art in the Park Festival. Unfortunately, Officer Lee, an ex-Jeopardy contestant who just became a cop, is running clean-up duty community service. Erica, a bartender who has the hots for Officer Lee, Daniel, who is gender free and a fan of public nudity, Britney, a teenage Christian, and Tamilyn, a pessimistic stoner, all have to work together to clean up the park and complete their community service hours. When Fred returns to the park to realize his P-B-Art has been destroyed, his hopes are crushed! Luckily, his best friend Danny, a plumber who's a little too friendly for Fred's tastes, convinces him not to give up on his dreams and rebuild his P-B-Art, but will they manage to avoid the community service workers cleaning the park?
Lenght: 75 minutes
Cast: 4w, 3m
Previous Readings and Productions
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Leapfrog is a short film from Cat's In the Bag Films, written by Sara Crawford, directed by Michael Tillman.
Cameron, a young man who has just graduated from high school, ditches a job interview his Dad set up for him to climb a mountain and write. While there, Lacey, his old best friend, calls him and they decide to spend the day together. Much to his dismay, he learns that she has drastically changed during her time away at college. They spend the afternoon catching up and things start to turn out okay, but then she takes him to a college party and his world comes crashing down around him. Leapfrog is a poignant look at the bittersweet pain of growing up, asking just how much we have to leave behind and what we can take with us.
Leapfrog was released in January 2009. It has been screened at A Night of Independents in Cartersville, Georgia and the 2009 Macon Film and Video Festival. Stay tuned for information on future screenings at film festivals throughout the year! For more information, check out Leapfrog on IMDB and Myspace. In the fall of 2010, Leapfrog was featured on PBA 30's show Atlanta Shorts.
Greg Garrison as Cameron in Leapfrog
Clip from Leapfrog
This is a scene from the short film, Leapfrog, directed by Michael Tillman, written by Sara Crawford, starring Rachel Marshall and Greg Garrison. (Some of the quality was sort of lost when I converted it into an AVI file from my Leapfrog DVD. Just FYI.)