Sarah Grochala

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Sarah Grochala

August 2015 Artist in Residence

Westminster, London, UK

Sarah Grochala is a British playwright based in London. The style of her work has been described by The Guardian as ‘astonishingly direct yet poetic’. Her play S-27, won the 2007 Amnesty International Protect the Human Playwriting Competition. It was also shortlisted for The King’s Cross Award and the Leah Ryan Award for Emerging Women Writers. S-27 premiered at the Finborough Theatre in London in June 2009 and has since been revived in Sydney (Griffin Theatre, 2010) and in Toronto (Annex Theatre, 2012). In 2011, Sarah was the winner of’s, Adopt a Playwright Award for her play, Smolensk. She is a founder member of the British women’s theatre company Agent 160, for whom she has written contemporary updatings of two Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales: Little Mermaid and Red Shoes. Sarah’s work has been performed at Theatre 503, Arcola, Soho Theatre, Hampstead Theatre (all London); Chapter Arts and the Wales Millennium Centre (Cardiff); The Arches (Glasgow) and Ulster Hall (Belfast). Her work been developed with the support of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre Studio, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Arts Council England. Sarah is currently an Associate Artist with the theatre company Headlong and Lecturer in Writing for Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She trained on the MPhil in Playwriting Studies at Birmingham University.

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