emily kaczmarek

afterwords

Reeling from the loss of their volatile mother, Kali and Simone are at odds as to whether to sell their costly childhood home. They compromise by renting out the attic, and into their lives walks Jo, an accomplished young war reporter. But her reasons for moving in are more complex than the sisters know. A formally inventive exploration of grief and redemption, Afterwords is the story of three women bound by notes scribbled down on paper, and the art we make from the love that makes us. Music & lyrics by Zoe Sarnak.

 

sam & lizzie

“I bet right now you’re thinking that city girl Sam
And forest-jungle Lizzie
Were much too different to ever meet,
Weren’t they?
Or maybe just too far away.
And that’s a very smart guess-- you could be right!
But...
You could also be wrong.
And when you think about it,
Wouldn’t that be rather nice?
To feel surprised?”

(A play about friendship. And its casualties.) 

 

afloat

In a futuristic America ravaged by climate change, teenagers Blue, Nico, and Casey steal a boat and set sail. A swashbuckling musical odyssey about friendship, survival...and the future of civilization. Music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak.

 

american kids

On the 4th of July, two survivors of school shootings wait for fireworks to start. A short play about unseen consequences.

 

hold your peace

A bride’s found the perfect "somethings"-- old, new, borrowed, and blue-- and put four trusted attendants in charge of them. (Big mistake.) NYFA commission. Music & lyrics by Zoe Sarnak; directed by Nathan Brewer.

 

alma mater

Alumni Weekend, 1993. When rival student groups the Riot Grrrls and the Women of Substance find their events have been double-booked in the same space, they're forced to duke it out-- ideologically and otherwise. NYFA commission. Music & lyrics by Zoe Sarnak; directed by Nathan Brewer.

 

landed

Daniel and Sofie come to New York City from different countries and for different reasons. But over the course of their first twelve hours in the city, their lives intertwine unpredictably. NYFA commission. Music & lyrics by Zoe Sarnak; directed by Nathan Brewer.

 

anything new

Six friends reunite, a few years post-college. One of them is dead. All of them are wondering: what now? A play about ghosts, silent meditation, and letting go.