Core Apprentice Sarah Galante is workshopping I Know the Way Home at the Playwrights' Center this week, part of our annual Core Apprentice Intensive week where all three Core Apprentices come to the Center for full play development workshops and to meet with local theater leaders. Sarah is collaborating with director Joel Sass; dramaturg Kristin Idaszak; and actors Sophina Saggau, Megan Burns, Melissa Hart*, Quinn Morrissey, Darius Dotch*, Steve Hendrickson*, Carolyn Pool*, Sandra Struthers*, and Dan Hopman (*Member of Actors' Equity). We did this mini-interview with Sarah when she began her apprenticeship last summer:
What artists inspire you and why?
My top three right now are Alice Birch (Playwright), Kathleen Hanna (Musician), and Polly Nor (Illustrator). They are all loud and messy and wild and unashamed. I aspire to write the same way.
What was the most thrilling artistic experience you’ve had recently?
I had the opportunity to see Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch at SoHo Rep a few months ago, and was absolutely floored. It was everything I’ve ever wanted to see on stage, all at once, and simultaneously broke my heart into tiny little pieces. I still think about it once a day.
What’s the weirdest phrase you’ve ever Googled while researching a play?
“Prostitutes in the Bible.”