As a director, I enjoy staging the work in how we interact with the space and text through spontaneity. There is something remarkable when we see performers create those unexpected moments and surprises by allowing themselves to delve into the unknown. It is funny, hysterical, terrifying, fearless and original. It is all of these things and it’s what I crave when I walk into the theater. No two show is ever the same when it’s alive. I’m excited to work on “The ABCs” written by my good friend, Monica Trausch, that is not only poignant and relevant but provides the players the freedom to explore beyond the extent of what they can do in the most physical way.
“Through spontaneity we are re-formed into ourselves”— Viola Spolin
Based in Los Angeles, Sarah Cho is a writer, director, and performer. Cho’s plays include Koreans Eat Dog, Life of the Experiment, Monopoly, Family Dinner, and Trich. She is a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship, Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, and Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award from Kennedy Center. Cho has performed at Green Gravel Comedy Festival, Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, and written sketch comedy for LA Scripted Comedy Festival. Most recently, she is the recipient of the Diversity Scholarship at the Improv Space where she will continue to explore her mad skills in sketch comedy and improv. When she is not writing, she’s irregularly making comedy at open mics in Los Angeles and performing with her indie improv teams 30 & Jaded and Grandma’s Girl. Her cat’s name is Butters Cho and she’s pretty much the best thing to happen to Sarah Cho. BA: UC Santa Barbara MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop
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