Sarah spent the weekend in Connecticut for 2018’s Young Playwrights Festival at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center! Employing the signature “O’Neill process,” the festival provides professional-level support to develop original one-act plays written by middle and high school students. Sarah played the magical Minnie Miller in Taylor Roy’s How to Make A Women’s Advocate. Learn more about YPF here.
Sarah will join the cast of the exciting new series Patient, written by fellow Mason Gross alum Rowan Meyer. Patient was awarded Best Half Hour Teleplay at the Creative World Awards and the Cinequest Film Festival, and is in the process of raising money for production. To learn more and support the series, click here.
Sarah attended the New York screening of A Scientist’s Guide to Living and Dying with her castmates. Written/directed by Nitzan Mager and co-directed/produced by Shachar Langlev, the film presents a hybrid of fiction and documentary—a real pregnancy is followed on film over nine months and explored within a fictional story. Watch the trailer for this haunting film here.
Sarah reprised her role as Young Tracey in a reading of Arden Kass’ Daddy’s Girl as part of the BMI Librettists Musical Theatre Workshop. Focused on the relationship of America’s first and best-known sexy lingerie tycoon, Louis of Beverly Hills, and his daughter, a middle-aged Women’s Studies professor, this hilarious and touching new musical explores an intimate connection between new school political correctness and old-fashioned judgment. Learn more about playwright Arden Kass here.
Sarah participated in the Summer Reading Series as a member of Playwrights Gallery. Major roles include Ingrid in Fengar Gael’s The Forbidden Fruits of Honey Frost and Young Tracey in Arden Kass’ Daddy’s Girl.
Sarah performed as part of an in-house reading of an exciting new play-in-development at Manhattan Theatre Club.
Sarah performed in a staged reading of Janice Maffei’s hilarious new play “Day One” as part of an evening of short plays: Not Normal: Art in the time of Trump at the Irondale Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Sarah returns from sabbatical to teach Basic Acting in the Theatre Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She looks forward to an exciting semester with her new students!
Sarah has earned wonderful reviews in Chicago for her performance as Carla Tortelli in CHEERS Live! Colin Douglas of Chicago Theatre Review declares, “Sarah Sirota is the best incarnation of her TV original. As Carla, Ms. Sirota looks and sounds exactly like Rhea Perlman, the actress who created this role. With the same diminutive stature, which she uses to her advantage, Ms. Sirota is a tower of power and passion and is responsible for a good many of the laughs” and Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune names her as a "skilled character player, exceptionally adept at walking that tricky line between impersonation and original interpretation." Sarah earned similarly outstanding reviews from the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Daily Herald, Showbiz Chicago, Chicago Critic and Around the Town Chicago. To read more, click on the links above.
Sarah has earned great reviews in the Boston premiere of CHEERS Live On Stage for her performance as Carla Tortelli! Don Aucoin of the The Boston Globe declares, "Sarah Sirota is a study in merry malice that would make Rhea Perlman (the original Carla) smile" and Kevin Slane of boston.com states, “Of the other four principal roles, Sarah Sirota’s brassy waitress Carla Tortelli stands out, the energy of her righteous anger and withering sarcasm radiating from the stage.” Sarah earned similar positive reviews from The ARTery, My South End, Cape Cod Times and On Boston Stages. Read each review by clicking the links above!
Sarah will join the national tour of CHEERS Live Onstage in the iconic role of Carla Tortelli! Named one of the 100 Greatest TV Characters of all-time by Bravo, Carla and the rest of the Cheers gang will relive some of the most memorable moments from the Emmy Award-winning series. Licensed by CBS and produced by Stageworks Media and Troika Entertainment--to learn more, click here.
To read the Broadwayworld.com full cast announcement, click here.
Sarah makes a hilarious cameo as a drunk, filthy rich Upper East Side mom in the pilot episode of Precious Cargo, a new web series that delves into the lives of two NYC tutors attempting to navigate the affluent, dysfunctional families for whom they work.
To learn more about the series, click here.
Jerry Polner's Like Money in the Bank has opened to great reviews! NY Theatre Guide writes:
The seven performers in this production race through the text with skill, speed, and elegance. Sarah Sirota had three defining character notches on her belt. She was flighty and feisty and forceful. She has wonderful vocal agility to boot.
To read the full review, click here.
Sarah will play Angela in Catherine Hurd's new play Until Death Do Us Part playing at the Hudson Guild Theater in the Venus/Adonis Festival. Directed by Valeria Cossu, this dark comedy explores marriage, commitment and the strain of dementia on family relationships. Get your tickets here.
Sarah will join the faculty of the BA Theatre Arts Department at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts this Fall. She excited to share her knowledge of and passion for Acting with these developing artists.
Sarah will star as Amy in the world premiere of the hilarious new play Cut Throat by JB Reich, directed by Mark Waldrop. The play follows an Upper West Side couple as they try to navigate the waters of the application process for admission into the city's most elite private schools--for their 3 year-old son. Full casting will be announced soon! Learn more here.