Sarah Burgess
Sarah Burgess

2016 Finalist

Dry Powder

Synopsis: The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth, one of Rick’s partners, has a win-win deal to acquire an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from a PR disaster. But Jenny, Seth’s counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the consequences.

Cast Breakdown: 1W, 3M

Set/Costume Requirements: Minimal set requirements.  Costuming would be some form of business-wear for each character.

Agent: Scott Chaloff, WME

Bio: Sarah Burgess’s play Dry Powder will premiere off-­Broadway at the Public Theater in winter 2016.  Her other plays include Camdenside (developed at The Ground Floor, Berkeley Rep) and FAIL: Failures (ANT Fest). Sarah was a writer for The Tenant (Woodshed Collective) and “Naked Radio,” Naked Angels’ monthly podcast series.  She has been a writer-in-residence at the Cape Cod Theatre Project and SPACE on Ryder Farm in Brewster, NY.  Member of the WP Playwrights Lab.  Ars Nova Play Group alum.