Sarah Mantell
Sarah Mantell

2023 Winner

in the Amazon Warehouse Parking Lot

Synopsis: Jen and her itinerant friends travel together between warehouses, working night shifts and checking the address labels of packages looking for the people they’ve lost. Then a stranger shows up looking for Jen, changing both her past and her future. A play about queer aging, capitalism, and falling in love as the world ends.

Cast Breakdown: A flexible cast of 7 female, nonbinary, and trans actors


Agent: Skyler Gray, The Gersh Agency, 212.634.8113

Bio: Sarah’s plays include Everything That Never Happened, The Good Guys, Tiny, In the Amazon Warehouse Parking Lot, and Fight Call. They have been produced and developed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Boston Court Pasadena, Playwrights Horizons, The Playwrights Realm, Artists Repertory Theatre, Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The Yale Cabaret, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Sarah is under commission with Playwrights Horizons and Geva Theatre Center and has been awarded residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, Wildacres, Hedgebrook, Jentel, and SPACE on Ryder Farm, as well as a Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship, Toulmin grant, Edgerton Foundation grant, and first runner-up for the Leah Ryan FEWW award. Essays include “Touch the Wound, But Don’t Live There” in American Theatre Magazine and “On the Loss of a Play and Things Worth Losing” on 3Views. Sarah has taught at Wesleyan University, SUNY Purchase, Occidental College, and New Haven’s Cooperative Arts High School. BFA Rhode Island School of Design. MFA Yale School of Drama.