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Sarah Rutherford

SARAH RUTHERFORD  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  represented by Emily Hickman


Sarah Rutherford has a first-class degree in English from Oxford University, and completed a PhD on Black Force in Jacobean and 1960s Theatre alongside o career as an arts journalist and broadcaster. She then trained as an actor at Guildford School of Acting and worked in television and theatre before becoming a playwright. Sarah's play What You Do To People was showcased at the Hampstead Theatre and led to her current position as Writer in Residence at Park Theatre. for Park, she has written Allah in Neon, due for production next year. Adult Supervision was initially performed as a staged reading starring Tara Fitzgerald at Theatre Royal Stratford East, under the title Tonight Is Your Answer. Her monologue La Barbe has been performed at the Salon Collective's Echo Chamber and at the Equal Writes event, and her writing was recently shortlisted for the Adrienne Benham Award. Sarah is represented as an actor by Williamson and Holmes (williamsonandholmes.co.uk).

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below is a list of Sarah Rutherford's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Adult Supervision         Allah In Neon         La Barbe         Tonight is Your Answer         What You Do To People



Adult Supervision

Adult Supervision
'I keep trying to find something a bit exotic in my family tree. Best I could do was a great?grandma who looks a bit tanned in the old photos.' US election night 2008. A smart inner?London 'village'. For white ex?lawyer Natasha, adoptive mother to two Ethiopian children, tonight is the ideal opportunity to get to know the small handful of other 'mothers of children of colour' at their smart private school. But as the Obamatinis start to flow, the middle?class veneer begins to crack and Natasha's carefully planned social occasion quickly unravels. Lifting the lid on a stew of racial tensions and social embarrassments, this is a hilarious, provocative and brilliantly insightful look at the new 'Beige Britain'.

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Adult Supervision was initially performed as a staged reading starring Tara Fitzgerald at Theatre Royal Stratford East, under the title Tonight Is Your Answer.

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Allah In Neon

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Developed from the N4 Stories project involving a team of actors interviewing over 100 local people and workshopping their stories.

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La Barbe

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monologue

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Tonight is Your Answer

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US Election night 2008. Somewhere in an inner-London 'village' four middle-class mums with mixed-race kids get together to root for the first black president. Add in some 'yummy mummy' bonding and boozing and the result? A hilarious explosion of racial tensions and social embarrassments. A brilliantly insightful look at the new 'Beige Britain'.

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What You Do To People

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showcased at the Hampstead Theatre    -

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