Sarah Grochala

Sarah Grochala

  • Location: London, UK
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a multi-award winning British playwright based in London.

I write bold poetic political plays about the experiences of ordinary people caught up in the whirlwind of big events.

My play S-27 won the 2007 Protect the Human Playwriting Competition and was also shortlisted for The King’s Cross Award and the Leah Ryan Award for Emerging Women Writers. S-27 premiered at the Finborough Theatre in June 2009. It has since been revived by the Griffin Theatre in Sydney in 2010 and by Intersection Theatre on the Toronto Fringe in 2012.

In 2011, I was the winner of’s Adopt a Playwright Award for my play Smolensk. My most recent play Starfish was shortlisted for the 2016 Nick Darke Award.

My work has been supported and developed by The National Theatre Studio, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Orange Tree, Arts Council England, The Peggy Ramsay Foundation, The Orchard Project (USA), The Studios Key West (USA) and Between 2012-2016, I was an associate artist with the theatre company Headlong.

I'm currently Senior Lecturer in Writing for Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and lead the MA/MFA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media. My book on playwriting, The Contemporary Political Play, is published by Bloomsbury.

To find out more about my work, please consult my CV.

I am represented by Julia Tyrrell at Julia Tyrrell Management.


Work History

Senior Lecturer, Writing for Theatre - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

May 2017 - Present

Lecturer, Writing for Theatre - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Sep 2013 - Apr 2017

Associate Artist - Headlong

Aug 2012 - Oct 2016

Actress - Self-employed

Jul 1998 - Sep 2007


Drama - PhD - Queen Mary, University of London

Oct 2007 - Dec 2012

Playwriting Studies - MPhil(B) - Birmingham University

Oct 2002 - Sep 2003

English Language and Literature - MA (Oxon) - St John's College Oxford

Oct 1995 - Jun 1998

Acting - NCDT accredited Acting Training - Drama Centre, London

Sep 1992 - Jul 1994


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