Sarah  Wallis

Sarah Wallis


  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Sarah Wallis is a poet and playwright based in Leeds. She works with magical realism and playful observation and has been published in numerous journals. She has a poem in the forthcoming Yorkshire Poetry Anthology, The Bellymen of Wakefield Town and is working on a first collection, Waterlore. In 2012 she gained her first residency with West Yorkshire Playhouse, which was used to R&D a new play, Laridae. A short residency with Barnsley Civic in 2013 led to a preview for another show, The Rain King, which then went on for a week at Harrogate Theatre for the All Points North season. In 2014 her work was longlisted for the BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary Award, which led to mentored radio writing via the WoMentoring Project. In 2015 a second residency with WYP formed the basis of breaking away from text-based work and moving into the rehearsal room with actors as a first step with new project Cassiopeia. This work has continued into the making of When God Was a Woman, which will be performed amongst a series of plays about the EU on referendum night as part of the Leeds Fringe.


Playwriting - Mphil - Birmingham U

Sep 2008 - Jul 2010