Everything Moves

"When we think of 'the commons,' we think of the collective commons of the air, the earth, water... but what if we consider the commons of the collective imagination?" -Amy Russell, The School of Embodied Poetics

Emily Mast, Hold Your Tension performed by Sarah McCarron, 2017 at REDCAT. Courtesy of the artist.

Emily Mast, Hold Your Tension performed by Sarah McCarron, 2017 at REDCAT. Courtesy of the artist.

Sarah McCarron is a queer Los Angeles-based writer and performer in the tradition of Jacques Lecoq. She works in theatre, film, and television. Sarah’s one-hour television drama, Crude, is currently in development Michael Lombardo and Film 44. Crude was a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Storytelling Lab and received a score of 10/10 on the Blacklist. Uzodinma Iweala, the writer of Beasts of No Nation, is also attached as producer. Sarah also has a comedy feature, D.I.Y., which received a production grant from the Duplass Brothers in partnership with Seed&Spark. Other television writing experience includes writing for David Milch’s Redboard Productions on the HBO drama Luck starring Dustin Hoffman. She is currently on staff for Patrick Somerville’s next show with Paramount Productions.

Sarah is a writer and performer with an MFA in Ensemble Devised Physical Theatre from the London International School of the Performing Arts, in the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq. She has been commissioned to develop new plays in both Europe and the United States, including with Obie Award-winning Pig Iron Theatre Company. Sarah was featured in collaboration with Emily Mast's Hold Your Tension at the Roy & Edna Disney Cal Arts Theatre (REDCAT), and Sorority, a queer performances salon in Los Angeles curated by Gina Young, sponsored by the Hammer. Sarah recently collaborated on a developmental workshop through UCLA for trans playwright Sylvan Oswald's Trainers. Sarah was the 2017 Writer in Residence at the prestigious William Inge Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Otis Guernsey Award-winner Lauren Gunderson and Pulitzer Prizer-winner Beth Henley.

Sarah was an Artist Fellow for the Dalai Lama’s Mind & Life Institute, researching the relationship between the physical body, psychological states of mind, and narrative subjectivity. She teaches Writing From The Body and Developing An Idea Through Movement in the Experimental Animation Program at CalArts. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles and works/performs/teaches with The Wilderness Project.

Photographer:  J.J. Tizou

Photographer: J.J. Tizou