SARAH TREEM (Playwright) is an American playwright. Her play The How and the Why premiered at the McCarter Theatre starring Mercedes Ruehl (with Emily Mann directing) and went on to productions at Interact Theatre and Trinity Repertory, among others. Her play A Feminine Ending premiered at Playwrights Horizons and went on to productions at South Coast Repertory and Portland Center Stage, among others. Sarah’s other plays include Empty Sky, Orphan Island, Human Voices and Mirror Mirror. She has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Southcoast Repertory and Manhattan Theatre Club and developed work at the Sundance Theatre Lab, Ojai Playwrights Festival, the Screenwriters Colony, Hedgebrook and Yaddo. In addition to her theater career, Sarah wrote and produced all three seasons of the acclaimed HBO series In Treatment, for which she won a Writers Guild of America award and was nominated for a Humanitas award. She also was a writer/producer for the HBO series How to Make It in America and the Netflix series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey. Her pilot for The Affair was produced by Showtime. Sarah has taught playwriting at Yale University, where she earned her BA and MFA. She recently moved from Brooklyn To Los Angeles with her husband, Jay, and their son.

A conversation with Sarah Treem

During rehearsals, Artistic Director PJ Powers (PJP) conducted this interview with The How and the Why playwright Sarah Treem (ST). Spoiler alert: Some key plot and character details of the play are discussed. An edited …

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