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Zoe Sarnak

 
Bio:
Zoe Sarnak is a composer, lyricist and playwright. She graduated from Harvard University in 2009 magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She also completed a secondary concentration in Music, with a focus in music theory and composition while studying ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Zoe Sarnak is a composer, lyricist and playwright. She graduated from Harvard University in 2009 magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She also completed a secondary concentration in Music, with a focus in music theory and composition while studying ... (read complete bio)

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Zoe Sarnak Biography

Zoe Sarnak is a composer, lyricist and playwright. She graduated from Harvard University in 2009 magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She also completed a secondary concentration in Music, with a focus in music theory and composition while studying under contemporary classical composer Nicholas Vines. Zoe wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Quad an original rock musical, developed and performed at Harvard University. She received grants from the Harvard Office of Fine Arts and the Radcliffe Women’s Center for a workshop and a full production, which debuted at Harvard’s Loeb Experimental Theatre April 2009 to rave reviews from The Harvard Crimson. A New York workshop of The Quad produced by Broadway Theatre Studio, sponsored by the John W. Engeman Theater, began this summer and culminated in a fall showcase.
As an arranger, orchestrator and music director, Zoe has collaborated with artists such as Lilli Cooper, Kacie Sheik, Stephanie Umoh, Rachel Potter, Emma Hunton and Molly Swenson. Her music has been showcased in an array of concerts and benefits including NY Theatre Barn’s D-Lounge Showcase, Composers Sing Composers at Le Poisson Rouge, NYTB’s Women Composers Benefit, A Very MARY Holiday Gala at Playwrights Horizons and many more. Sarnak is a proud participant in the BMI Lehman Engel Workshop and recipient of a 2011 Song of the Year, Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist Award. She also performs throughout the city with her band, TheWD.
Since The Quad Sarnak has written two new full-length musicals: A Lasting Impression, and Mixtape. A Lasting Impression was featured with two staged reading performances in East 3rd Productions 2010/2011 season. The show was named Pace New Musicals official 2012 selection and will receive 7 showcase performances at the Schaeberle Theater at Pace University (NYC), directed by Amy Rogers, the head of the Pace Musical Theatre department. In October 2011, Silent Street Productions presented a staged reading of Mixtape, and the piece slated for a workshop showcase in 2012.





Zoe Sarnak News

SANCOCHO To Have Off-Broadway Premiere This Spring at WP Theater Photo SANCOCHO To Have Off-Broadway Premiere This Spring at WP Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022

Sancocho, a new play by Christin Eve Cato (The Good Cop, DUAF 2022) directed by Rebecca Martinez (Miss You Like Hell; Theatre for One: Here We Are) will have its Off-Broadway premiere at WP Theater in Spring 2023.

AFTERWORDS to Have Industry Reading This Week Photo AFTERWORDS to Have Industry Reading This Week
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2022

Elttaes Productions will present private developmental work session presentations of the new musical AFTERWORDS on Thursday, November 17, and Friday, November 18, 2022, for select industry members. 

MCC Theater To Produce Workshop of New Musical HEARTS BEAT LOUD in February 2023 Photo MCC Theater To Produce Workshop of New Musical HEARTS BEAT LOUD in February 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

MCC Theater will produce a four-week development workshop of a new musical, Hearts Beat Loud, to be presented on February 9 & 10, 2023. Hearts Beat Loud is based on the inspiring 2018 indie film set in Red Hook (starring Nick Offerman and Toni Collette).

Shereen Pimentel, Darius Jordan Lee & More Join 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Photo Shereen Pimentel, Darius Jordan Lee & More Join 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced additional casting for their 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022 at New World Stages.

National Alliance For Musical Theatre Announces Initial Casting and Additional Progra Photo National Alliance For Musical Theatre Announces Initial Casting and Additional Programming For FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2022

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced preliminary casting and additional programming for their 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022, at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

Fifteen Artists Selected for WP Theater 2022-2024 'PIPELINE' Lab Photo Fifteen Artists Selected for WP Theater 2022-2024 'PIPELINE' Lab
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

WP THEATER has announced the fifteen artists selected for the 2022-2024 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now, and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival in 2024.

WP Theater Launches 'The Space Program,' Offering Discounted Off-Broadway Space to Mi Photo WP Theater Launches 'The Space Program,' Offering Discounted Off-Broadway Space to Mission-Aligned Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

WP Theater is launching ‚ÄúThe Space Program,‚ÄĚ a new initiative offering discounted space at their home at 76th & Broadway ‚ÄĒ to provide affordable producing options to mission-aligned individual artists and small budget not-for-profit companies, who might otherwise not be able to produce because of financial constraints.

AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS Joins Geffen Playhouse's 2022/23 Season Photo AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS Joins Geffen Playhouse's 2022/23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Ava: The Secret Conversations will join the Geffen Playhouse 2022/2023 season lineup to complete the full season.

Indie Rock Musical WEIGHTLESS to Play Limited Off-Broadway Engagement at WP Theater i Photo Indie Rock Musical WEIGHTLESS to Play Limited Off-Broadway Engagement at WP Theater in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Weightless¬†will play a limited engagement from¬†September 17‚ÄďOctober 16, 2022¬†at WP Theater, with support from¬†piece by piece productions. The off-Broadway stage premiere of this soaring and dynamic indie rock musical follows the smash success of¬†Weightless¬†on screen, which was reconceived for film and live-streamed by WP in a limited run in 2021.

The 5th Avenue Theatre Creates Musical Radio Play Magic With WONDER BOY Photo The 5th Avenue Theatre Creates Musical Radio Play Magic With WONDER BOY
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre will complete its 2021/22 Season with a musical radio play production of Wonder Boy, a moving and poignant new musical about a transgender man attempting to find a new normal in his identity.

Zoe Sarnak Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Rehearsals for AFTERWORDS, A NEW MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Rehearsals for AFTERWORDS, A NEW MUSICAL

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre will present the world premiere production of the captivating new musical Afterwords, which debuts this Spring from April 29 - May 21.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For The World Premiere of A CROSSING A DANCE MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For The World Premiere of A CROSSING A DANCE MUSICAL

by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2021

Learn more about the music of A CROSSING: A DANCE MUSICAL, with Zoe Sarnak (Original Music) and George Sáenz (Traditional Mexican Folk Song Arrangements/Additional Score). Performances began September 23, and the production runs through October 17, 2021.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The World Premiere of A CROSSING A DANCE MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The World Premiere of A CROSSING A DANCE MUSICAL

by Alan Henry - Oct 4, 2021

With a story by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain (BSC: Eleanor; BSC and Off-Broadway: Freud's Last Session), A Crossing is a timely new dance musical featuring original songs and vocal arrangements by award-winning songwriter Zoe Sarnak (Secret Soldiers, Empire Records), alongside traditional Mexican folk song arrangements and additional score by George S√°enz.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The World Premiere of A CROSSING A DANCE MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The World Premiere of A CROSSING A DANCE MUSICAL

by Alan Henry - Aug 27, 2021

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the dances and musical numbers from A CROSSING: A DANCE MUSICAL with footage from the 2019 developmental workshop. Performances begin September 23, and the production runs through October 17, 2021.

VIDEO: Caissie Levy, Ariana DeBose, Solea Pfeiffer and More Sing 'Words of Love' for  Videoplay
VIDEO: Caissie Levy, Ariana DeBose, Solea Pfeiffer and More Sing 'Words of Love' for Geffen Stayhouse

by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2020

Award-winning composer/lyricist Zoe Sarnak brings together her Broadway friends for a performance of 'Words of Love.'

VIDEO: Two-Time Tony Nominee Charlotte D'Amboise Featured In New York Film Academy Mo Videoplay
VIDEO: Two-Time Tony Nominee Charlotte D'Amboise Featured In New York Film Academy Movie Musical

by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2018

Broadway Veteran and Two-Time Tony Nominee Charlotte d'Amboise is featured in an original movie musical produced by New York Film Academy.  Have a first look at the trailer below!   

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for NEXT Concert Series: Bridge the Gap
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2017

Inside rehearsals with Ariana Sepulveda and Stephanie Turci as they rehearse 'Give Words of Love' by Zoe Sarnak for NEXT in Concert: Bridge the Gap Volume 2.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Margo Seibert, Ariana DeBose and Justin Guarini Unite and Stand Together with WP THEATER
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2017

WP THEATER united Broadway talents Margo Seibert (In Transit), Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale) and Justin Guarini (In Transit) to sing WP Lab Member's Zoe Sarnak's amazing anthem, 'Stand With Me.' Written on November 9, 2016, watch as the trio joins Sarnak for an anthem to troubling political times.

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Brandon Hudson Releases New Music Video for 'Up' off of Debut EP
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2016

'Up' is written and performed by Brandon Hudson. His single debuted in August, and will be the first track on his upcoming EP titled 'Love, B.'.

VIDEO: Tony-Award Winner James Monroe Iglehart Featured in NYFA Movie Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 19, 2016

Tony-Award winner, James Monroe Iglehart is featured in New York Film Academy movie musical and BWW has a first look below!