The Place We Built
Smart creative 20 something squatters revive Jewish life in Budapest, but get caught in the grinding gears of history.
Sarah Gancher’s plays have been produced or developed at institutions such as London’s National Theatre, Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, Budapest’s Quarter6Quarter7 Festival, PS122, Ars Nova, New York Stage and Film, The Women’s Project, and NYC SummerStage, among others. The Place We Built is part of her 7th cycle of plays about Budapest's historically Jewish Seventh District. She frequently partners with devising ensembles such as NYC’s The TEAM (dir. Rachel Chavkin), Colorado’s Telluride Theatre, Portland’s Hand2Mouth, and Blue Man Group. She collaborated with The TEAM on Mission Drift, which toured three continents, ending at London’s National Theatre. Recently: Time Warner Fellow at The Women’s Project, member of I73 and Ars Nova Play Group. Current Playwrights’ Realm Writing Fellow. MFA: NYU.
JPP Development: 2015 Jewish Playwriting Contest, 2015 OPEN Festival
workshop directed by Benjamin Kamine
featuring Clea Alsip, Dominique Brillon, Michael Hinkle, Lindsley Howard, Mark Junek, Rory Kulz, Tara Pacheco, Andrea Syglowski