Meet The Old Vic 12 - Sarah Kosar


On 5 December 2017 we announced The Old Vic 12 class of 2018 to the world. Consisting of writers, directors, designers, producers, composers and even a puppet maker, the group will spend the next year collaborating to create new work throughout our bicentenary year and beyond.

Each week we’ll be getting to know a different member of this talented company through 12 questions – for week two we caught up with playwright Sarah Kosar.

1. What’s your name?

Sarah Kosar

2. What do you do?

I’m a playwright

3. Who inspires you?

Jill Soloway. Beyonce. Lana Del Rey. Myself on a good day.

4. What can’t you live without?

Pasta. Walking. Typing. Coke Zero.

5. Last show you saw?

Double Bill of Wild Bore and Triple Threat at Soho Theatre. That was a very visceral evening.

6. Theatre snacks – yay or nay?

Nay (shaking head)

7. Your favourite piece of trivia? (Not favourite but a piece I want to change!)

Among major companies there are more CEOs named John than the total number of all women CEOs
Hippo sweat is pink

8. One trick of the trade you’ve discovered

Constantly ask yourself why does this story need to be onstage and live?

9. Night owl or early bird?

I tend to get the worm

10. Your life story in one short sentence

Failed to become the sixth Spice Girl but still moved to London to write plays.

11. In one year you will have…

Surprised myself

12. Old Vic 12 in one word


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