Sally Nemeth is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have been produced by theaters throughout the English speaking world. Published plays include "Holy Days," "Mill Fire," "Water Play," and "Sally's Shorts." Since beginning her television career writing for the hit NBC TV show "Law & Order," she has written for every major television network, and produced the documentary film "Long Story Short.” Her novel for young adults, "The Heights, the Depths and Everything in Between," is published by Knopf/Yearling. She also teaches screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University. You can visit her at www.sallynemeth.com
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MORE ABOUT ME
*How do you imagine telling stories in these times?
I think this question is the most critical right now. I teach screenwriting and when the pandemic lock down happened, my students despaired. They wondered who would care about their current work, and whether they should drop everything and address what was going on now. But I told them that a) when this is over, people will want stories that have little or nothing to do with what we've just gone through and b) that it will take years to synthesize what we've all experienced. For myself, after years of writing for the screen and writing novels, I'm writing a play because I feel that when we can gather again, after months of nothing but screens, nothing will feel more powerful than live performance. And I desperately miss the rehearsal room, the collaborative experience, the magic of the moment. I miss the theater.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I am working on a new play - my first in years. It is in an early phase and I'm not talking about it specifically yet. My past ten years have been largely focused on writing novels - a solitary experience - and I cannot wait to be back in a room with actors, a director, a stage manager. I long for it. Having said that, I'm also revisiting a half-finished novel on which I've gained a new perspective.
Plays, novels, screenplays, equality, climate, environmental, social justice, dystopian, young adult, animals, adaptations, historical, family, the full human condition, politics.