“The Pop-Folk World of Zoe Sarnak”

Zoe Sarnak returns to Sarasota and brings a bit of her ‘downtown vibe’ with her. Socially and environmentally aware, Sarnak’s music is driven by evocative voices who see life from the outside and strive to bring a little light through soaring chords and irresistible beats. A recipient of the Jonathan Larson Award, and a finalist for the Ebb Award, and Kleban Prize, she is the co-author of the award-winning production of A Crossing at Barrington Stage Company as well as the book and lyrics writer for the recently opened world premiere of The Lonely Few at the Geffen Playhouse starring Tony Award Winner Lauren Patten (Jagged Little Pill).

Zoe Sarnak’s Bio: Hermitage alum Zoe Sarnak is a New York City-based composer, lyricist, and writer. She is a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Award, and a finalist for the Ebb Award, Kleban Award, and Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, as well as co-author of the award-winning 2022 world premiere production of A Crossing at Barrington Stage Company. Her work has been developed with and presented by Second Stage, The Public, Roundabout Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage & Film, The Guggenheim, Geffen Playhouse, New York Theatre Workshop, WP Theatre, MCC, and many others. Current and upcoming productions include: The Lonely Few (with Rachel Bonds) premiering at Geffen Playhouse in Spring 2023, Split (with Michele Lowe) premiering off-Broadway produced by Transport Group in their 2023/2024 season, with further to be announced. Theatrical projects in development include: Galileo (with Danny Strong, Michael Weiner), Empire Records (with original screenwriter Carol Heikkinen), Afterwords (with Emily Kaczmarek), Particle Fever (with David Henry Hwang and Bear McCreary), Afloat (with Emily Kaczmarek) and several others to be announced. Zoe has several upcoming television and film projects including a musical television show in development with Sallie Patrick (at CBS Studios) and a Netflix musical film with Liza Chasin (3dot Productions), Margaret Chernin, Molly Sims, and writer/director Lauren Miller Rogen. Her music has been featured by “NY Times Live” and the BBC, and in benefit concerts and albums for Everytown, the Ali Forney Center, and more.

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