Zoe Sarnak/Emily Kaczmarek | The Orchard Project

Zoe Sarnak/Emily Kaczmarek

Professional Residency

Years: 2018

ZOE SARNAK is an award-winning composer and lyricist.
Her work has been developed and produced at Second Stage, The Public, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Village Theater, Roundabout, The Transport Group, Goodspeed, Eugene O’Neill Artist Residency, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Geffen Playhouse, New York Theatre Workshop, WP Theater, and many more, and featured by the NY Times Live, The Shannara Chronicles (Spike), Silent Witness (BBC) and in benefit concerts and albums for Everytown.
Works include: SECRET SOLDIERS (with Marsha Norman and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins), AFTERWORDS (with Emily Kaczmarek), AFLOAT (with Emily Kaczmarek, WP Commission), LILA AND THE LONELY FEW (with Rachel Bonds, Geffen commission), GALILEO (with Danny Strong, Michael Weiner and dir. Michael Mayer), EMPIRE RECORDS (with Carol Heikkinen), TEDDY&MAX (with Brian Crawley), SPLIT (with Michele Lowe, Transport Group commission), BAND AID (with Zoe Lister-Jones) as well as an upcoming TV project with 20th Century Fox.
Awards include: Jonathan Larson Award Winner, Fred Ebb Award finalist, Kleban Prize finalist, Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award finalist, NY Stage & Film’s Founders Award finalist, Davenport Contest Winner, Women’s Project Lab Artist.
Education: Harvard University(AB), NYU(MA).

EMILY KACZMAREK’s [pronounced KAZ-mer-ack] work has been developed and produced by Second Stage Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Northern Stage, Village Theatre, WP Theater, First Floor Theater, Prospect Theater Company, Musical Theatre Factory, New York Musical Festival, and others. She has been an artist in residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Hermitage Artist Retreat, the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Goodspeed Musicals, and the Orchard Project.

Emily recently received a 2019 Kilroys List Honorable Mention (Sam & Lizzie) and is a Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, a Kleban Prize Finalist, a Princess Grace Award Finalist, and a writer on MONSTERLAND, a new horror anthology show set to air on Hulu in spring 2020. And whenever possible, she sings.