Sara Martinez from age 7 to about 30
Two 5th grade classmates
Allison Larson, a talent agent
Various casting directors
Michael, a friend
The action takes place from 1982 to the present, mainly in a suburb above New York City and in New York City.
Note – Voices of Her will be performed with a 10 min intermission. Lyrics for Nuestro Destino Es La Despedida by Luis Espinasa. A video for the complete song with lyric translation can be found here on Sara’s youtube channel.
Disclaimer – Although some of the events are based on Sara’s life, the characters (aside from Sara) are almost entirely different from reality.
Sara Carbone – Playwright/Performer – Sara has performed since childhood in community, regional and Broadway theater. She’s trained at HB Studios and Howard Meyer’s Acting Program. Sara has also soloed in multiple choirs, a cappella groups and live bands. Among other things, Sara got to sing her original tunes with her band at NYC’s CBGBs before it closed, watched a Broadway musical she was in get torpedoed by critics, sang a solo in Chartres Cathedral, and played Death at The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in DC.
Though she’s written pop music, fantasy fiction, marketing copy, and short stories about octopuses for her six year old, Voices of Her is Sara’s first foray into playwriting.
Jed Aicher – Director – Jed is an actor, singer, director, and teacher. He has taught acting everywhere from nursing homes to medium security prisons. A founding member of Pancake Productions, he directs their Halloween pantomime in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Favorite acting roles include Lennie in Of Mice and Men and Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire. He lives in Ossining with his wife Merideth Maddox and two Tasmanian devils named Bella and Suzanna.
Thanks to all the folks who attended my performances and contributed to my indiegogo crowdfunding effort while I was workshopping the play in Seattle. Thank you to my beautiful nephew, Danny O’Reilly, for providing all the photos. Big thanks to Jed, Mik Kuhlman, Mario Gomez, Christine Renee Miller, Sara Porkalob and Michael Pirkle for helping me develop it. And a very, very special thank you to Sol Miranda for opening up her lovely backyard so that I could keep this little project of mine alive and kicking!
This play is for my parents. For all that you are for me. Without you there is no way I could try to paint my masterpiece.