Lightning Bugs in a Jar

10/8/17

We're wrapping up our festival run in West Hollywood at the CMG Short Film Festival. The film will play in the afternoon on Sunday, October 8th at 3:30pm. Sara and Ian will both be attending. If you can join them, purchase your tickets to Program 3 here.


1/27/17

Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the Pride Film Festival in Texas. It won "Jury Favorite Short". 


11/15/16

Lightning Bugs in a Jar was shown at the Directors Circle Festival of Shorts and won best LGBT short! 


11/06/16

Lightning Bugs in a Jar will have its Canadian Premiere in Edmonton at the Rainbow Visions Fest on November 6th! 


9/10/16

Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival! Playing September 9th and 10th! 


9/4/16

Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the Moondance Festival in Boulder Colorado! Playing September 4th and 5th. It was nominated for the Sandcastle Award. 


6/28/16

Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the Blue Whiskey Film Festival in Chicago and Rachél Lowery won best design! 


4/18/16

Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the First Glance online film festival. Which means that you can watch it online for a month! (until April 17th, 2016). 


4/01/16

Lightning Bugs in a Jar will play at the Manhattan Film Festival on Monday April 18th at 9pm. Tickets are only $12 and you can buy them here: http://www.independentfeatures.com/film_pages/view/514  


1/11/16

Lightning Bugs in a Jar just won the "Award of Merit: LGBT" from the Best Shorts Competition!  


11/03/15

Lightning Bugs in a Jar has some exciting news - The Hollywood International Motion Picture Film Festival just gave us 4 awards! We received Best LGBT Short, Best Editing ( Sophia Betz), Best Cinematography (Timur Civan) and Best Musical Score (Megan McDuffee).


10/01/15


Lightning Bugs in a Jar will be screening at the Out On Film Festival in Atlanta, GA on 10/07/15 at 5:30pm.


05/19/2015


Lightning Bugs in a Jar had a wonderful screening at The Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, May 2015!


Check out our trailer.


10/07/2014


Sara just got back from Catskill, NY, co-Directing and Producting a short film by Ian Simpson Lightning Bugs in a Jar. For more updates and info click here.Ian Simpson, Sophia Betz and I were awarded the Catwalk fellowship, and spent an amazing 3 weeks up in Catskill, NY preparing and then shooting Lightning Bugs in a Jar. Sara had an amazing time co-Directing with Ian and we are excited to see what brilliant editing Sophia does and plan to finish the film around the new year.


NEVER AFTER

6/14/17

Everyone has a type. In Jessica's dating life, it seems to be dead historical figures...My creative partner, Jessica Fox, and I have been making a comedy series called "My Famous Dead Boyfriend".


Click here to see our trailer.


Here's the link to the series, there are 6 episodes, and they'll play back to back, And each episode is under 3 minutes. You'll see: Vincent Van Gogh, Genghis Khan, Charles Darwin, Buddha, Frida Khalo, and Albert Einstein.


Please like our facebook page. You can see some fun production stills there.

Never After

Never After - In Development - 


Promo with Gillian Anderson here


Fairy tales did not stand the test of time accidentally. We need them as much as Cinderella needs her fairy godmother or Jack needs his magic beans - fairy tales show us the way through life's adventures. As some of the most popular stories ever told, classic fairy tales are currently making a wonderful resurgence in our world today and Never After is on the forefront of this fairy tale wave; by creators Sara Wolkowitz and Jessica Fox, along with producer Diana Phillips (Alfie, Death at a Funeral), creative consultant Jocelyn Stevenson (co-creator/writer of Fraggle rock and Sesame Street), and actress Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall). Never After will bring the REAL, original tales - adapted and updated for modern family audiences - to television.

The Ultimate Stimulus - FRINGE NYC

The Ultimate Stimulus HAS BEEN EXTENDED!


Sara is directing "The Ultimate Stimulus", by Felipe Ossa, Staring Tanya O'Debra.  "The Ultimate Stimulus" is a 50-minute one-woman show (and multi-media extravaganza) introducing the world to Amanda McCloud, a renegade economist with an unorthodox solution to fix America's growing income gap. Her big idea? Concubinage.


Friday, September 12th at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 13th at 9:30pm


Buy advanced tickets here ($15 online, $18 at the door)


Amanda McCloud is a renegade economist with a plan to fix America's most pressing problem: income inequality. Her solution? Concubinage (with a modern twist). Brimming with data, charts, and dramatic life-changing stories, this TED-inspired, multimedia talk proves that the rich aren't so different when they're forced to get close - real close - to the rest of us.


"Absurd and hilarious, which, as good satire does, serves to illuminate just how difficult our economic problems are. " - The Guardian


OLD:


Now at the New York Fringe Festival!!


NY Fringe Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 9th at 7:15pm (SOLD OUT!)
Wednesday, August 13th at 2:00pm
Tuesday, August 19th at 9:45pm
Thursday, August 21st at 6:00pm
Saturday, August 23rd at 3pm


For tickets and more info: www.fringenyc.org

The Ultimate Stimulus - CINCY FRINGE

The Ultimate Stimulus is back! Now at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival!!


Sara is directing "The Ultimate Stimulus", by Felipe Ossa, Staring Tanya O'Debra. "The Ultimate Stimulus" is a 40-minute one-woman show (and multi-media extravaganza) introducing the world to Amanda McCloud, a renegade economist with an unorthodox solution to fix America's growing income gap. Her big idea? Concubinage.


Dates and Times:
Thursday, May 28th at 8:45pm
Saturday, May 31st at 7:15pm
Monday, June 2nd at 9pm
Wednesday, June 4th at 9pm
Friday, June 6th at 8:45pm


For tickets and more info:http://www.cincyfringe.com/performance/the-ultimate-stimulus/
Location: Art Academy of Cincinnati Auditorium. 1212 Jackson Street.

Still on the Road - PBS

Still On The Road is airing on PBS all around the country. It premiered on New York's PBS station WNET in February 2013.


Check out www.stillontheroadfilm.com for air dates.

Brooklyn Labyrinth

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Brooklyn Labyrinth - three short plays by Sergei Burbank, Kate Keretz and Isaac Rathbone. Directed by Sara Wolkowitz


Three interwoven narratives that recount the Minotaur myth with a contemporary voice, and show us taht monsters are rarely what we expect -- and that safety might not be outside the maze looking in, but the other way around...The Chain Theater (21-28 45 Rd Long Isalnd City, NY)

September 25th - October 6th, 2013
Weeknights and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Special Matinee 10/5 at 2pm
Buy Tickets Here $18 for adults, Students $12 (with ID)

The Ultimate Stimulus

After a sold out show in May, The Ultimate Stimulus is back!


Sara is directing "The Ultimate Stimulus", by Felipe Ossa, which will be performed at Dixon Place on Wednesday December 19th at 7:30pm. Only $12 for advanced tickets! "The Ultimate Stimulus" is a 40-minute one-woman show (and multi-media extravaganza) introducing the world to Amanda McCloud, a renegade economist with an unorthodox solution to fix America's growing income gap. Her big idea? Concubinage.

One show only -December 19th, 2012 at 7:30pm

Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street, between Rivington & Delancey)

Click here for tickets

Staring Tanya O'Debra

Projections by Max Wolkowitz

Diary of a chorus girl

3/1/11: Sara was recently asked to direct a web series called Diary Of A Chorus Girl about Alex Ellis who is making her Broadway Debut in the new musical Catch Me If You Can. A new Episode will go live every Wednesday through May 18th, 2011. You can find the series at www.danceon.com.

Episode 1: “Catch Me If You Can”

Episode 2: “The Choice”

Episode 3: “Press Day”

Episode 4: "I'm A Dancer"

Episode 5: "Full Out"

Episode 6: "First Step on Broadway"

Episode 7: "Previews"

Still on the Road

1/3/11: Sara's documentary Still on the Road screens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

1/3/11: Read Sara's interview in the New York Times Arts Beat Blog


Twelve actors travel across 28 US cities on a seven month journey to bring classical theater to America. The Acting Company, a classical touring ensemble founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley, started with members of the first graduating class of the drama division of the Julliard School. Kevin Kline recalls Houseman’s motivation being, “We couldn’t just let them go out there and do garbage.” In the Company’s 37th season, twelve actors spend seven months on a cramped bus, lose a leading man, play 71 roles, and learn to work in spaces that won’t hold their set. Throughout, they reconnect with their passion for performing, receive a great review in the New York Times, and teach high school and college students a new way to look at Shakespeare. As we follow the actors on tour and watch insightful conversations with Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson and Harriet Harris, we learn that with the exception of Xbox and Wi-Fi on the bus, not much has changed – and that is just as it should be.