What is your name and where are you from?
Sarah Burgess. From Alexandria, VA.

What is the project you’re working on at SPACE?
I’m writing the first draft of a new play about a private equity firm. I’ve been really obsessed with the idea of private equity recently, so, yeah, I’m writing a play about it. Which seems like the right thing to do. Since I’m a playwright.

How have you been spending your time at SPACE?
I’ve mostly been sitting on the porch with my laptop, writing my play. I’ve also done a lot of talking with [SPACE’s Associate Director] Alex Barron about it. Actually, I’ve been talking to everyone about it.

What’s coming up next for you?
I’m going to Berkeley Rep in tw
o weeks for the Ground Floor residency to develop my shark play, CAMDENSIDE. It’s got a shark in it.

If you were reincarnated as a farm animal, what would you be?
A farm animal…that doesn’t sound very pleasant. Which ones don’t get eaten? I guess it would be a really old dog. Because I wouldn’t get eaten and I wouldn’t have to do any work and people could be nostalgic about me.

Interview by Sarah Blush