Shara Feit

PlaySpace 2020 Playwright

Shara Feit makes sad/funny work about messy/virtuosic/queer women and gender nonconforming folx in order to foster radical communal care. Shara’s full-length plays are little lives (2019 O’Neill Finalist, 2020 BRIO Award, 2023 Terrence McNally Incubator Finalist, development: G45 Productions, Geva Theatre Center, Pipeline Theatre Company), Bad Things (2021 Jerome Fellowship Semifinalist, 2023 O’Neill Semifinalist), The Matriarchs (development: G45 Productions), Ties (development: Northwestern Agnes Nixon Festival, Wyrd Sisters Productions), and High School Dybbuk(development: Alliance for Jewish Theatre).

Shara’s work has also been supported by Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Professional Training Program, Rule of 7×7 at the Tank, Barn Arts, The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (2020 Winner), The Sewanee Writers’ Conference (2019 Romulus Linney Scholar), B Street Theatre, the Lanford Wilson Festival, the Dorot Foundation, and The 24 Hour Plays. BA: Northwestern University, Agnes Nixon Award for Playwriting.


Project: little lives

Women’s Choice and Women’s Care are neighboring offices on Ruby Lane that couldn’t be more different. Women’s Choice is poor, Women’s Care is well-funded. Women’s Choice is the last office of its kind in its state, Women’s Care is one of many. At Women’s Choice, pregnant people can choose to continue with their pregnancies or terminate. At Women’s Care, termination is not an option. Women’s Choice is an abortion clinic. Women’s Care is the crisis pregnancy center dedicated to taking Women’s Choice down. Then everything changes.

little lives is a pro-choice play about shared humanity across ideological lines, queerness and religion, the casualties of the abortion wars, and the true cost of fighting for dear life.