‘Fresh Kills’ By Staff Member Sarah Congress Will Play Downtown Urban Arts Festival

BY Robbie Armstrong, April 15, 2021

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) selected Staff Member Sarah Congress, Executive Assistant to the Deans and Manager of Academic Administration, and her play Fresh Kills to appear in its 19th season program. DUAF is a five-week multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry in downtown New York City. Congress’s play was selected from over 100 submissions to present in the festival. 


Fresh Kills is a ten-minute play about a Hinge date set on the Staten Island Ferry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The date is going well enough until Isabella, a staunch democrat, learns that her date Michael is a liberal...Republican. 


Sarah Congress’s work has been publicly staged at such organizations as The Road Theatre, The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and The Dramatist Guild. She has also served as a Resident Playwright at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre and attended the HBMG National Winter Playwright's Retreat in Creede Colorado. Last year, she presented portions of her new musical Lars Hostel with the New Works Series. Congress teaches the course "Writing the Television Sitcom: A Journey Through Situational Comedy" to teens and to adults with The Knowledge Project. This year, her play The Angel Manual was one of six plays chosen to be a part of the 2021 HB Studio Playwright's Reading Series. This spring, her play Virtual Sleepover was selected to be a part of the University of Miami Online New Play Festival.

DUAF plans to announce dates for events and ticketing information in the near future.