Sarah Gonnet

Sarah Gonnet

Rorschach's Gadflys
Author, Playwright, Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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May 2015
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About Sarah

Sarah Gonnet is an emerging artist who focuses on playwriting; poetry; the visual arts;and arts journalism. Within her work Sarah often looks at mental illness and raw creativity. Recently she has written and created art for a play about Outsider Art (Compulsion) that will be produced by Alphabetti Theatre in August. Currently she is working on a further play about the artist and archaeologist Henri Breuil. Both of these pieces combine drama, poetry and art into a fluid mess of creativity. Her short plays which experiment with form and voice have been put on at Northern Stage, Alphabetti Theatre, Arts in Touch, and Once Upon a Tyne.
Essentially Sarah creates because of her own compulsive mind. As a highly obsessive person Sarah integrates her everyday impulses and preoccupations into her work. Her obsessions with creative individuals have led to illustrated plays; and her obsession with feminism has led to her curating a book of poems, art and essays that attempt to redefine the word “cunt”. Sarah also holds a column at the New-York based feminist magazine Luna Luna (http://lunalunamag.com/author/sarahgonnet/).
Sarah is highly interested in working on creative projects with people who suffer from mental health issues. She runs an arts group for the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder charity Rethink. She also intends to work with Newcastle’s Juice Festival to create a series of mental health based activities this summer. She also works extensively with Survivor’s Poetry who publish work about mental illness and will publish her collection "Voices" in the coming months.

Unique traits: An insight into mental health and a deeply surreal brain.

Loglines

  • Special Care

    Special Care Comedy Drama By exploring a place where the unusual is usual and the mad are normal we can learn things about life that would never be revealed otherwise. This script has all of that and a sense of humour.

  • Pink

    Pink Biography Drama Historical The first investigative journalist and the first undercover journalist is also the first female journalist.

  • Box

    Box Drama Experimental Independent Who is the girl in the Box? The girl whose mother never named her; and whose father had one name for her: Doll.

  • Aftermath

    Aftermath Drama Experimental Two women. A mother and a daughter. Yet they are both aged 25. The mother is a memory, from when the daughter witnessed her suicide. The daughter is now at the same age her mother was at the end; and she is finding it hard to get her mother's voice out of her head. Will history repeat itself?

  • Is this what the end looks like?

    Is this what the end looks like? Drama Experimental Imagine you knew that the end of the world is four minutes away. Then when those four minutes were up, your brain could only believe that the world would end in the next four minutes time...and on and on, over and over. How would you react?

  • Island

    Island Adventure Comedy Family If you lost your wife and your house, kept your kids ( but only because your wife hates kids), you would naturally decide living on a traffic island was a good idea. Right?

  • Compulsion

    Compulsion Experimental Outsider. Artist. Romantic. Ultimately fucked up.

  • Henri Breuil

    Henri Breuil Historical Henri Breuil- archaeologist and artist. One of the first who saw the cave art of Europe.

Credits

  • Is This What the End Looks Like?

    Is This What the End Looks Like? (2015)
    Theater by Stage Three, Northern Stage Playwright

  • Aftermath

    Aftermath (2015)
    Theater by Alphabetti Theatre Playwright

  • 2-5% (of the UK's population are effected by Compulsive Hoarding)

    2-5% (of the UK's population are effected by Compulsive Hoarding) (2015)
    Film by Rorschach's Gadflys Screenwriter

  • Experiment 14

    Experiment 14 (2014)
    Theater by Arts in Touch Playwright

  • Graves

    Graves
    Theater by Alphabetti Theatre Playwright

  • Neil

    Neil
    Theater by Rorschach's Gadflys Playwright

  • Compulsion

    Compulsion
    Theater by Alphabetti Theatre Playwright

  • Box

    Box
    Theater by Once Upon a Tyne Playwright

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