O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist
The Storyteller was a finalist for the for the 2019 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.
The Storyteller at Something Marvelous
The Storyteller was selected for a workshop with Something Marvelous in Chicago, IL. April 2019.
Interview with Pixel Strike Creative
I was delighted to chat about playwriting with Pixel Strike Creative, my dear friend (and certified creative goddess) Juliette Oliva’s company.
A Science Thing Selected for the 2019 Majestic Eight 10-Minute Play Festival
A Short in the Wire
I was invited by Playwrights West to be a guest writer for year 7 of their ongoing Teen West Project. This year’s show, A Short in the Wire, is an immersive theatre piece that features 11 short site-specific plays set throughout Wilson High School in Portland, OR. My play, Tri-Fold, was one of the 11. (February 2019)
World Premiere of The Delays at Theatre Vertigo in Portland, OR
The world premiere production of The Delays, directed by Tamara Carroll at Theatre Vertigo in Portland, OR. (January 2019)
Photo Credit: Sleeper Studios
Press for The Delays:
The Willamette Week Fertile Ground’s Highlights
“Accuardi’s play is both new and a masterpiece… It takes regret and satisfaction, pain and joy, and fuses them together to create a tapestry of spectacularly honest stories and characterizations.” – Bennett Campbell Ferguson
“It’s a moving, well-crafted play that shows how easy it is to get trapped… I enjoyed THE DELAYS immensely. Accuardi’s writing is sharp, and I love her decision to reveal the characters’ lives in reverse. Somehow, knowing the end makes the journey even more poignant.” – Krista Garver
The Willamette Week Productions We’re Most Excited About Through March 2019
Broadway World 10 Things to See at Fertile Ground 2019
Staged Reading of BREAK at Artists Repertory Theatre
BREAK was presented as a staged reading at Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR) as part of LineStorm Playwrights’ bi-monthly reading series. Directed by Matt Pavik. July 2018.
Staged Reading of < 3 at Theatre Vertigo
Theatre Vertigo in Portland, OR staged a reading of < 3 in June 2018 as part of their Season 20 Reading Series. Directed by Emilie Landmann.
Staged Reading of The Storyteller at Artists Repertory Theatre
The Storyteller was presented as a staged reading at Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR) as part of their Lunchtime Reading Series for the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work. January 2018.
Cold Call at FronteraFest!
Cold Call was featured at FronteraFest Short Fringe 2018 at Hyde Park Theatre in Austin, TX.
Portland in Play: Decades at Artists Repertory Theatre
Rough Edge was featured in LineStorm Playwrights’ Portland in Play: Decades at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR. October 2017.
Nicole Accuardi in Rough Edge
Portrait of the Widow Kinski at The Blank Theatre
Portrait of the Widow Kinski was selected for The Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series in Los Angeles, CA. May 2017
Joanna Miles, Jon Prescott, Frank Collison, and Tinks Lovelace
Directed by Samantha Shada
Theatre Vertigo’s 2018-19 Featured Playwright
I have been commissioned to write a new play for Theatre Vertigo’s 2018-2019 season.
Love Scenes in Theatre Vertigo’s reading series
Theatre Vertigo (Portland, OR) produced a reading of Love Scenes January 2017.
LineStorm Playwrights presents Short and Sweet at Hipbone Studios
Off Duty was featured in LineStorm Playwrights’ evening of 10-minute plays for the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works in Portland, OR January 2017.
Lawrence Suilagi in Off Duty
LineStorm Playwrights presents Portland in Play at Artists Repertory Theatre
A Science Thing is featured in Portland in Play, LineStorm Playwrights‘ flagship production at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR October 2016.
No Man’s Land
Co-writer for Brenan Dwyer’s four-part serialized play about an all-girls Catholic high school. Action/Adventure Theatre in Portland, OR March 2016.
Portrait of the Widow Kinski at The Reading Parlor
Portrait of the Widow Kinski was chosen for a reading at The Reading Parlor in Portland, OR in January 2016.
Clara Hillier, Tom Mounsey, Patricia A. Hunter and Dave Bodin reading Portrait of the Widow Kinski
Collaborator/script curator for Script Tease at the Brody Theater, which enjoyed its third successful run in January 2016.
< 3 at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
That Water Moment at JAW Playwrights Festival
A 10-minute play commissioned by Portland Center Stage for the 2012 JAW Playwrights Festival kick-off event.
Kerry Ryan and Isaac Lamb in That Water Moment
“Most touching was Sara Jean Accuardi’s “That Water Moment,” which hinged on the balance of frustration and faith in the lives of young parents (played by Kerry Ryan and Isaac Lamb) struggling with the care of a developmentally disabled child.” – Marty Hughley, The Oregonian
Portrait of the Widow Kinski at JAW Playwrights Festival