Sarah Cho is a Los Angeles-based writer, director, and performer. At UC Santa Barbara, she co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in a short film, Mustache Maria, that received the Audience Choice Award at Reel Loud Film Festival and premiered at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival. Later in her undergraduate career, she wrote and produced several short-play festivals with peers and theater friends. Her experience writing for the stage inspired her to attend and earn an MFA in playwriting from University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop, where she wrote Koreans Eat Dog, Life of the Experiment, Waiting for Mr. Rogers, Monopoly, Family Dinner, and Trich. She is a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship, the Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, and the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award from Kennedy Center.
After graduating from Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Cho studied improv comedy at iO West and Second City, as well as improvisational theater with Aretha Sills at Sills/Spolin Theater Works. Cho has performed at Green Gravel Comedy Festival, Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, and written sketch comedy for LA Scripted Comedy Festival. Most recently, she is the recipient of the Diversity Scholarship at the Improv Space where she will continue to explore her mad skills in sketch comedy and improv.
She has written for the Sunday Sketch Show at iO West and currently performs every Friday night with her Mainstage team Harry Connick Sr. at the Improv Space. She is a member of Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative and Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. She resides in West LA with her boyfriend and her ultimate cat friend, Butters Cho.
BA: UC Santa Barbara MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop