Sally Seitz is writer, director, and storyteller originally from Nashville, Tennessee though she just spent the last six years calling Austin,Texas home. As a playwright, she is driven by the paradox of place, seeking to explore the complexity of emotions we have for the communities that shape us. Sally’s plays walk the line of comedy and tragedy and reveal her fascination with myth, magic, fable, folklore, and faith. Her plays and monologues have been produced by Project Y Theatre’s Women in Theatre (WIT) Festival, New Manifest Theatre Company, and at Ensworth High School as a culmination of her work as a visiting teaching artist. Her short play, Please Do Not Touch the Art was an official Scriptworks commission for the 2020 FronteraFest Fringe festival. Both Please Do Not Touch the Art (playwright and director) and Sally’s one-woman show, Soldier of the Cross (playwright and director) were selected for Hyde Park Theatre and Scriptworks’ 2020 and 2019 FronteraFest’s ‘Best of Fest’ showcases. Sally holds a BA in Theatre and American Literature from Middlebury College, and she is currently pursuing her MFA in Dramatic Writing (playwriting & Screenwriting) at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.
Most recently, Seitz directed fellow Dramatic Writing cohort member Kandace James's short play, Bub-ble-Gum, Bub-ble-Gum as part of CMU’s Playground XX - an annual festival of independent student work.