“Voice of a generation… Pramkicker is the most important play of the last decade” – Deborah Frances-White, The Guilty Feminist
Sadie Hasler is a multi award-winning playwright, actor, and columnist. She has worked widely in Theatre, TV & Radio, and on the international comedy circuit. Her plays Pramkicker, Fran & Leni and Stiletto Beach are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. They have been produced in Washington DC, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne, Oslo, Rome, Milan, Asti, London, Edinburgh, & around the UK. Misfits is published by Salamander Street.
“Funny… Verbally brutal… A blistering script” – Washington Post • “A real gem” – Observer • “Thoughtful writing that never forgets to be funny” – Guardian • “Terrific” – Scotsman • “Desperately funny” – The Stage • “Mighty, Joyful, Uplifting” – Sydney Arts Guide
Sadie is currently under commission to adapt a Sunday Times Bestseller for the West End. Plays lined up next: Quantock, exploring class, social housing, and a nation’s dream of Home – and Cave Woman, a dark tumble through one woman’s quest to claw her way back to Before the Bullshit.
Her work is unafraid to ‘go there’, wherever there may be. It is funny, rageful, loving, vulnerable, unflinchingly raw and recognisable. Real life often gets folded into her characters and narratives; as a writer and performer she believes that truth sparks the special moments when connecting with an audience.
PROSE & JOURNALISM
Sadie is editing her first book Beautiful Things, a darkly humorous memoir of losing her father to suicide and the unrelenting shapeshifting heartfuck of grief. She recently wrote an essay for the book Last Christmas alongside Meryl Streep, Stephen Fry, & many others, edited by Emma Thompson and Greg Wise and published by Quercus. She is contributing an essay to the anthology Common Gossip. She has written for The Lancet and Standard Issue Magazine, and for six years wrote a weekly column for Echo Essex, winning numerous Columnist of the Year awards.
“An amazing piece. Beautiful.” – Greg Wise • “Beautiful & moving” – Katy Follain, Quercus • “Lovely” – Matt Haig • “It’s an honour to print this” – Editor, The Lancet
Sadie is co Founder/Artistic Director of theatre company Old Trunk, is on the board of the Working Class Writers Festival, is co founder of Concrete Culture, and is a founding member of the grassroots intersectional feminist group All Rise Collective. She has been featured in exhibitions: THINGS, SALT, This Is What An Essex Girl Looks Like, and Essexism.
AWARDS & ASSOCIATESHIPS
Resident Playwright – Metal Culture 2021/22
Associate Artist – Queen’s Theatre 2020/21
Top 10 London Theatre Show Award – Misfits, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch – LondonTheatre1 2020
ONCOMM Award 2020 for Misfits
Mercury Creatives Artist – Mercury Theatre 2020/21 (supported by European Regional Development Fund)
Society of Authors Award 2020
Society of London Theatres Award 2020
Best Revival win, Best Comedy Play nomination, & 2 Best Actor nominations in the Greater Manchester Fringe Awards. For Pramkicker – Postcard Productions 2019
Best of Theatre 2018 – Washington Post. Pramkicker – Taffety Punk production
Peggy Ramsay Foundation Award 2018
Best Actor nomination in Manchester Fringe Awards 2017
Best Drama & 2 Best Actor Award nominations in GM Fringe Awards 2017. Fran & Leni – 2017
Resident Artist at Metal Culture 2016
Columnist of the Year win – EDF Media Awards 2014
Columnist of the Year win – Society of Editors’ Awards 2013
Columnist of the Year nomination – EDF Media Awards 2013
Supported by Arts Council England & Clothworkers’ Foundation – various years