Sarah Alò writes comedy for humans who don’t hate women. Sarah is a creator, writer, producer, director & starring actor for MENACE, a dark comedy microseries on Instagram produced by Frutti Hat Films. See more about the project on Now This & read the Chicago Reader cover feature about MENACE from October 2017. In 2018, The Webby Awards named MENACE an Official Honoree for Best Writing. The series was featured in a variety of publications, including Glamour, Forbes, Hello Giggles, Feministing, GirlTalkHQ, The Everygirl, and LA Screenwriter. Sarah spoke on Vocalo Radio about the series; she also spoke on a panel of screenwriters hosted by the International Screenwriter’s Association in Chicago in March 2018.
Currently, Sarah writes, produces & stars in original sketch comedy shorts with her comedy partner and fellow Second City alum Ashton Swinford in their absurdist dark comedy duo, Alien Space Bats. In 2016, Sarah wrote, directed & starred in her own original comedy sketch, Love at First Catcall, which premiered to a live audience at iO Chicago. She performed with The Runaways Lab Theatre Co in an original independent production, reviewed by Newcity magazine in 2015 in Chicago. Sarah studies acting at The Artistic Home. She also completed the Improvisational Comedy program in 2015 at The Second City Chicago. Sarah performs standup comedy. Sarah also writes poetry & music in her spare time.
Currently, Sarah works on her passion projects. Sarah’s web series in development, Chronic, is a absurdist dark comedy series based on her experiences being in pain & sick as fuck all the fucking time. Her book of essays, I Wish I Had Cancer, chronicles her battle as a young woman with chronic pain & chronic illness for more than a decade. Her collection of love and relationship poetry, Stardust, is also in development.