Sarah Jae Leiber is a writer (mostly plays, screenplays, and essays), singer (mostly Carole King covers), and actor (mostly not anymore) based in Philadelphia, PA. She is funny and Jewish and on Twitter.
Sarah works in the marketing department at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and formerly served as entertainment editor at BroadwayWorld. She is also a freelance video writer for WatchMojo, a retro movie critic for Screen Mayhem, and a regular contributing satirist at The Broadway Beat. Her byline exists at Bitch Media, Bright Wall/Dark Room, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Jewish Women's Archive, The Niche, Film Daze, Screen Queens, Grow Up, The Daily Drunk, Sally Mag, Small Screen, Uncomfortable Revolution, and The Validation Project.
On top of interviewing some of her favorite entertainers (including Rachel Bloom, Norbert Leo Butz, Leslie Odom Jr., Yeardley Smith, Jane Krakowski, Kristin Chenoweth, Jaime Camil, Ariana DeBose, Stephen Root, Mike Viola, and Kenneth Branagh), Sarah writes most critically about film, TV, Judaism, and Judaism in film and TV.
She writes a pop culture newsletter called "hit me with some more lame tautology, socrates."
Muhlenberg College produced Sarah’s play, The Repair Man, in the fall of 2018; Rascal Arts produced her other play, Grand Theft Tea Leaves, at Theatre Row in the summer of 2017. Her most recent play, PLEASE LAUGH, had an official reading with the Dramatists Guild. Check her out on New Play Exchange.
Sarah is a member of the 2020 TEDxBroadway Young Professionals program and an alumna of Actors Theatre of Louisville's 48th Professional Training Company. Before that, she worked as a marketing associate for Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance and as an administrative intern at Lantern Theatre Company. She’s also been a receptionist at a casino hair salon and a doughnut lady at Krispy Kreme. She has stories.
A 2019 graduate of Muhlenberg College with a degree in theatre and history, Sarah wrote a thesis about C. Everett Koop, arts, and activism during the AIDS crisis. She also did a lot of dramaturgy there, most recently on Mr. Burns: a post-electric play (dir. Beth Schachter).
Sarah has very complicated personal relationships with an American Idol runner up and with the granddaughter of a very famous psychiatrist. She’d be happy to tell you or your publication about this, or about the time she got interviewed by a literal Nazi, for free or for money.