In addition to having adapted the Off Broadway musical, “SHOUT!” into a script for television, Andrew has completed a pilot for t.v. tentatively titled “The White House.” Without divulging too much, “The White House” is an over-the-top, politically incorrect comedy focusing on four strong women of two generations and ethnic backgrounds living under the same roof. In the same genre as classically shot situation comedies, “The White House” would be (hopefully) video taped in front of a live, studio audience.
Mr. Sarewitz has written three dialogue driven plays (three Additional pieces are in the works).
1. A five character multi-generational family comedy/drama titled Through Chartreuse Colored Glasses. A self-isolated man faces the early onset of Alzheimers while developing an unlikely relationship with his estranged granddaughter after 15 years without communicating.
2. Five Men, Four Beds is a multi-character play focusing on the friendship between five roommates sharing a loft space in New York City. Though the action takes place within the loft, all the men work in the sexually charged world of a popular, fictional gay bar. The concept was borne from Andrew’s fascination with the sociology of straight men hired to work in their underwear serving drinks primarily to gay men. Not necessarily a “gay” play, the culture and circumstance are always present. But front and center is the family these five men have formed after years of friendship. Closed Reading in New York City on March 18, 2019. Cast: Dayne Doyle, Adam Griffith, J.W. Harvey, Vince Oddo, Ruthe Ponturo, Taylor Turner.
3. Madame Andrèe. Honorable Mention: 2018 Writers Digest Competition. Honorable Mention: New Works of Merit Contest. Winner: Madame Andrèe won the opening spot in Stage to Screen New Playwrights Competition Series, San Jose, CA. Performances at Morgan Hill Playhouse, Morgan Hill, CA: Tuesday, August 13 to Sunday, August 18, 2019. This one-character play, performed by three women simultaneously, is based on the true life events of Nancy Wake, one of the most significant heroines of the French Resistance during the Second World War. Though historical, the similarities of a woman’s struggle then versus today keep this story relevant and contemporary. At its height, Nancy Wake led thousands of men fighting for freedom and humanity all while refusing to compromise who she was as a woman. And what a woman she was.
Andrew is working on a collection of his short stories tentatively titled, Truth...and other Fiction. Primarily works of nonfiction, many of the essays are autobiographical memoirs, some gay in genre.