Sally Seitz

Dramatic Writer
Class of 2024


Sally Seitz is a writer-director for the screen and stage. She is originally from Nashville, Tennessee, though she spent seven years calling Austin, Texas home. Often, her scripts use humor and heartbreak to depict modern southern women and have been described as “if Flannery O’Connor was on a dating app.” 

Her rom com screenplay, Too Many Fish in the Sea was the first place winner of CMU’s 2023 Alfred P. Sloan Script Competition and a quarter-finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break. Her one-act play, The Monument Maker, was selected by The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as a John Cauble Regional finalist. Her plays and monologues have been produced, commissioned or workshopped by Project Y Theatre’s Women in Theatre (WIT) Festival, New Manifest Theatre Company, ScriptWorks, KCACTF, and The Ensworth School as a culmination of her work as a visiting teaching artist. Her short play Please Do Not Touch the Art (playwright & director) and her one-woman show Soldier of the Cross (playwright & director) were selected for Hyde Park Theatre and FronteraFest’s ‘Best of Fest’ showcases in 2020 and 2019. For six years and counting, Sally has been a part of the Austin Film Festival team, working as the Young Filmmakers Program Director, Grants and Copywriter, and as the script writer for AFF’s On Story TV/radio show and podcast. During her time at CMU, Sally directed the short plays Jazz Band by Christine Swenson and Bu-Ble-Gum, Bu-Ble-Gum by Kandace James. Last fall, Sally co-developed and instructed “Harvesting Personal Narratives: A  Dramatic Writing Workshop” with cohort member Robin Goldberg. Later this spring, Sally will script supervise on set of her dark-comedy short-film Just Out of Reach directed by CMU MFA candidate Tatiana Baccari, and present the thesis reading of her stage play Six Inches Above the Knee. 

Work Samples

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