Sarah Gubbins is a fourth generation Chicagoan. Her play FAIR USE was developed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company as part of their First Look Repertory of New Plays during the summer of 2008. FAIR USE was one of four Finalists in the Alliance Theatre of Atlanta’s National Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition and won Northwestern’s 2007 Agnes Nixon Playwriting Award. Her plays have been read at the Public Theater, the Alliance Theatre, and Bloomington Playwrights Project. She wrote the book for the musical FATTY ARBUCKLE'S SPECTACULAR MUSICAL REVUE which was produced by Second City Theatricals. Her short play VANISHING ACT was produced as part of Collaboraction’s Sketchbook 5 festival. Her short plays UNDEROOS, MEA CULPA, and TECHNICAL FOUL have been produced by 20% Theatre Company in Chicago and her short play OUT OF ORDER was produced at the Estrogen Fest & Rhino Fest in Chicago. OUT OF ORDER and MEA CULPA were finalists for the National Ten-Minute Play Contest's Heideman Award at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in 2007 & 2008 respectively. Sarah is the recipient of two City of Chicago CAAP Individual Artist Grants. She has taught theater and screenwriting at Columbia College, the University of Chicago Graham School, Northwestern University, and Northeastern Illinois University. She recently completed an M.F.A. in Writing for the Screen + Stage at Northwestern University. Before returning to graduate school, she was a dramaturg on numerous productions at various theaters in Chicago, New York and regionally.