Sarah Burgess, the showrunner, lead writer, and executive producer of Impeachment: American Crime Story, will speak to the Girls Club about the lively FX miniseries September 13 at 3:30 p.m. EST. The event is public, however be sure to register in advance.
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Here you will find details of the Girls Club event, a trailer and a summary of “Impeachment” as well as Burgess’ biography.
Summary: Impeachment: American Crime Story is a limited edition series that examines the national crisis that led to the first impeachment of a US president in over a century. It tells this story through the eyes of the women at the center of the action: Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford). All three have been brought into the public spotlight at a time of corrosive partisan resentment, changing sexual politics, and a changing media landscape. The series shows how in the halls of our most sacred institutions one force lifts and another eliminates.
“Impeachment” airs on FX on Tuesdays.
Organic: Sarah Burgess is a New York playwright and screenwriter. Her piece “Dry Powder” won the Laurents Hatcher Prize in 2016, was a finalist of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was nominated for an Olivier Award in London. It premiered at the Public Theater in a Thomas Kail production starring Claire Danes, John Krasinski, Hank Azaria and Sanjit De Silva. Burgess’ other plays include Kings (Public Theater World Premiere) and Camdenside (Ground Floor Selection, Berkeley Rep), and she was Writer-in-Residence with SPACE at Ryder Farm and the Cape Cod Theater Project.