Sari Caine (Artistic Director/Co-Founder) Sari is a NYC bred actress, playwright, & chess instructor. Sari Caine’s plays have been produced at IRT, Jimmy’s No. 43, John Chatterton’s Short Play Labs/Roy Arias Theater, and The Strawberry Festival. She was a 2012 resident at Space on Ryder Farm, where she developed her long one-act, The Chess Lesson, for production with Slightly Altered States this January. She has studied playwriting with Caridad Svich, Karen Hartman, Tanya Barfield, Sonya Sobieski, Suzanne Agins, Josh Hecht, and Nancy Fales Garrett. She is also an actress and chess teacher. As a competitive chess player, she placed 10th in the country in the junior high division. She is a graduate of Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn and NYU Gallatin, where she studied under renowned activist and scholar Stephen Duncombe. She wrote her thesis on utopian and intentional communities and her trip to them, funded by stopping off at strip clubs along the way. She is an Artistic Associate with Purple Rep Theater Company. Favorite roles include: Louise (The Imaginary Invalid), Mary Warren (The Crucible), Evelyn (The Children's Hour with Kate Burton), A Change Of Address with Allison Janney and Allison Mackey, Lula Roca (Oliver Hailey’s, Hey You, LightMan!) Circle in the Square, EST, York Theater, St Clements, La Mama, Arclight, Regional includes: Schoolhouse Theater. Film includes: Mr Destiny, June Roses, The Year of the Nail. Over two dozen commercials and print ads, numerous voiceovers. She studied acting with Fred Kareman. Equity/SAG/AFTRA / NYWIFT. Named “The Best Beginner Chess Teacher in NYC” on She’s taught in every borough since she was 13, teaching for over two dozen programs, including the Montessori Schools, NY Public Libraries, & The Harlem Children Zone. She has volunteered at the Teak Foundation, Penn South for Seniors, among others. Placed 10th in the country in the junior high division.