At our first meeting to discuss the play, Sara shared insights and posed questions that demonstrated how thoroughly she had been studying the script. I commend her for steering me towards heightening the tension between the two characters, and for infusing more desperation and drama into their respective arcs. … I knew the story was in the hands of committed and caring theater artist[s].
I have taken workshops with Ken Chubb and John Frizzell and have a sense of how a good story editor can help you recognize both the strengths and weaknesses in your script. What Sara McIntyre brings to the table is a strong commitment to material she connects with, as well as a fundamental knowledge of the techniques of screenwriting. We had a marathon two-hour Skype session, which was ample proof of her deep devotion to the creative process. With my script (a fourth draft) she was able to zero in on the basic questions of my protagonist – What does she want? What is driving her forward? – and found those story points where these questions needed to be clearer. Her work is informed by the pure pleasure of storytelling.