sarah_durkeeSince her days of performing and writing comedy for National Lampoon shows and platinum-earning songs for Meat Loaf, Sarah has had a successful career writing scripts and songs for children’s television for over 25 years.

With composer Paul Jacobs, she’s written Emmy-winning songs for Sesame Street, performed by artists as diverse as Mel Torme, Kermit the Frog, Brian McKnight and Trisha Yearwood. Her script and songwriting have been regularly featured on Between the Lions, Dora the Explorer, Arthur, Peep and the Big Wide World, Wonder Pets and others, and she won her fifth Emmy award in 2009 for her writing for Between the Lions.

Her writing for the claymation series Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures is additionally featured on Sesame Street and in the preschool music-based series Lomax: The Hound of Music. Sarah also co-authored the adult satire “The Book of Sequels” with her fellow Lampoon alumni, and is the author of the young adult novel “The Fruit Bowl Project”, a favorite of Writer’s Workshop teachers.

In addition to her lyric contributions to the musical adaptation of Kate Feiffer’s children’s book “My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life”, she is currently at work on an adaptation of the Leo Lionni classic “Frederick” and a children’s book series with an anti-bullying theme, “Captain McFinn and Friends”. She’s married to composer Paul Jacobs, with whom she’s collaborated on two grown kids.