Sachs wrote the teleplay for SWEET NOTHING IN MY EAR for Hallmark Hall of Fame for CBS, based on his award winning play. The TV movie stars Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin and Golden Globe winner Jeff Daniels, directed by Emmy winner Joseph Sargent. It aired on April 20, 2008, on CBS.
His award-winning plays CENTRAL AVENUE and SWEET NOTHING IN MY EAR were both PEN USA Literary Award finalists. SWEET NOTHING has been published by Dramatic Publishing and has been produced in regional theaters around the United States.
2007 also marked the acclaimed world premiere in Los Angeles of Sachs’ new re-imagined adaptation of MISS JULIE set in Mississippi during the 1964 Freedom Summer civil rights era. The play drew rave reviews and was named “Critics’ Choice” in the Los Angeles Times. It has been honored with Best Adaptation Award nominations from both the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and the L.A. Weekly.
Sachs’ stage adaptation of GILGAMESH had its world premiere at the Theatre@Boston Court in Pasadena in 2007.
His 2006 play OPEN WINDOW, commissioned by Deaf West Theatre Company (Broadway's Tony-winning BIG RIVER), had its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse directed by Academy Award-winner Eric Simonson, winning the California Governor’s Media Access Award for Theatre Excellence.
His play about the L.A. jazz scene in the 1940’s, CENTRAL AVENUE, was a huge hit in Los Angeles (“Critics’ Choice” in the LA Times) in 2001. It ran for eight sold-out months.For his work as director and playwright, Sachs has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, American Theatre Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Back Stage, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, L.A. Stage Magazine, the London Times, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio.