- Blessed Assurance – Play produced by New Stage Theater in Jackson, Jan. 29-Feb. 9, 2003
- Catfish Moon (1994)
- Fallen Angels (1992)
- Roses for Roy Lee (1988)
- Last Will and Testament (1985)
- Baby Cakes (1985)
- Table Scraps From the Promised Land
Laddy Sartin was born in Mississippi and currently is a resident of Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he lives with his wife Anna. They have two daughters, Marianna and Kathrynn. Sartin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
Sartin is a playwright, actor, artist, and stage technician who has worked in theatre for over twenty years. In 1991-92 he was the recipient of the North Carolina Arts Councils Playwriting Fellowship, which is the state’s most prestigious individual artist award and which included an honorarium of eight thousand dollars. His play Blessed Assurance was selected for the Eudora Welty New Play Series at New Stage Theatre in Jackson, Mississippi, and was performed there in March 1995 and in 2003. In the fall of 1992 Blessed Assurance was produced by Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, and was their entry in the American College Theatre Festival. The University of Southern Mississippi also produced the play in September, 1993, as West Georgia College did in February 1994. It was also produced at the Arts Station in Atlanta, March 1995.
Baby Cakes and Last Will and Testament (one-act plays by Sartin), were produced in the mid-1980s in Tallahassee, Florida. The first of his full-length plays to be produced, Roses for Roy Lee, was included in the 1990-91 season of Charlottes Innovative Theatre.
When Catfish Moon was originally presented by the Charlotte Repertory Theatre in 1994 during the Charlotte Festival/New Plays in America Series, the play received the Virginia Duvall Mann Award. Amateur productions have been performed at Catawba College and the University of Southern Mississippi. Both of those productions were entered in the American College Theatre Festival and were selected for the regional finals, and one was chosen for the national finals at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
To date, Sartin has written eleven plays.
- Synopses of Blessed Assurance
- Review of the West Coast Premiere of Catfish Moon at the Theatre District. LA Times, 1996.
- ABET Looks at the Civil Rights effort in “Blessed Assurance.” Florida-Times Union, 2003.
- Anna Sartin’s bio page at Winthrop University