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NEWS

Spring 2024 Updates

Sare's drag persona Gustav will be kicking off the Aurora Public Library's Pride Month

celebrations with a Drag King Story Hour on Sat June 1 at 10am,

in partnership with PFLAG York Regin! Check out Sare's interview in the

Hamilton Spectator. Photo of Gustav by Henry Chan.

                                                                                               Sare has a small role in M. Night Shyamalan's new film TRAP, hitting theatres August 9!

                                                                                               Check out the trailer

 

 

Winter 2024 Updates

Sare's been busy (and finally doing an update!)

At the end of 2023, Sare became a member artist of Workman Arts: "a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation". Through this membership, Sare will have access to training opportunities, space to work and create, and more. 

                                                                                                 

 

 

                                                                                                 In Dec 2023, Sare directed the fifth sold-out run of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the 

                                                                                                 historic Campbell House Museum. Met with praise from the press and public alike,                                                                                                         it was a joy to return to this landmark venue with this unique adaptation. Photo by                                                                                                         Laura Dittmann.

                                                                                                This past fall, Sare was cast in a small role in an upcoming horror feature film. More                                                                                                        details to come! 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 2023                                                                                                                                                                                       

In the summer of 2023, Sare and circus artist Tamara Salpeter were finally able to use their grant from                                                                          the Canada Council for the Arts to hold the second workshop phase of their theatre/circus piece                                                                                AMERICAN TRADITIONAL, exploring the life of tattoo artist and circus performer Maud                                                                                                Wagner. Joined by fellow theatre/circus artists Zita Nyarady and Emily Hughes, they put Sare and                                                                                Tamara's original script on its feet and re-worked the text while incorporating circus and physical                                                                                elements. Keep up to date with this project as it progresses on Instagram. Photos by Laura Dittmann. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMERICAN TRADITIONAL, 2023

                                                                                                              

                                                           

Spring 2023 Updates

Sare recently participated in VideoCabaret's Black Box Sessions: a workshop series

where artists experimented with scripts by Deanne Taylor and Michael

Hollingsworth in the company's signature black box style. 

Sare made their drag debut at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's QueerCab 2 in

April! Their drag persona is Gustav, and you can follow his exploits on Instagram 

Photo of Gustav by Henry Chan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     GUSTAV, 2023

Winter 2023 Updates

It's been a busy few months!                                                                                         

                                                                                                 A CHRISTMAS CAROL  returned in full to the Campbell House Museum in Dec 2022,

                                                                                                 once again selling out the entire run with Sare at the helm as director. Photo by Laura

                                                                                                 Dittmann. 

                                         

                                                                                                 Sare took part in Talk is Free Theatre's Digital Theatre Creation workshop, part of their                                                                                                   Theatre Artist Training Program.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                 SLIP, the upcoming series Sare has a small part in, will be airing on Roku starting April   A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 2022                                                                21! Created, directed by, and starring  Zoe Lister-Jones and produced by Dakota                                                                                                           Johnson, the series had its premiere in March 2023 at SXSW. Watch the trailer now!

Summer 2022 Work

Sare will be assistant directing the Guild Festival Theatre's production of

CHEKHOV'S SHORTS  running August 18-28. Check out the GFT website

for more details and to get your tickets.

Season 2 of SLO PITCH is now available to watch on OutTV! Catch

Sare in episode 8 as a member of the Capybara Buddies slow pitch

team (falling on the field while holding a plate of cookies...typical.)

Trailers for Web Series

The trailers for two web series Sare acted in have dropped!

YOU'RE NEVER ALONE and Season 2 of SLO PITCH.                          CHEKHOV'S SHORTS, 2022

Staged Reading of  A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Sare ended 2021 by directing a staged reading of The Three Ships Collective's immersive, site-specific production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, set in Toronto's historic Campbell House Museum. While the run was cut short due to the Omicron variant, audiences and artists enjoyed two performances of this yuletide ghost story in Campbell House's ballroom, accompanied by live music and a roaring fire. Fingers crossed that the production can return in some form for the holiday season in 2022. 

Back On Camera

In the summer of 2021, Sare booked a couple of on-camera roles: a member of a rival softball team

on season 2 of SLO PITCH, and a PSA for Smart Serve. Season 2 of SLO PITCH will air in 2022.

Canada Council Grant for AMERICAN TRADITIONAL


Sare and circus artist Tamara Salpeter have received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to further develop their original theatre/circus hybrid work AMERICAN TRADITIONAL, which explores the life of Maud Wagnera circus performer who became the first known woman tattoo artist in the US in the early 1900s. Sarah and Tamara began creating this work in 2018, with the help of an Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant (recommended by Volcano Theatre). Stay up-to-date with this project on Instagram

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Working From Home During Covid-19 Lockdowns

Sare has been able to use their skills as a performer to work as a standardized patient and client, helping post-secondary students and up-and-coming professionals in various fields work on their communication and interpersonal skills.

Maud Wagner, 1907

Anti-Racism Work

As a white person, Sare recognizes that they are complicit in and benefit from systemic racism and white supremacy. Over the last year, they have been taking part in anti-racism and anti-oppression courses and engaging in independent research to further their knowledge of systemic racism, particularly in the arts industry. For fellow theatre artists, Sare highly recommends taking part in Nicole Brewer's Anti-Racist Theatre course

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