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Hi there! I’m Sarah, and I’m an actor currently in my third and final year of graduate school at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. 


A bit about me...I was born and raised in Chicago where I discovered my passion for the arts at an early age.  My mother - a painter and ballet dancer herself - was always taking me to museums, dance performances, and theater. We also had an extensive costume box at home through which I discovered my joy for performing. Though I was always involved in school plays and make-believe at home, it wasn’t until I saw Pam MacKinnon’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” my senior of high school that I realized I could pursue acting as a profession. I haven’t turned back since. 


I attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York where I earned a B.A. in Drama and Psychology and met some lifelong collaborators.  During my time in undergrad, I also attended the Midsummer in Oxford Program in the UK and was opened to the magic of Shakespeare. Post undergrad, I moved to New York City and spent a couple years learning the ropes of the industry.  I collaborated on new works with my friends from college, did a commercial or two, found my way into downtown theaters like La MaMa, and met some wonderful mentors. But after two years in the Big Apple, I recognized that I wanted to deepen my training and gain more self-awareness as an actor.  And thus, I was deeply grateful to be accepted to A.C.T.s MFA program. 


Since coming to grad school, a lot has changed ... in a good way.  I made leaps in my personal life, I developed a meaningful way to connect with my body, and I have recognized the importance of establishing my own artistic voice. I am well aware that it is impossible to predict where this career will take me, but I’m along for the ride.  Right now, I feel particularly passionate about new work that centralizes queer narratives, and am excited by many of the stories I’m seeing both on stage and screen.  


Thanks so much for checking out my site! Feel free to get in touch via my contact page. 


Talk soon,