Canada Council Grant for AMERICAN TRADITIONAL
Sarah 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 Wagner: a 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.
Working From Home During Covid-19
Sarah 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
As a white person, Sarah 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, Sarah highly recommends taking part in Nicole Brewer's Anti-Racist Theatre course.