Sara Tilley

Sara Tilley’s work bridges writing, theatre, and Pochinko Clown Through Mask technique. Trained through the BFA Acting Program at York University, Sara founded an independent feminist theatre company, She Said Yes!, in 2002, which produced many of the eleven plays she’s written, co-written or co-created in the past fifteen years. She has published two novels: Skin Room (Pedlar Press, 2008), and DUKE, (Pedlar Press, 2015), recently chosen as the winner of the 2015 BMO Winterset Award and shortlisted for the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Fiction. Skin Room is being translated into French with Quebec publisher Marchand des feuilles. Sara’s wide spectrum of work includes time spent as an actor, a writer, a designer of puppets, masks, props, and sometimes sets and costumes, a director, a puppeteer, a dramaturg and a clown teacher/performer. She is fascinated by the ways in which all of these creative practices overlap and feed each other, and has never, ever been bored.

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