“A 7th generation Nova Scotian, (on my mother’s side), I come from a Maritime (Mummer) tradition of song stories. This was the foundation I used to create to create my one-woman show, Stripes: The Mystery Circus. In the Maritime tradition, I set my poetry to music in collaboration with Marguerite Witvoet, creating a songscape to compliment the plot.”
Graduating from Acadia University and the Dome Theatre School in Montreal, Sarah has worked as a professional actor in Vancouver for 25 years.Sarah created Stripes: The Mystery Circus, from her own life experience. This one-woman show expands the boundaries between physical theatre, cabaret and traditional theatre. With original songs, Stripes gets to the heart of the matter, inspiring and touching audiences in a playful and passionate manner.Sarah’s TV credits include Smallville, The L Word, Fringe, Eurika, and Robson Arms. Sarah has been seen in many films including Miracle and Hellraiser VI. (She has the dubious distinction of having an action figure made of her character Stitches, from Hellraiser VI.)
Sarah’s stage experiences include: Salt Water Moon, Nanaimo Festival; Haunted House Hamlet, Tahamanous; Blithe Spirit, Van Playhouse, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Montreal and Foolhouse Live Cabarets, Montreal.
Experienced as a director, Sarah directed and edited 7 original political cabarets for the Foolhouse Theatre Company in Montreal.
An imaginative and versatile performer, Sarah’s also a member of the creative team for The Cassandra Project: a 15-member theatre and social research collective, which performed at the Myth and Voice Festival in the South of France.
Read more about Sarah’s acting credits.
Sarah Hayward’s acting demo reel can be viewed online at: sarahhayward.astralstream.com
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