Meet Our Camp Director – Sarah McVie
Sarah is an actor, teacher, writer and director. She discovered her love for drama at summer camp on the banks of the St. Lawrence River when she was 11 years old. The joyous days of imagination, improvisation and play culminated in a unique piece of theatre that delighted friends and family and ignited Sarah’s passion for the art form.
These early experiences have led to a life long devotion to the study and practice of performance, creation and collaboration. A graduate of Canterbury High School and George Brown Theatre School, Sarah began her professional career with five seasons performing at the Stratford Festival of Canada where her roles included: Cordelia in King Lear opposite Christopher Plummer, The Bawd in Pericles, Lady MacDuff in Macbeth, and Marianna in All’s Well that Ends Well. Sarah was also a member of the 2001 Stratford Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training and was the recipient with the John Hirsh Award for Most Promising Young Actor.
Sarah currently lives in Ottawa and has appeared in numerous local productions. At the Great Canadian Theatre Company, Sarah has starred in The Public Servant, The Burden of Self Awareness, Swollen Tongues, The Man from the Capitol, Zadie’s Shoes, Strawberries in January, The Children’s Republic and Circle, Mirror Transformation. Other theatre credits include Dead Metaphor (Theatre Aquarius), Collapsible (Mi Casa Theatre), Educating Rita (Arts Court), Strange Mary Strange (Summerworks), My Name is Rachel Corrie (Vision Theatre), The Bookshop and The Great Frost (NAC). Sarah spent last summer at The Caravan Farm Theatre in Armstrong B.C. acting in a new play by Kevin Kerr called The Night’s Mare that featured a talented blind horse named Endo who stole the show! Most recently Sarah performed in the Toronto premiere of The Public Servant, a play she co-created with three other women through a process of research, interview, improvisation and collaboration. The show was developed by Common Boots Theatre (formally Theatre Columbus) and co-produced by Nightwood Theatre for the sold-out Toronto run at the Canadian Stage Company’s Berkeley Street Theatre in March 2016. Sarah is also a voice-over artist, film & television actor and teaches theatre studies at Carleton University.
Sarah is thrilled to be joining the Theatre Wakefield team and looks forward to a wonderful summer of adventure and fun! Camp Counsellors and other contributors:
These will be chosen by Sarah over the next few weeks and we’ll keep you posted.