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ABOUT

I'm a DMV-based theater and film actor specializing in contemporary and classical work. I love, in no particular order: the intersection of tragedy and comedy; literature; philosophy and the history of ideas; food cultures around the world; psychology and science; formal rhetoric and debate; queer storytelling; and new play development. I hold an M.F.A. from The Shakespeare Theatre Company and am a graduate of The Studio Acting Conservatory and The University of Virginia. I'm also a sometime-writer with a background in magazine journalism and have worked and written for several national publications. In my youth, I trained for ten years in classical ballet, performing professionally with The Richmond Ballet in Richmond, VA. I was a dancer at birth—to quote T. Rex, I danced myself right out the womb.

Ask me anything!

HEADSHOTS

Dramatic Sara

Dramatic Sara

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Present Sara

Present Sara

Sweet Sara

Sweet Sara

 

PRODUCTION STILLS

Small Mouth Sounds @ Thalia's Umbrella Seattle

Small Mouth Sounds @ Thalia's Umbrella Seattle

Bailegangaire @ Studio Acting Conservatory

Bailegangaire @ Studio Acting Conservatory

Crestfall @ Studio Acting Conservatory

Crestfall @ Studio Acting Conservatory

Sense and Sensibility @ Folger

Sense and Sensibility @ Folger

Yentl @ Theater J

Yentl @ Theater J

The City of Conversation @ Coachella Valley Rep

The City of Conversation @ Coachella Valley Rep

The Minotaur @ Rorschach

The Minotaur @ Rorschach

Small Mouth Sounds @ Thalia's Umbrella

Small Mouth Sounds @ Thalia's Umbrella

Julius Caesar and Pericles @ The ACA

Julius Caesar and Pericles @ The ACA

The Trojan Women @ Taffety Punk

The Trojan Women @ Taffety Punk

The Trojan Women @ Taffety Punk

The Trojan Women @ Taffety Punk

Clowning at the ACA

Clowning at the ACA

When the Rain Stops Falling @ 1st Stage

When the Rain Stops Falling @ 1st Stage

Tennis @ The Infection

Tennis @ The Infection

Yentl @ Theater J

Yentl @ Theater J

Blackberry Winter @ Forum Theatre

Blackberry Winter @ Forum Theatre

General Galavanting

General Galavanting

Mary-Kate Olsen ... @ Studio Theatre

Mary-Kate Olsen ... @ Studio Theatre

The Fool @ VCU Arts Cinema

The Fool @ VCU Arts Cinema

Bad Jews @ Studio Theatre

Bad Jews @ Studio Theatre

General Galavanting

General Galavanting

The Old Grey Devil @ Source Festival

The Old Grey Devil @ Source Festival

The Minotaur @ Rorschach Theatre

The Minotaur @ Rorschach Theatre

Mary-Kate Olsen ... @ Studio Theatre

Mary-Kate Olsen ... @ Studio Theatre

Blackberry Winter @ Forum Theatre

Blackberry Winter @ Forum Theatre

Yentl @ Theater J

Yentl @ Theater J

Bad Jews @ Studio Theatre

Bad Jews @ Studio Theatre

Mary-Kate Olsen ... @ Studio Theatre

Mary-Kate Olsen ... @ Studio Theatre

 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

ALICIA

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS

THALIA'S UMBRELLA / DANIEL WILSON

MELODY

BAD JEWS

THE STUDIO THEATRE / SERGE SEIDEN

ASHLEY OLSEN

MARY-KATE OLSEN IS IN LOVE

THE STUDIO THEATRE / HOLLY TWYFORD

FANNY / LUCY (cover performed)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

THE FOLGER THEATRE / ERIC TUCKER

HELEN / ATHENA

THE TROJAN WOMEN

TAFFETY PUNK THEATRE / KELSEY MESA

WOMAN (cover)

TENDER NAPALM

SIGNATURE THEATRE / MATTHEW GARDINER

GABRIELLE YORK

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING

1ST STAGE THEATRE / MICHAEL DOVE

SARA

THE T PARTY

FORUM THEATRE / NATSU ONODA POWER

WHITE EGRET

BLACKBERRY WINTER

FORUM THEATRE / MICHAEL DOVE

ANNA

THE CITY OF CONVERSATION

COACHELLA VALLEY REPERTORY / JOANNE GORDON

SOOZE

SUBURBIA

LIVE ARTS / CHRISTINA PRINCI

HADASS

YENTL

THEATER J / SHIRLEY SEROTSKY

Contact me for more information about my career and past experience.

 
 

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Sara Dabney Tisdale by David Noles
Sara Dabney Tisdale by David Noles
Sara Dabney Tisdale by David Noles