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Sarah is talented as hell. She acts, writes, directs, improvs, and improves (through some kind of indiscernable magic) any environment or role she’s thrust into (hire her!) You might recognize her from the ever-popular Rapp Battlez stage, where she regularly dominates through various hilarious manifestations like Powder, Guy Fieri, and Wilson (from Home Improvement. This summer she opened for TJ and Dave in Detroit, is headlining in Albuquerque and taking part in the All Jane and No Dick festival in Portland – always spreading the Vancouver love. Check her out tonight at The Dugout and Saturday’s Rapp Battlez where she’ll perform as Rudy (from the popular 1993 football movie). You won’t be sorry.
What’s on your nightstand right now? Are you enjoying it?
Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham, second read. It’s a favourite/doozy. Maugham does orphan-hood better than Dickens, but that might be a terrible selling point.
Is this the genre you usually prefer?
I gravitate towards the personal essay or first-person narrative fiction: strange environments, human dilemmas, coming of age in an unfamiliar place, etc. Maybe I’m a bit of a voyeur. I relate to the hunger to go somewhere else to find what you might be, and it’s one of the few styles that manages to have me in on a discovery about myself during the read. The non-fiction I read has similar qualities, not surprisingly.