Sara Tilley

Sara
Tilley

Sara Tilley is a writer, theatre artist, and clown, who lives and works in her home town of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her artistic work bridges writing, theatre, and Pochinko Clown Through Mask technique, with each discipline informing and inspiring the others. Her novel, Duke, found its inspiration through mask work.

After graduating with a BFA in Acting from York University, Sara founded a feminist theatre company, She Said Yes!, and received the Rhonda Payne Theatre Award, which acknowledges the contribution of a woman working in theatre. Skin Room, her first novel, won both the Newfoundland and Labrador Percy Janes First Novel Award and the inaugural Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers. Sara won the Lawrence Jackson Writer’s Award from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council in 2011.

Sara Tilley is a writer, theatre artist, and clown, who lives and works in her home town of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her artistic work bridges writing, theatre, and Pochinko Clown Through Mask technique, with each discipline informing and inspiring the others. Her novel, Duke, found its inspiration through mask work.

After graduating with a BFA in Acting from York University, Sara founded a feminist theatre company, She Said Yes!, and received the Rhonda Payne Theatre Award, which acknowledges the contribution of a woman working in theatre. Skin Room, her first novel, won both the Newfoundland and Labrador Percy Janes First Novel Award and the inaugural Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers. Sara won the Lawrence Jackson Writer’s Award from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council in 2011.

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