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The PARC Playwright Profile for January 2019 is Sarah Jane Blenkhorn

January 01, 2019

Sarah is a Nova Scotian writer, performer, and educator. Most recently, she presented a reading through PARC of Becoming Ocean, a play about poetry, relationships and natural disasters. She is the author of the play Rabbit Moon, a storytelling show about her experiences living in Japan. She is also the co-author with Andria Hill-Lehr of The Bitterest Time: The War Story of Mona Parsons, about the only known female Canadian civilian imprisoned in Germany for her Resistance work. With Exodus Theatre, she adapted Beowulf for the stage, co-wrote Tales Rare and Grimm, and directed Fahrenheit 451. She has performed on stage, film/TV and radio and worked as an administrator, production manager, stage manager and in various roles backstage with Exodus, Ship’s Company, Two Planks and a Passion, the Atlantic Theatre Festival, and other Nova Scotian theatre companies. Sarah studied theatre at Acadia University and technical production at the National Theatre School of Canada, completed the Acting Shakespeare workshop at LAMDA in the UK, and has her MA TESOL from the University of Birmingham. She presently teaches English for Academic Purposes to international students at Dalhousie University.