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Thursday, June 13, 2024

20 questions with Sarah Rodgers

Meet director, actor and theatre maker, Sarah Rodgers

Meet director, actor and theatre maker, Sarah Rodgers.

Meet Sarah Rodgers

Sarah is an actor and a director based in Vancouver.  She is a graduate of UBC – BFA (Acting) and MFA (Directing).  She is a read headed Aquarius.  She has an adopted daughter from Vietnam – her proudest project. Sarah has had the thrill of seeing the world when touring The Number 14 for Axis Theatre and enjoys directing across the country even up north in Whitehorse.

Sarah is a busy freelance artist in Vancouver and loves the variety of theatre she is blessed to direct from large scale musicals for Theatre Under the Stars (Hairspray, West Side Story, Cinderella) to small intimate work for Solo Collective and Pacific Theatre (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe). Sarah loves working with emerging artists and enjoys directing at Studio 58 and UBC and CCPA and Capilano College University.

Recently Sarah has returned to acting in Les Belles Seours for The Gateway Theatre directed by Diane Brown and appeared in an episode of Riverdale.  She can be seen in the upcoming film Fall Back Down. Sarah is very proud to be part of the supportive and thriving theatre community in Vancouver. Often her cup runneth over and she pinches herself daily.

20 Questions with Sarah Rodgers

1. Your first job.

Paper route grade 7 – the largest Paper Route with 72 houses. Only paper girl on the team. Close second: Seymour Golf and Country Club. Take out window and morning waitress.

2. The job you always wanted as a child?

I wish I had invented the Pet Rock.

3. Your pet peeve.

People who say anyways instead of anyway. (My father was an Oral Language Professor).

4. Your heroine.

Katherine Hepburn.

5. Your biggest indulgence.


6. One thing no one knows about you.

I think the community knows all my secrets!

7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

e.e. Cummings complete works, Colin Heath (he could climb trees and pick bananas and he’s funny), bourbon.

8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.


9. If they made a movie about your life, who would it star?

Debra Messing or a young Diane Keaton.

10. Hero or villain?

Heroine on the rails.

11. Your life’s motto/mantra.

Half full.

12. Your favourite playwright?

I am a Tennessee Williams girl.

13. The last book you read.

“The 39 Steps” by John Buchan.

14. If you were a cartoon character what cartoon character would you be?

Tigger because of its abundant energy and naivety.

15. What will it say on your grave marker?

‘This is on me.’ (Yes, I stole that from Dorothy Parker.)

16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?

Woody Allen … I am a huge fan of his work and if the conversation is dull he can always play his clarinet.

17. Your idea of happiness.

A rehearsal room.

18. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty-year-old self?

Savour every joyous moment with your parents (I am an orphan now).

19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

Adopting my beautiful Vietnamese daughter Poppy.

20. To be or not to be?

To be to be to be blessed.

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