A student at Columbia College Chicago with an expected graduation of spring 2016 with a B.F.A. in musical theatre, Sarah Smith is the jack-of-all-trades: dancer, biker, singer, and chef — she’ll try anything once. The DIY spirit is alive in her and taking hold of projects from modern art involving mannequins, juggling, building her own stilts, and repairs around the house, to song-writing, teaching herself a myriad instruments, and trying, but failing, to teach her cat that 6 a.m. is NOT an appropriate wake-up time.
Sarah is excited to be a part of the Living Canvas ensemble because of its unique take on the body. A long-time body positive advocate, Sarah believes strongly in the importance of teaching separation of nudity and sexuality, and the focus on the body as a vessel of beauty, and not something to be ashamed of. The Living Canvas explores movement and storytelling in a way that’s never been done before, and she hopes that the relief of bodies, maintained in a pattern of gorgeous art, will fuse the two in the audience’s minds, forever etching the possibility of beauty, strength, and play in the human body.
Sarah will be seen next in Chicago at Columbia College Chicago playing Jack’s Mother in the upcoming production of Into The Woods: directed by world renowned theater director Sheldon Patinkin.
[This is part of a series of posts introducing the cast of Living Canvas Rx, opening August 1 at the Den Theatre in Chicago. Tickets and details.]