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Andrea McGuire
Sara Tilley
BIO
Biography

Sara Tilley (she/her)is a multidisciplinary artist from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, living and working on Ktaqmkuk, the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and Mi'kmaq. Her work bridges writing, theatre, and Pochinko Clown Through Mask technique.

After graduating with a BFA in Acting from York University, Sara founded feminist theatre company She Said Yes!, which she ran as Artistic Director, 2002-2016. She received the Rhonda Payne Theatre Award in 2006, celebrating women in theatre in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sara's writing spans the genres of playwriting, prose and poetry. She has written, co-written or co-created eleven plays to date, as well as two award-winning novels--Skin Room and DUKE (Pedlar Press, 2008 and 2015).

Sara is also director, a teacher and performer of Pochinko Clown through Mask, a designer of masks, puppets, props and costumes, and a dramaturg for new plays. 

Fiction agent: Stephanie Sinclair at CookeMcDermid.

ADDRESS
City: St. John's, Province/Territory: Newfoundland and Labrador
EMAIL
GENRE
Fiction, playwriting, poetry
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
Duke
Publisher
Pedlar Press
Year
2015
Title
Skin Room
Publisher
Pedlar Press
Year
2008
AWARDS
Awards
Name
BMO Winterset Award
Publication
Duke
Year
2015
Name
NL Heritage and History Book Award for Fiction
Publication
Duke
Year
2016
Name
Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers
Publication
Skin Room
Year
2006
Name
Percy Janes First Novel Award
Publication
Skin Room
Year
2004
Name
Compton Poetry Prize
Year
2018
Name
Lawrence Jackson Writer’s Award
Year
2011
LINKS
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Presentation Genre
Fiction, playwriting
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Available for online readings, discussions and presentations about my career as a writer and multidisciplinary artist. 

Workshop details
Intended Audience
Adult writers, teen writers
Workshop Description
Workshop description

Available for online workshops and feedback sessions. 

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