Sarah Hime is an actor from Mississauga, Ontario. She is a graduate of Sheridan College and University of Toronto. You can see Sarah performing on stage, on television, in commercials, and in short films. Sarah’s credits include playing Franziska Meiser in Terror by Crane Creations Theatre Company and appearing in Season 2 of Bell Fibe TV series, Pink Is In.
Sarah Hime has a diploma in Acting from Sheridan College. She has an Honours Bachelor of Arts Specializing in Theatre and Drama Studies from the University of Toronto.
Some of Sarah’s recent theatre credits include Franziska Meiser in Terror by Crane Creations Theatre Company. She has also performed as Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet produced by Crane Creations Theatre Company, Mrs. Shelley in The Secret Garden Bryant Productions, Steph in Reasons to Be Pretty by RTBP Collective, Rain in The Year and Two of Us Back Here by Broken Soil Theatre, Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest by Theatre Erindale.
Sarah is a film actor. She has appeared as Kitty Kat in Pink Is In on Bell Fibe TV, and as Jane in Death Game on Sofy.tv. Sarah is a member of ACTRA.
Sarah Hime is an Acting Teacher
In addition to her career as a professional actor, Sarah has years of experience working with youth and teens as a director, arts educator, and acting coach.
Sarah offers private coaching for students preparing for both professional and amateur auditions. She also offers one-on-one Monologue and Musical Theatre workshops, and semi-private Scene Study Intensives, to help students sharpen their skills! Sarah is a great acting coach for young aspiring actors. You can check out her coaching services here.
Who is Sarah Hime Represented By?
Sarah Hime: Summer Ensemble 2019
Sarah is a member of Crane Creations Theatre Company’s 2019 Summer Ensemble. She is one of the first Summer Ensemble members, from Crane Creations first Summer Ensemble in 2019. This was Crane Creations First Annual Summer Ensemble and Sarah’s addition to the ensemble, helped make this year a memorable experience for everyone.
What is the Summer Ensemble?
The Summer Ensemble is an 8 week training program for theatre artists. In this paid working opportunity artists learn skills required to be a professional artist in Canada, and gain valuable insights into the theatre industry in Canada and abroad. To apply, artists must be between 18 and 30 years of age.
In the 2019 workshops of Romeo and Juliet, Sarah plays the role of Friar Laurence. Sarah also participated in many activities and project with Crane Creations Theatre Company as a Summer Ensemble Member. These projects included reading plays and participating workshops of new work. Sarah was part of important and lively discussion and debates about the Canadian theatre industry. She learned about the industry of theatre and what it looks like to be a professional full time artist. She learned about theatre in Mississauga. With her fellow Summer Ensemble members she explored the arts outside of Canada as well, and conducted workshops and presentations of prominent International and Canadian artists and theatre companies.
“Working with Crane Creations has been such a great experience! This summer I’ve been able to hone my craft, challenging myself as a performer, and learn more about my industry. It is such a great feeling to be able to create in my own city of Mississauga! It is also such a refreshing change to really focus on creating an ensemble and working intensely together on a project over an extended period of time, in an industry that often is so quick moving and product focused.”Sarah Hime
How Did Sarah Fall in Love with Theatre?
Sarah was first introduced to the performing arts through dance and music. As a child, Sarah was very musical. She plays the piano, dances and sings. This led her to musical theatre, which is how she discovered that acting was her true passion.
“When I was younger, I did a musical theatre dance class. We were doing the choreography to “I Feel Pretty” from the Musical West Side Story. I was cast as Maria. I fell in love with acting and performing. From there I took acting classes. I went to an arts high school. Then I went to university for theatre.”Sarah Hime
Sarah’s love for dance, has stayed with her, “I still find as an actor, I love movement. Movement is a great way of expressing yourself.”
What is an actor?
An actor or actress is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs in the theatre, film, radio, television, or digital media.
What does an actor do?
An actor doesn’t just memorize lines and look pretty. An actor has a fun but important role in creating a story. They are responsible for interpreting and embodying the character in a play, television series, or film. To do this well many actors rehearse and train their bodies and voices regularly. They study their script and consult with the director and scene partners about their interpretation of the character.
The main concern of an actor should always be understanding what a character wants or needs and then what they are is doing to achieve this action. A want or a need is also called an objective, or motivation. What an actor is doing is referred to an action or a tactic. An Actor Acts. A good actor makes many different and thoughtful choices about what the character is doing. A very good actor can make many creative choices, and is always ready to change their actions on the fly.
Actors sometimes require additional special skills. For example, an actor in a Broadway musical may also need to know how to sing and dance. An actor in a puppet show must know how to operate a puppet. Professional Improvisers need to know how to create a character and make up a story on the spot without any preparation. An actor in an action blockbuster film may also be trained in stage combat and martial arts.
How does an actor prepare for a role?
Actors prepare for their roles in many different ways. Let’s ask Sarah how she prepares for a role.
“I start with a lot of script analysis. That means going through the text and re-reading the play. Then I do what I call “Facting”. “Facting” is an exercise where you find and write out all the facts about the play and your character in a list. These facts can be what your character says about themselves, what other characters say about your character, what your character says about other characters. Then, depending on the show, my next steps are different. For example, when I was working on Romeo and Juliet, I would study the scansion. That means looking for the rhythm and meter in the text. When I played Franziska Meiser in Terror my next steps were different. I looked for emotional anchors. I created important memories, images, and experiences for the character.
On the whole, my preparation is about building the world of the character. What are my relationships? To myself, to the environment, to other characters. What are the images?”Sarah Hime
Who is Sarah Hime: An Interview with Sarah. Get to know Sarah – Fun Facts About Sarah Hime
Q: Why do you love theatre?
A: I got into theatre because I love to perform and I love being onstage. I love the camaraderie and working together. Also being onstage, it’s so fun to have the energy from the audience. Be able to make the audience laugh or cry and have an emotional reaction. It’s an amazing feeling. I love to take on characters, and live someone else’s experiences. Each time you take on a new role, it’s so different, and every show is so different.
Q: What is your star sign?
A: Aries! Aries’ are passionate and driven. One time I heard that Aries forge their own paths. Acting is a risky business. People tell you not to go into it. But I’m brave and I go for what I want. I forge my own path.
Q: What is your favourite play?
A: I have three. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee, Richard II, and Terror by Ferdinand von Schirach. Terror stuck with me when I read it two years ago and now I’m in it!
Q: Are you watching any television shows right now?
A: I just finished rewatching Big Little Lies. I think that is some of the best acting on television. The show is dominated by amazing female performers in female roles. It’s inspiring.
Q: What is your favourite thing to bake?
A: I love making sticky toffee pudding. I make it for Christmas. It is a classic British desert. My family is English.
Q: Do you have an interesting fact about yourself?
A: I’m an avid baseball fanatic. I love the Toronto Blue Jays.
Q: You live in Mississauga. What is your favourite part of Mississauga?
A: I really like the nature. There are wonderful places to hike and walk in Mississauga. I also love that as a kid, there are so many opportunities to be involved in the arts in Mississauga. As a professional, it’s harder. There is not a lot of jobs for artists in Mississauga. So it’s kind of sad that there is all this wonderful training or kids, but once you become a profession, there is a talent flight to Toronto. It was really exciting, to be working as an actor in Mississauga. I never had the opportunity to do that. It’s cool to be doing it in my hometown.
Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring actors?
A: Take classes! Train, train, train! If you have solid training, you have the tools for anything you want to do.
Where to find Sarah?
Check Sarah Hime’s website out here.
Sarah is one of our many talented and inspiring 2019 members.