Play Readings for the Women's Work Festival

I'll be reading from my latest as-yet-unproduced play, White or Red, at this free event for the ever-mighty Women's Work Festival. 

3-5 pm, Tuesday, March 5.

Science Bldg Seminar Room 4087

Four Women Playwrights!
Presented by Playwrights Guild of Canada and MUN Dept of Gender Studies.

Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Dyer, featuring readings by Sara Tilley, Shannon Bramer, Taylor Graham and Kristin Shepherd.

To celebrate International Women's Week, four of Canada's brightest playwrights will read from their work followed by a short Q&A session.

Full festival schedule:

Performance Art At The Rooms

Sara Tilley performs a burial ritual in downtown St. John’s. Photo by Ritchie Perez.

Sara Tilley performs a burial ritual in downtown St. John’s. Photo by Ritchie Perez.

I will be performing an improvised clown piece featuring a large amount of toilet paper at The Rooms Art Gallery on February 22nd, 8 pm. This performance is part of a series in conjunction with the Colette Urban retrospective on show in the gallery now, and is free with admission to the gallery. For more info on the series, check out the official listing on The Rooms website.


Well past the point when I should have posted, here’s some lovely documentation of the installation and performance project that WYRDOS made for WRECK CITY 2018 in Calgary, this past summer.

WYRDOS is Sarah Smalik, Sara Tilley and Jamie Tognazzini. During the 2 month residency, we worked in a defunct radio station recording studio, inspired by an old newspaper clipping on Charlie Chaplin’s films that we found onsite. The result was MODYRN TIMEZ, an interactive installation and performance which sees the species Charlie Chaplinus ‘happy in his comfortable cell.’ Photos by Mike Tan. The Wreck City documentary by Polina Teif includes an excerpt on WRDOS featured below. We are the third artist/collective in the film.

Fruithead video is now on Youtube!


a clown play for adults

created and performed by Sara Tilley with Mark White

Premiere production by She Said Yes! theatre company, July 2013, LSPU Hall, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Production Team:

Set, Costume and Prop Design - Sarah Smalik and Sara Tilley

Lighting Design - Renate Pohl

Sound Design - Ben Jackson

Animation Design - Jason Sellars

Puppet Design - Sara Tilley

Stage Manager - Mark White

Lighting Operator - Phil Winters

Sound/Projection Operator - Ben Jackson

Stage Crew - Mitch McGee Herritt

Production Manager - Sara Tilley