Sarah Liane Foster is an actress, clown, mask performer, stilt walker, and teacher who creates, performs, and teaches clown and physical theatre in Portland, around the United States, and internationally. She is recently back from four years teaching at the Helikos International School of Theatre Creation, an ensemble movement theatre school based in Florence, Italy.
Sarah has created six original movement-based theatre shows with the Nomadic Theatre Co, including her solo clown show, The Last Show You’ll Ever See, a trombone concert about the end of the world, which has played in Portland, as well as Colorado, Rhode Island, California, the NY Clown Theatre Festival, and at 4 Canadian Fringe Festivals.
An active Clowns Without Borders volunteer since 2005, Sarah has performed and taught in Haiti, Southern Africa, and Colombia. She currently serves as the CWB-USA board secretary.
A graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and Brown University, Sarah has studied clown with Avner Eisenberg, Julie Goell, Ronlin Foreman, Moshe Cohen, Elizabeth Baron, and Giovanni Fusetti. She studied mime and movement with Tony Montanaro and Norman Taylor. She also studied movement theatre pedagogy with Giovanni Fusetti. In 2010 she was awarded the Portland Theatre Guild’s Leslie Fulton Fellowship to travel to Italy to assist at Fusetti’s school, the Helikos International School of Theatre Creation. She returned to Helikos as a member of the faculty in 2011-14.
Sarah performs and teaches movement theatre, clown, and circus to humans of all ages.