From an early age, Seattle-native Sarah Karnes wanted to perform. Her parents suffered through/delighted in many childhood concerts (from Carman to Disney), magic shows, and what she and her friends called “Cinderella Plays,” but it wasn’t until high school that she became interested in acting as a career. In college, Sarah pursued theatre performance and a degree in English at Northwest University, graduating in 2006. She fell in love with the stage from her first college lead, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. Film, however, will always be Sarah’s first love, and she considers herself an amateur cinephile with an incredibly nerdy log of over 1000 films viewed. Somewhere above and between film and theatre, Sarah also has an innate and deep love for singing, often performing in musical theatre productions and choirs when she can. Whether on the boards, with an orchestra, or in front of the camera, Sarah aims, above all, to share the power, truth, and beauty found in the thing we call “story.”
Sarah continues to pursue her career full time in the Seattle theatre and film community with credits including Secondstory Rep, Seattle Musical Theatre, Renton Civic Theatre, Leavenworth Summer Theater, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Lyric Light Opera, Driftwood Players, and Sojourner Films, Ltd.
What Others Say About Sarah
“…a great talent.”
“Great stage presence and a fun transformation between the two very different roles.”
(The Drowsy Chaperone and The Sound of Music, Leavenworth Summer Theater, 2015)
“[Her] voice is explosive and beautiful…”