SARA MARSH is a nationally recognized film, stage, and voiceover artist based in Minneapolis, working in the Twin Cities and Los Angeles. Her film work includes Love Always, Santa (Hallmark), Sugar & Spice (New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.), Best Man Down (Magnolia Pictures), The Public Domain, and many others. Marsh has lent her voice to hundreds of television, radio, and internet commercials.
Marsh appears on stages across the Twin Cities. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Dark & Stormy Productions, a professional Actors' Equity union theater named by City Pages as Best Theater of 2016.
Most recently, Marsh originated the role of Caroline Bryant in the world premiere of benevolence by Ifa Bayeza (opposite Peter Christian Hansen), directed by Talvin Wilks at Penumbra Theatre Company, and was seen at Dark & Stormy Productions as Jenny in the area premiere of Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess, Una in Blackbird by David Harrower (opposite Luverne Seifert), and as Jessie in ‘Night, Mother by Marsha Norman (opposite Sally Wingert).
Marsh is a regular on the award-winning web series Theater People, streaming on Seeka TV, and can be seen on The Hallmark Channel every July and December in the holiday film Love Always, Santa.
NYC Web Fest AwardS:
NOMINEE: Best Supporting Actress, Theater People (Season 4), Seeka TV
Crème de la Creme Performances: Sara Marsh, Extremities, Dark & Stormy Productions
25 Best Arts Events of 2018: “Dark & Stormy’s ‘Night, Mother at the Grain Belt Warehouse. Marsha Norman’s unsettling play about a young woman’s final hours on earth was fearlessly acted by Sara Marsh and Sally Wingert on a set where some of the furnishings were suspended.”
10 Finest Theater Productions in the Twin Cities (multiple years):
8. "Extremities," Dark & Stormy Productions: Sara Marsh is the founder of this nimble company and the star of most of its shows, and for good reason. She was riveting as a would-be rape victim who turns the tables on her attacker in Mel Day's tense and taut production.
7. "Speed-the-Plow," Dark & Stormy Productions: Director Ben McGovern teamed with actors Sara Marsh, Bill McCallum, and Kris L. Nelson to make David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" a savagely arresting treat in a found space.
9. "A Behanding in Spokane," Gremlin. Director Matt Sciple's taut staging of Martin McDonagh's strange, David Lynch-esque drama got beautiful performances from Luverne Seifert, Brian Evans, Sara Marsh, and David Tufford as a one-handed bigot and hostage taker with mommy issues.
BEST THEATER, 2016: Dark & Stormy Productions
8. Extremities. Dark & Stormy brought audiences into a living room where a young woman (Sara Marsh) fought off an attacker -- and was then forced to decide whether he lived or died. Compelling acting and directing meant we also lived and died with every twist.
7. The Receptionist. Sally Wingert led a talented four-actor cast, featuring Sara Marsh, through Adam Bock's dark-as-midnight downtown office space -- that seemed to be haunted by the true nature of the the Northeast Office's work.
TWIN CITIES THEATER BLOGGERS (TCTB):
2019 TCTB Award Nominations:
Favorite Dramatic Performance by an Individual:
Sara Marsh - ‘Night, Mother (Dark & Stormy Productions)
Cherry and Spoon:
'Night, Mother, Dark & Stormy Productions (2018): “Two powerhouse performances by Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh as co-dependent mother and daughter, with a frank discussion of suicide, all done in Dark & Stormy’s almost too intimate studio space, ‘Night, Mother was a play that still haunts me.”
Fool For Love, Dark & Stormy Productions (2017): "A fitting tribute to him [recently departed playwright Sam Shepard], an intense and intimate exploration of love, family, and their devastating effects."
Matthew A. Everett:
9. Fool For Love -- Dark & Stormy Productions -- another modern classic granted new life with an intimate staging.
"Marsh has slayed her varied roles."
"Patrons at a northeast Minneapolis coffee shop gave a wide berth to the raven-haired woman who babbled to herself with a distant look in her eyes on a recent rainy morning.
Not to worry. Actor and theater impresario Sara Marsh was just rehearsing her latest role.
She plays a schizophrenic daughter in "And So It Goes," a dark comedy about the financial, emotional and psychic costs of illness on a family already chastened by crisis. Marsh was rehearsing in the name of efficiency -- she is not only co-star of the show, but also artistic director of Dark & Stormy Productions, which is opening the play this week. Her docket was full, with press interviews to promote the production, grant applications to keep her company afloat, and voice-over work to support her own career.
A 5-foot-3 dynamo who holds an interviewer with her eyes, Marsh has taken the Twin Cities by storm with the company she founded four years ago. Dark & Stormy's noteworthy productions include William Mastrosimone's "Extremities," David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," and Harold Pinter's "The Hothouse," all staged in unusual spaces where audiences are never more than a few feet from the actors.
The works have garnered strong reviews and put the company's name on the lips of tastemakers. Dark & Stormy recently became a full professional member of the Actors' Equity union, and City Pages just named it the best theater in the Twin Cities.
'Can you think of another person who has started a theater, and within five years made it into the best-of rankings while supplying Equity contracts?' asked Sally Wingert, the Guthrie stalwart who plays Marsh's mother in "And So It Goes."
'The fact that she's in those conversations is a credit to her intensity, focus, and dynamism.'" READ MORE