actress. singer. writer.
"Rudinoff's stage presence is thermonuclear (in a darling kind of way) and the golden gospel gravel of her sometimes soprano can ride a jazzy tune like a Harley on the bad road to heaven." Adrian Ryan, The Stranger
"Sarah Rudinoff takes the show to don't-miss territory. There's a subtle difference between a good actor and a monologist, a willingness to accept the audience's full attention on your story and repay that interest." Michael van Baker, The Seattlest
"In case you haven't already, you should now officially put Sarah Rudinoff at the top of your Reasons to See Live Theater list. She gives a performance so entertaining you know everyone else will get a kick out of it, but so filled with singular pleasures you'll swear you're the only one who really knows what makes it work." Steve Wiecking, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Named alongside legendary blues singer Ernestine Anderson as one of the two Seattle female vocalists with "pipes to die for" by Seattle Magazine's Music Portfolio; and a recipient of The Stranger Genius Award in Theatre, Sarah Rudinoff has been singing and making theatrical mayhem in Seattle for nearly 20 years.
Best known for her roles as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch in the first production outside of the original NY production and tour, Minka Lupino in Murderers (Seattle Rep), Ruth in Wonderful Town, Hilde in On the Town, step-sister Grace in Cinderella (5th Ave Theatre), Pere Ubu in Ubu (Empty Space) and Daphne in Torso (Printer's Devil). Her solo shows include Broad, Go There and The Last State and have played locally at On the Boards, Re-bar and Bumbershoot and toured PICA's TBA Festival (Portland), HBO Workspace (LA), The Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), and Adelaide Festival (Australia). Sarah has also acted in films with local filmmakers Dayna Hanson, Wes Hurley and Lynn Shelton.
Sarah has sung and performed cabaret at venues all over Seattle, including; The Triple Door, Theatre Off Jackson, Showbox, Town Hall Seattle, Sunset Tavern, Vito's and Re-bar. Sarah has sung at Les Deux Café in LA, Joe's Pub in NYC, and opened for Kiki and Herb in Seattle. She has also sung the National Anthem in front of 70,000 people for the Seattle Seahawks a number of times.
With her band We Are Golden, Rudinoff co-writes and plays original music with her musical partner Gretta Harley. Together with Elizabeth Kenny they collaborated as a writers, producers and performers in a new play about women rock musicians during Seattle grunge explosion entitled These Streets. Stories about These Streets appeared in national magazines such "Believer" and Alaska Airlines Magazine and NPR's All Things Consider did a feature story on the making of the show. These Streets had its premiere and a sold out run in 2013 at ACT Theatre in Seattle.
Sarah recently toured Holland performing at the Noorderzon Festival with Dayna Hanson's new dance/theatre work The Clay Dukewhich will had its US premiere at On the Boards in the 2013/2014 season.
This season Sarah's work will be featured in collaboration with composer Chris Jeffries as part of Genius / 21 Century / Seattle at The Frye Museum, she will perform as Smitty in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the 5th Avenue Theatreand her upcoming new solo work NowNowNow will premiere at On the Boards in March 2016.
Sarah was included in the book and PBS Special, Seattle 100-Portrait of a City chronicling Seattleites who drive culture in the city and is the recipient of a Seattle Arts and Cultural Affairs CityArtist Grant.