“Must have been forces that took me on them wild courses…”
Sara Felice Vetro is human. She’d much rather be a Barbie Stepford Wife with long blond hair and distinctive boobage and photographic memory (okay, not really; although the photographic memory and the boobage would be nice)… She is also a voyeur, a wallflower and an overall story eater and teller. An immigrant, a loner, a declassé, a gypsy, a commie, a hippy, an adventurer, a picture taker. A dabbler. A creep. She has always been obsessed with language, people and stories (film, literature and theatre). She grew up with that stuff, her father worked in theatre and film and she followed him around like a puppy most of her childhood in Budapest, Hungary. She also spent biggish chunks of her youth in the US, in Los Angeles and New York. She moved to London in 2007 for university. She taught English as a foreign language and worked in catering. She studied English literature and linguistics, later film and media then documentary filmmaking and photography, eventually doing a masters in investigative journalism. She became a trained and skilled researcher, can talk Chomsky or even Bourdieu (well, she can skillfully pretend). She has watermarked pieces of paper saying she has a brain. For a while she wanted to be a serious journalist and documentary maker. She worked gigs at fancy media companies and people congratulated her mother. But somehow “it” never “took off”. It is partly because she hates spending her life sitting in windowless rooms for 14 hours a day staring at a computer, no offence and respect to anyone who does, though… (Unless she is editing her own stuff in which case she can easily go 35 hours without eating or peeing).
Then “suddenly” her heart got smashed into smithereens, she lost everything and things started to look… Different. She cried loads and she ran a stall on Borough Market (hard physical labour helps in such circumstances). Then in 2015 she stumbled into the Actors Temple and things started to look up. She stayed and trained in the Meisner Technique. It is an acting technique but it is also so, so much more…. She always knew she would eventually write she just did not know what and how… The Meinser training made everything crystal clear. She is to be a multifunctional storyteller, a writer, actor and eventually a director. She started on the good stuff after finishing training, she did a 21-show run of Shakespeare’s Tempest at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden, playing Ferdinand.
Currently, Sara is figuring out how she can actually “be” an actor and writer. Like, how to make herself write and/or get an agent. She lives in Lower Holloway, North London with two Meisner-trained actresses.She recently started auditioning… She goes to repetition and cold-read classes, playwright/play reads, helps her friends with their projects, runs lines etc. Her main aim and daily “thing” is “building the finely tuned Stradivarius actor’s body” (Uta Hagen called it that); so she does various styles of yoga, pilates etc, vocal training, contact improvisation, she dances, bikes, sings and chants…
She is keeping out of the workhouse one day at a time, paying rent. She teaches English and spies on people while serving them food, cocktails and things. She is growing into it all. Her life, her skin, body, her journey. One minute, day, tiny step at a time. She will get there, albeit there is no “there” to get to, just travelling the journey that will make up the rest of her life. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org