“Must have been forces that took me on them wild courses…”
Sara Felice Vetro is human… 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, journalism 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 (she can skillfully pretend, you won’t know the difference, she is that good). 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 entry-level gigs at fancy media companies and people congratulated her mother. But somehow “it” never “took off”…
Then “suddenly” her heart got broken pretty badly, 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 sold everything she owned of value and stayed and trained in the Meisner Technique, which an acting technique but it is also much more. It is like you are training to see through human bullshit (your own and others’), it is just awesome. 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 while also making rent. She lives in Lower Holloway, North London with two Meisner-trained actresses in a surprisingly low drama household (Meisner training is awesome, man!).
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 email@example.com