sarah welch


Happy Birthday Sarah Shahi!!!

Aahoo Jahansouz “Sarah” Shahi (born January 10, 1980)

“I’m a girl in boy’s clothing. I like to get a little rough. I prefer mud to makeup. That’s me in a nutshell.”


Native American Literature

The Round House, Louise Eldrich

We are never so poor that we cannot bless another human being, are we? So it is that every evil, whether moral or material, results in good. You’ll see.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

‘I used to think the world was broken down by tribes,’ I said. 'By Black and White. By Indian and White. But I know this isn’t true. The world is only broken into two tribes: the people who are assholes and the people who are not.’

Fools Crow, James Welch

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, John G. Neihardt

You have noticed that the truth comes into this world with two faces. One is sad with suffering, and the other laughs; but it is the same face, laughing or weeping. When people are already in despair, maybe the laughing face is better for them; and when they feel too good and are too sure of being safe, maybe the weeping face is better for them to see.

Off the Reservation: Reflections on Boundary-Busting, Border-Crossing Loose Cannons, Paula Gunn Allen 

I have noticed that as soon as you have soldiers the story is called history. Before their arrival it is called myth, folktale, legend, fairy tale, oral poetry, ethnography. After the soldiers arrive, it is called history.

Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims, Sarah Winnemucca

And by-and-by the dark children grew into a large nation; we believe it is the one we belong to, and that the nation that sprung from the white children will sometime send someone to meet us and heal all the old trouble.

House Made Of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday

There was only the dark infinity in which nothing was. And something happened. At the distance of a star something happened, and everything began. The Word did not come into being, but it was. It did not break upon the silence, but it was older than the silence and the silence was made of it.


“…look at your face in the mirror… 

1. Kristi Holden, Las Vegas. (one of my fav photos of her)
2. Sarah Bakker, Broadway. 
3. Valerie Link, Hamburg. 
4. Jennifer Hope Wills, Broadway. (another favourite photo) 
5. Sierra Boggess, Broadway. 
6. Elizabeth Welch, Broadway. 
7. Samantha Hill, Broadway. 
8. Claire Louise Hammacott, West End. 
9. Susanne Elmark, Copenhagen.


Florence Welch as Mary Dowd/Virginia Doyle 

Lena Headey as Sarah Rees-Toome/Hester Asa Moore

I will tell you the story of how we found ourselves in a realm where dreams are formed, destiny is chosen, and magic is as real as your handprint in the snow. I will tell you how we unlocked the Pandora’s box of ourselves, tasted freedom, stained our souls with blood and choice, and unleashed a horror on the world that destroyed its dearest Order.


Backstage Star Princess with mask: 

1. Sarah Elizabeth Combs, Las Vegas, 
2. Elizabeth Welch, Broadway, 
3. Rita Harvey, US tour, 
4. Katy Treharne, West End, 
5. Maria Bjørnson’s costume design,
6. Elena Bahtiyarova, Moscow, 
7. Michelle van de Ven, Hamburg, 
8. Susan Sereda, Toronto, 
9. Elizabeth Welch, US tour. 


Christine’s Countess/Rooftop costume, backstage: 

1. Sarah Bakker, Australia/World Tour, 
2. Katie Hall, West End, 
3. Irasema Terrazas, Mexico City, 
4. Elizabeth Welch, Broadway, 
5. Katy Treharne, West End, 
6. Rebecca Caine, West End, 
7. Janet Chvatal, Vienna, 
8. Luzia Nistler, Vienna, 
9. Susan Sereda, Toronto.