Vanessa Sawson

King Lear:  Goneril

Cyrano de Bergerac: Roxane 

Vanessa Sawson is so very happy to be back with the MSF fam and was last seen as Calphurnia in Julius Caesar and Paulina in The Seagull in the summer of 2017 and is also a former MiSFIT!  


Over the last few years, she has been fortunate to play on many special stages in Michigan such as The Purple Rose Theatre (Diva Royale), Tipping Point Theatre (Ripcord!, I Hate Hamlet), Williamston Theatre (Beau Jest), and Kickshaw Theatre (Or, The Electric Baby). 


After earning her MFA with the Hilberry Theatre at Wayne State University she ventured off the work with The Lunar Stratagem (Can You Forgive Her?), Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It), Titan Theatre Company (Othello, The Winter's Tale), Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Elephant Man, Much Ado About Nothing), and CATCO in Columbus, Ohio where she most recently appeared as Pickles in Life Sucks.


While in grad school she studied abroad at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Moscow, Russia and is also a support facilitator for the incredible Shakespeare in Prison program with Detroit Public Theatre.