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Sara Ornelas

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Actor, Musician, Combatant, Voiceover

"Sara Ornelas’s Maria is naive and her longing and love palpable, too, but more so in her nuanced acting." Revue

"Other standout performances include Ornelas's dynamic huge voice and energy in the big gospel number “Bless The Lord” as well as her opening of Act II in which she single-handedly reprises the entirety of Act I with flair." 


"Ornelas is fabulous as a troubadour and musical narrator, often wandering around the space and leading the cast in song...But Ornelas (A Ribbon About a Bomb, American Mariachi) all but steals the show, switching between leather and denim jackets as she portrays minor characters and plays her guitar with a huge smile on her face, words and music lifting into the air." TWI-NY

"Sara Ornelas convincingly plays masculine roles with phenomenal energy and physicality, from comical fight scenes to shoulder stands on slanted platforms..she’s a marvel to watch." Revue

"Charming and witty....especially amusing." Lighting&SoundAmerica

"As Ornelas sings, she is not the Frida as we know her. Ornelas perfectly captures the character: exuberant, feisty, and sincere. We can see that her fireball energy is generated from pain, both physical and emotional." Theasy

Sara Ornelas was born and raised deep in the heart of Texas, and wears her Mexican roots proudly. As a child she sang at every opportunity at church and usually played Satan. She received her BFA at the University of Houston, and has spent the last 7 years in New York City working on productions in and outside of the US. Her New York debut was with the Exquisite Corpse Company as Frida Kahlo in A Ribbon About A Bomb, and most recently made her Public Theater debut as the Troubadour in Comedy of Errors. If she’s not watching The Great British Baking Show she’s boxing, doing her friends' nails, and sending Tik Toks at 3am.

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