Sarah Armstrong: costume and set designer


About Sarah
Body of Work



Sarah is a Toronto-based costume and installation designer. Her focus is on textiles and the abilities that textiles have to tell a story. From designing a character and projecting personality through the wardrobe of that character to filling a space with various textiles to project light, sound and images to tell a narrative, Sarah is continuing to explore and develop new uses for fabric and textiles.

Sarah studied Theatre Design at York University in Toronto, Ontario. From there she continued her training in Vancouver, British Columbia and then returned to Toronto to develop her skills as a Costume Designer for film and television, theatre, opera and performance/installation art. She has worked in Canada and the US and has also studied and worked as a dyer and breakdown artist. Her work has been seen on stages across Canada in in New York, US.

Sarah has been nominated for several prestigious awards. She is a 4-time nominee for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards and won once for Costume Design. She has been nominated for a Genie Award for Costume Design and has twice been nominated for the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design for both her theatre work and film work.

Sarah continues to live and work in Toronto and is now pursuing various projects especially her work with performance artists such as Tanya Mars, Jess Dobkin and Istvan Kantor. Her love of textiles is taking her to explore non-traditional uses and methods of using textiles to create space and narratives that make an impact.

Contact Sarah: saraharmstrong333 [at]
Agent – Ian Arnold @ Catalyst TCM: (416) 645-0935