Sarah Hankins


“Sarah Hankins makes a strong, forthright Miranda.”

   - Elizabeth Maupin, Orlando Sentinel

“‘Tempest’ funny, tender production.”

“You will become...touched by the gentle relationships between Prospero, Miranda and Ariel.”

  - Pam Harburgh, Florida Today

Miranda in The Tempest

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

“Helsinger and his actors have managed to find what is recognizable and human about Shakespeare’s characters -- the girlish desires of Sarah Hankins’ Ophelia...

  -  Elizabeth Maupin, Orlando Sentinel

“Likewise emotional is the ‘get thee to a nunnery scene’ between Hamlet and Ophelia...


   - Al Kulick, Orlando Weekly

Ophelia in Hamlet

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Margaret in Henry VI

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

Sarah Hankins is back as the ambitious and bloody Queen Margaret, this time adamant that her wimp of a husband Henry VI will not prevent their son from ascending the throne.

Hankins is beautiful and fierce in equal measure. I felt sorry for her having to fight the entire War of the Roses in a dress when everyone else got to wear slacks, but it didn’t seem to slow her down a bit.

            - Gail M. Burns, American Theatre Critics Association

Big Edie in The Marble Faun

Metropolitan Playhouse, NYC

Sarah Hankins and Margaret Loesser Robinson as Big and Little Edie, respectively, have their characters' pixilated mannerisms down cold.

            –  A.J. Mell,

“[Romeo and Juliet] seemed to really have a relationship which was real and believable.

Ms. Hankins was a joy. She is full of energy and lightness which only made the tragedy greater in the end.

Ms. Hankins has great command of the language and moves like a dancer. Mr. Raver and Ms. Hankins captured the impetuousness of youth and their death scenes and love scenes were unusual and fresh.”

                    - Sue Parker, Queens Chronicle

Juliet in Romeo & Juliet

Genesis Rep, NYC

Trinculo in The Tempest

PharePlay Productions, NYC

But the play really takes off when the inebriated Trinculo and Stephano walk, or rather stumble onstage.

In Hankins and Devin, the cross-dressing possibilities come to a most successful conclusion. Their mock swordfight using dueling pistols is inspired. Their braggadocio sits rakishly on female shoulders. 

        - Paulanne Simmons, New York Theater Wire

Mariane in Tartuffe

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Sarah Hankins is

delightful as the ditsy Mariane. . .
Her mournful howls of teenage angst are suitably outlandish and  wonderfully droll.”

- Al Krulick,

Orlando Weekly

“Some of the onstage delights include:...

Sarah Hankins

stomping, pouting and wailing her way through love

and torment.”

- Pam Harburgh,

Florida Today