Princess Grace Award:
Theater Honorarium, 2005
Saffron Henke has worked nonstop as a professional actor, director, and educator since receiving her M.F.A. from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program. Traveling internationally, she has performed in over 60 professional productions, ranging from Taming of the Shrew to Tartuffe to the one person, 24 character show, The Syringa Tree. She is experienced in on camera work including commercials, industrials and film, has been profiled in many publications, received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, and is the recipient of the 2005 Princess Grace Foundation Honorarium for Emerging Artists. As a director, her work has been produced at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble. As a teacher, she has taught ages preschool through adult in a variety of subjects. Her teaching experiences include the Sacramento Theatre Company, where she served as director of the Young Professional’s Conservatory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, University of Iowa, University of Southern California, Center Theatre Group, A Noise Within Theatre, Market Street Theatre School, and the Chicago High School of Performing Arts. She is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association.