Sasha Samar completed his studies at the Kiev
State Institute of Theatre Arts and Cinema (Ukraine) in 1993. After his first
year of professional work, Sasha was awarded the prestigious “Ukrainian Stage’s
Promising Youth” prize, issued by the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. In
his country, this honour gave him the ability to start a prolific career in
both theatre and television.
Sasha Samar came to live and work in
Montreal in 1996. He performed in numerous productions such as the theatrical plays
Six personnages en quête d’auteur, Les trois sœurs (Wajdi
Mouawad), Hippocampe (written by
Pascal Brullemans in collaboration with Eric Jean, the actors and designers), Les
mains (Eric Jean and Olivier Kemeid) and Les mystères du Quat’Sous. Lately, he has taken part in Cœur
de chien (Gregory Hlady), Chambre (Eric
Jean), Un violon sur le toit (Denise Filiatrault), Abraham Lincoln (Claude Poissant), La robe de Gulnara (J.S. Ouellet) and in Opening night (Éric Jean).
Under the penmanship of Olivier Kemeid,
Sasha recently incarnated his own character in the touching and critically
acclaimed play, Moi dans les ruines rouges du siècle at the Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui. This play
encompasses his story, his struggle, his hopes; truly a trip out of the
ordinary. He also appears in the most recent short film by Hervé Demers, Le nom que tu portes, next to his son, Vlace Samar.