Sarah Rudinoff is an actor and singer currently self-quarantined in West Seattle.
Sarah Rudinoff is an actor and singer currently self-quarantined in West Seattle. Christopher Frizzelle

It's Sunday, March 22, and we are still in the early stages of this crisis. We've only just begun, as someone who's now dead once sang.

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We're starting Slog each morning with messages of connection and hope. If you are unfamiliar with these Messages to the City, start here and then watch this and then watch this.

In her message, Sarah Rudinoff talks about the recent sudden death of her father, her experience of being at Ground Zero on 9/11, and how she gets through frightening times. Then she sings a song for Sunday morning.

Below the video, there are some iconic photos of Rudinoff's career as a performer over the last two decades. But first, here's this—a gift to you:

Sarah Rudinoff is a performer, writer, actor, singer, and 2003 winner of a Stranger Genius Award.

In lieu of listing all of her credits here, let's look at pics of a few career highlights:

The publicity shot for her 2003 solo show Go There (it ran buck naked in the print issue of The Stranger).
The publicity shot for her 2003 solo show Go There (it ran buck naked in the print issue of The Stranger). Photograph by Adam L. Weintraub

Sarah Rudinoff in Mama Mia at 5th Avenue Theatre
Sarah Rudinoff, left, in Mama Mia at 5th Avenue Theatre in 2018. Mark Kitoaka and Tracy Martin

Sarah Rudinoff playing Florida school board member Bill Husfelt in Dayna Hansons Clay Duke.
Rudinoff playing Florida school board member Bill Husfelt in Dayna Hanson's Clay Duke. Courtesy of Sarah Rudinoff

Rudinoff won a Gregory Award for this role in How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying) at the 5th Avenue Theatre in 2016.
Rudinoff, center, won a Gregory Award for her role in How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying) at the 5th Avenue Theatre in 2016. Mark Kitoaka and Tracy Martin

Sarah Rudinoff in Well at Seattle Rep in 2017.
Rudinoff in Well at Seattle Rep in 2017. Alan Alabastro

A selfie Rudinoff took during a performance of NowNowNow at On the Boards, turned into a painting by Jodi Brown.
A selfie taken during a performance of her solo show NowNowNow at On the Boards, turned into a painting by Jodi Brown. Courtesy of Sarah Rudinoff

Sarah Rudinoff as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Re-bar in 2000.
Rudinoff as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Re-bar in 2000. Courtesy of Sarah Rudinoff

Sarah Rudinoff hosting a stage at 2014s Seattle Pride.
Hosting a stage at 2014's Seattle Pride. Courtesy of Sarah Rudinoff


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Also in this series:


John Rodericks message to the city on April 3.
John Roderick's message to the city on April 3.

Bill Cartys message to the city on April 2.
Bill Carty's message to the city on April 2.

Price Suddarths message to the city on April 1.
Price Suddarth's message to the city on April 1.

Kary Waysons message to the city on March 31.
Kary Wayson's message to the city on March 31.

Ellen Forneys message to the city on March 30.
Ellen Forney's message to the city on March 30.

Major Scaless message to the city on March 29.
Major Scales's message to the city on March 29.

E. J. Kohs message to the city on March 28.
E. J. Koh's message to the city on March 28.

Ken Jenningss message to the city on March 27.
Ken Jennings's message to the city on March 27.

Demarre McGills message to the city on March 26.
Demarre McGill's message to the city on March 26.

Lynn Sheltons Message to the City on March 25th.
Lynn Shelton's Message to the City on March 25th.

Timothy White Eagles message to the city on March 24.
Timothy White Eagle's message to the city on March 24.

Cookie Coutures message to the city on March 23.
Cookie Couture's message to the city on March 23.

Sarah Rudinoffs message to the city on March 22.
Sarah Rudinoff's message to the city on March 22.

John Osebolds message to the city on March 21.
John Osebold's message to the city on March 21.


Ben Gibbards message to the city on March 21.
Ben Gibbard's message to the city on March 20.

Nathan Chans message to the city on March 19.
Nathan Chan's message to the city on March 19.