How Can Sage Leave Young And The Restless?

Introduction: Why Would Sage Leave Young And The Restless and When?

The 23rd of October, 2017, is the last day that SAGE will be on Young And The Restless. SAGE has played the role of Mariah for over 20 years now and has been a part of many major storylines. Young And The Restless is losing one of it’s important characters, along with the actress who has been on air since 1995. This is going to have major consequences, some of them predictable and some not.
We know that the exit of Mariah will be on a romantic note, with her having a happy ending. This is something that has not happened to her character in years. The exit of Mariah will most likely cause a major change in Genoa City as well, one that may not be foreseeable right now but with the exit of SAGE and Mariah, it is bound to occur.
The big question is when will this exit occur.

is sage leaving young and the restless
is sage leaving young and the restless

How to Get on the List of People Being Considered for a Replacement

WHEN THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN: The show has been really inconsistent in the past with this, some years being longer than others, so it’s hard to tell when exactly the decision is going to be made. However, it will definitely NOT be before fall of 2018 (if ever). So acting now would definitely be the way to go.
WHO’S IN CHARGE OF THIS: The producers seem to change this from year to year, and from season to season. I imagine that the current showrunner, Joanna Johnson, is in charge of this, but she does not have an official producer credit on any episode (to my knowledge). There is a no official list of people who are “in charge” of this process, so I don’t know who else might be responsible.

is sage leaving young and the restless
is sage leaving young and the restless

Where Can We Find Out if Our Application was Received by Sage

HOW TO REACH SAGE: To be put on the list, you must send your information to the right person at SAGE: [email protected] Do not send any attachments, i.e password, or anything that implies you are applying for the role (i.e resume). She is open to all networks, and if you get the job, SAGE will go to wherever you are.
a. Follow the steps in the following link: http://www.yelp.ca/locations/sage-health-centres-and-yvr
b. Email [email protected] with your name (first and last) post code, your phone number and where you want to practice with in SAGE network and your experience (should be brief, one page max). Or if you have a group from which you are running it, then put that under comments at bottom of email.
c. SAGE will get back to you if they are interested, and you will get an interview scheduled.
d. If you do not hear from them, then it means they do not need someone in your area. If this happens repeat the process with different areas within SAGE network until you do find a position that fits your criteria.
e. If you are considering other regions in the nation, do not apply, you should be able to find a position just by looking at the locations on the SAGE website.

is sage leaving young and the restless
is sage leaving young and the restless

Final Thoughts on Replacing Sage

On behalf of the Young And The Restless staff, as well as any Young and Restless fans out there, we want to thank SAGE for her contributions to the show. We know it can be hard to take when you’ve been part of a show for so long, but no one is better suited for the role than Sage. She is the reason why soap operas sometimes have some of the biggest twists in history. We are grateful that SAGE chose a long career with Young And The Restless. We are going to miss her, but we’re glad that she’s been a part of this show for so long. Hopefully, we will see her in the future again! We love and miss you Sage, have a great life!
As for the future of Young and Restless, we will find another storyteller who will fill Sage’s shoes. The writing staff has already started to work on the next ghost story for Sage’s return. We’ll let you know when it’s ready. Until then, Sage is still absent, but we will come up with a way for her to make an honest-to-goodness comeback. Stay tuned!
Sage exited the soap opera industry nearly two years ago on July 31, 2012. She worked at Young and Restless for 12 years. She was under contract until the day she retired after working on the show for 21 seasons. She is the second person who plays a ghost on the show, following Mr. Deacon Sharpe, the father of Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). He made an appearance in 2011.
Sage was completely disappointed in how her character was written off Y&R

is sage leaving young and the restless
is sage leaving young and the restless