Hello! My name is Sadie Epstein-Fine. My pronouns are they/them. I primarily identify as a storyteller who works to spotlight equity seeking voices, beginning with the communities I am a part of. For many years I have found myself making art about, advocating for and working with queer, trans and queerspawn (people with 2LGBTQ+ parents) communities. In 2018 I edited (with Makeda Zook) and wrote a piece in Spawning Generations: Rants and Reflection on Growing up with LGBTQ+ Parents, published by Demeter Press. Spawning Generations is by and for queerspawn, existing in a world that does not often let us speak for ourselves. Spawning Generations was nominated for LAMBDA Literary and Forward Indies awards and was named one of the top 10 book of 2018 by NOW Magazine. I am also Jewish and Disabled and I am currently figuring out how these deep and ancients parts of me fit into my art practice.
As a theatre artist I seek to create work that is collaborative, intimate, immersive and cross-disciplinary. I primarily work as a director, playwright and choreographer. Recent theatre credits include: LITTLE MIS(S)GENDER (Director, Queer AF Collective/U of T Bonham Centre Lab), ERASER (Director/Playwright/Choreographer, The Riser Project/Why Not Theatre, nominated for five Dora Awards including outstanding direction, new play and production, upcoming: fall 2022 publication, Playwrights Canada Press), ERASER: A NEW NORMAL Director/Playwright/Choreographer, Theatre Direct), MAMMA MIA! (Director, Nightwood Theatre). I have had the pleasure of working with companies such as The Stratford Festival, The Musical Stage Company, Canadian Stage, Convergence Theatre, Quote Unquote Collective and Theatre Panik.
I am currently develop two theatrical works:
SUGAR PLUM, a reclamation of ballet for bodies who have been systematically pushed out (it's a comedy!) in residence at Nightwood Theatre.
OTHER DAUGHTER(S) is a reimagining of the Tevye stories that inspired Fiddler on the Roof. What if Tevye's youngest daughter is a queer radical living in New York City?
Photo: Sam Gaetz