Sarah Finn is a theatre-maker, writer and performer currently based between Philadelphia and New York. Sarah creates contemporary myths, pomps and fables out of ruin and destruction, and steeped in folly, absurdity and surrealism, to interrupt business-as-usual and interrogate human exceptionalism and the illusion of progress. Sarah’s work is in reverence to ecological, technological, and spiritual notions of the collective body, collaborative survival and regeneration. Her creative practice involves hunter-gathering found and original text, media, gestures and eavesdroppings, to craft non-linear, highly physical, and multidisciplinary conjurings of radical hope in vulnerable, wild and unprecedented futures. With her work she invites each audience member to feel joyously entangled and multiple.
Her work has been seen internationally at the 2019 Prague Fringe Festival and the Ponderosa Tanzland Festival in Stolzenhagen, Germany; and at home in the U.S at the 2020 Philadelphia Fringe (FringeArts), and various venues in NYC including The Tank, The Hudson Guild Theater, Cloud City, Movement Research and Dixon Place. Also beneath magnolia trees, on a riverbed, in the middle of the road, on top of a compost pile, on Instagram.
In 2019, she was a resident artist at the Barn Arts Collective and The Cannery, both located in Southeastern Maine. In 2018, she was shortlisted for The Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers for her play, In the woods where the men work. She trained at Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France and got her BA from Sarah Lawrence College.
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