SWEET SAGE

ACTOR // WRITER // CREATOR

ARTIST STATEMENT

Sweet Sage is a Deaf multidisciplinary artist who likes to work their magic, using different art mediums to shift perspectives and spaces.

EDUCATION

2016: Rotman School of Business Certificate, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2012: Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

AWARDS

2018: First Place Winner, ArtWorksTO Youth Pitch Contest 2017, Toronto, ON

2016: Outstanding Achievements in Social and Health Services, LGBT Youthline, Toronto, ON

FESTIVALS

2018: The 39th Rhubarb Festival – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2018: Sound Off Festival – Edmonton, Alberta.

EXHIBITIONS

2018: “Deaf, what?” Tangled Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015: “The Clouded Mind,” Crip Interiors, Toronto, ON

THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

2018: Performer, “Deaf That!”, Rhubarb Festival, Toronto, ON.

2018: Performer, “Deaf That!”, Sound Off Festival, Edmonton, AB.

2017: Performer, Drift Seeds, Red Dress Productions, Toronto, ON

2016: Storyteller, Letters to the Universe, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2016: Performer, Deaf Expressions, The Newsstand, Toronto, ON.

2015: Performer, Cipher Cabaret, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2015: Performer, The Silent Dinner, FADO Performance Arts // The Theatre Centre, Toronto, ON.

2014: Performer, Insatiable Sisters, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2013: Master of Ceremonies, Dragging ASL to Pride, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2012: Actor, The Vagina Monologues, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

2012: Actor, Real Women, Real Beauty, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

2011: Actor, Lesbians and The Men Who Love them, Gallaudet University Theatre.

2011: Performer, Colorfest Drag Show in ASL, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

2010: Actor, Real Women, Real Beauty, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

PERFORMANCE & MUSIC INTERPRETING

2018: Performance Interpreter, Selfie, Young People’s Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2018: Performance Interpreter, A Secret Garden, Young People’s Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2017: Performance Interpreter, Stupidhead, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto, ON.

2017: Performance Interpreter, A Dream Play, York University Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2017: Performance Interpreter, Three Sisters, York University Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2017: Performance Interpreter, Party with Boris, York University Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2016: Performance Interpreter, The Body Politic, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2016: Performance Interpreter, Cripping the Stage, Harbourfront Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2016: Music Interpreter, “Find Safety,” LAL, Toronto, ON.

2016: Performance interpreter, No Strings Attached, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2015: Performance Interpreter, PUSH, Tangled Art & Disability, Toronto, ON.

FILM

2018: Creator, “Deaf, what?” Documentary, Toronto, ON.

2017: Creator, “My Local Government,” City of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

2017: Poem, “Hands,” Toronto, ON.

2016: Extra, “Deafening Darkness,” Toronto, ON.

2013: Creator, “Two Worlds,” Springtide Resources, Toronto, ON.

2007: Creator, “Targeting You.” Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Milton, ON.

MUSIC

2017: Performer, “Bow to the Crown,” ASL Music Video, Heather Dale Music

2017: Performer, “Changeling Child,” ASL Music Video, Heather Dale Music

2017: Performer, “Lady of the Lake,” ASL Music Video, Heather Dale Music

2017: Performer, “Choose,” ASL Music Video, Heather Dale Music

2017: Performer, “Hero,” ASL Music Video, Heather Dale Music

2016: Performer, “I hear them calling,” Music video, Rae Spoon Music

2013 : Artist, “True Colours,” Music video by Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

WRITTEN WORKS

2016: Contributor, The Torontoist

2016: Contributor, The Peak

2016: Contributor, Deaf Queers Zine

2016: Contributor, Our Mad Selves Zine

2015: Contributor, Pink Ink Zine

2013 – 2015: Contributor, H3 World TV

PROJECTS

2017: “Deaf, what?” photograph exhibition and documentary, Tangled Art + Disability

WORKSHOPS

2017: Deaf Inclusion in Theatres, The Study, Ottawa, ON

2017: Inclusive Deaf Theatre, Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds Conference, Toronto, ON 2014: Audism in Theatres, Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto, ON

PANELS & CONFERENCES

2017: Prime Time Panel, York University Theatre, Toronto, ON

2017: Republic of Inclusion, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

2017: The Study, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

2016: Deaf Writers Panel, Naked Heart Festival, Toronto, ON

2016: Prime Time Panel, York University Theatre, Toronto, ON

2016: Work In Culture Panel, Toronto, ON

2016: Cripping the Arts, Tangled Art + Disability, Toronto, ON

2016: Think Tank, Creative Users, Toronto, ON

 

JURIES

2016: Deaf Artists Projects, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON

GRANTS

2018: ArtWorksTO – Community Crisis Response Program

2017: ArtWorksTO – My Local Government

2017: Community One Foundation – “Healthier Selves, Healthier Relationships, Healthier Communities”

2016: Art & Materials Support, Ontario Arts Council