Fabric Sample Created by Sarah Epstein 2017

Fabric Sample Created by Sarah Epstein 2017

BUST Magazine, Blog Editor and Freelance Writer

December 2017 - Present

As a contributing writer for BUST magazine, Sarah reviews arts & culture, writes copy, interviews other creatives, reports on current events, and publishes feminist op-eds. She puts together their newsletter, the BUSTLINE, and helps with their annual arts & craft fairs. You can find her writing both online at their website and in their print issues. 

LaMaMa Theater Company, Prop Designer and Stylist

September 2017 - December 2017

 photo courtesy of   The New York Times

photo courtesy of The New York Times

Sarah sourced, designed, and fabricated over 50 props for the revival of Charles Ludlam's absurdist play, Conquest Of The Universe, Or When Queens Collide. A two-hour long drag performance at it's heart, and with a minuscule budget, the play needed to look fabulous and cost nearly nothing. She fabricated many unique props, including removable male genitals, a trick pie, a glowing 5-ft rocket ship, and a 10ft long floating banquet table, replete with a cornucopia of fake food. 

 

Sunglasses After Dark, Assistant Director and Costume, Set, and Prop Stylist

June 2017 - September 2017

 photo courtesy of  The Huffington Post

photo courtesy of The Huffington Post

Part of an all-female production team, Sarah served as the assistant director, and all-around stylist for the off-off-broadway play, The Untold Yippie Project. With no prior experience in theatre, she sourced and fabricated period-appropriate clothing and furniture from the hippie movement of the 1960s and 70s, producing a time-capsule of a unique moment in history for the audience's pleasure. 

 

The Textile Arts Center,  Education Assistant

May 2017 - August 2017

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As an education assistant for the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan, Sarah helped develop children's motor and social skills, educating them about personal space and consent, while teaching them about fiber arts. She assisted  the head teacher with overseeing children ages five to ten, and provided hands-on learning for activities ranging from bundle-dying, silk painting, loom weaving, sewing, to screen printing. At the start of each new class, she ran a short lesson for the kids about boundaries and communication. 

 

Pocono Institute Of Taxidermy, Apprentice

September 2015-January 2016

  Deer  by Cricket Epstein

Deer by Cricket Epstein

During her apprenticeship with Bill Allen at the Pocono Institute of Taxidermy, Sarah learned how to preserve animals for public and private display. She graduated from his program with a certificate in large and small mammalian preservation, and with a varied body of work that she sold privately. 

 

 

Kate Clark Studios, Studio Manager

June 2015-September 2015

 photo courtesy of Kate Clark studios 

photo courtesy of Kate Clark studios 

As the summer studio manager, Sarah acted as the liaison between hybrid-taxidermy artist, Kate Clark, her clients, and the media. While there, she helped promote Kate's forthcoming video on national geographic. She responded to press inquiries, managed Kate's website, social media, and print sales, additionally helped photograph Kate's two-dimensional work. 

 

ACMI Press, Assistant Editor

June-August 2012-2015

Throughout her summers in college, Sarah worked as an administrative and editorial assistant for the small publishing company, ACMI Press. There, she proofread and fact-checked manuscripts, including the recently released Reversing Cancer, and aided in administrative tasks, sorting and sending mail, and managing email correspondence, newsletters, and social media.