Sage grew up on the beach in Orange County, plotting ways to grow a mermaid tail instead of doing homework. After a failed attempt to penetrate the music industry, they moved to San Francisco and fell in love with queerness, embodied learning, social justice, and competitive speech & debate. Since dedicating their life to art/activism, they have spent most of their time teaching first year college students about the power of their words & actions and engaging in intersectional community organizing in the Bay Area. When not attempting to save the world or grading speeches, Sage enjoys eating baked goods before they're baked, singing & playing guitar, pushing the limits of acceptable amounts of glitter, patterns that clash, accessories, & lip colors, and/or just generally pushing limits. Their first MA thesis was a performative queer reading of flirtation and they are currently interested in expanding that research to explore the concepts of (s)excess at the intersection of consumerism and body policing. They thrive in chaos, movement, and instability. They feel most at home underwater. Their deepest fear is being predictable.
Why PS @ NYU?
Performance Studies is about the mess and the process of making it. As an avid mess maker, I feel most at home in a discipline that acknowledges my need to lay in the chaos instead of trying to clean it up, call it an answer, and tie a bow around it.