Bio

Sasha Wortzel is a media artist and activist living in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently working on a feature documentary, Starlite, about the eviction and historical erasure of Brooklyn’s oldest Black-owned, non-discriminating bar, the Starlite Lounge. Her short films have been screened nationally at festivals, most recently at the Sarasota Film Festival and MIX, New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. She spent many years producing video and audio projects with the members of Fountain House, a psychosocial clubhouse for adults with serious and persistent mental illness. In addition to film, she also creates interactive multimedia installations that utilize physical computing and programming. She has also worked as a reporter for the Hunts Point Express, a community newspaper covering the South Bronx neighborhoods of Hunts Point and Longwood. Additionally, she currently produces a weekly radio program about queer culture, politics, and music. She is a recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg/Big Arts grant. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College in New York.

In her spare time, she likes to play accordion, read graphic novels, and practice yoga.

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contact me at sasha.wortzel@gmail.com

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One Response to “Bio”

  1. you’re the coolest!

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