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The Dybbuk

The Dybukk written  on a blue background with a flame

By S. An-sky

Directed by Sadie Epstein-Fine

Featuring the third year Acting class

March 17th, 20th, & 22nd, at 7:30pm

 The most celebrated play of Yiddish theatre, The Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds by S. An-sky is a haunting and beautiful tale that is both a love story and a ghost story. The boundaries between the natural and supernatural world dissolve as one young man meets his untimely death when he is unable to marry his beloved. Based in Jewish folklore, The Dybbuk is an intimate look at a lost world where Rabbis can make wine pour from walls and a community celebrates all of life's joys and sorrows (and gossip) together in the synagogue.

Sadie Epstein-Fine (They/Them) is a storyteller who works to spotlight equity seeking voices, beginning with the communities they are a part of. As a theatre artist Sadie most frequently takes on the roles of Director, Playwright and Choreographer of multidisciplinary works. Directing credits include: Little Mis(s)gender (Queer AF Collective/U of T Bonham Centre Lab), Eraser (The Riser Project/Why Not Theatre, multiple Dora nominations), Eraser: A New Normal (Theatre Direct), Mamma Mia! (Nightwood Theatre). Sadie is currently developing Sugar Plum about the experience of growing up as a queer ballet dancer and Other Daughter(s) about Tevye’s youngest (queer) daughter. 

Outside of their theatre practice they do a lot of art and advocacy centering queer, trans and queerspawn (people with 2LGBTQ+ parents) voices. In 2018 they edited Spawning Generations: Rants and Reflection on Growing up with LGBTQ+ Parents, published by Demeter Press. Spawning Generations was nominated for multiple awards and was named one of the top 10 books of 2018 by NOW Magazine.