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Sacha Yanow is a NYC-based performance artist and actor. Yanow’s newest solo performance, Cherie Dre, will premiere in NYC in Fall 2018. Her work has been presented by venues including Joe's Pub, Movement Research, the New Museum and Dixon Place in NYC; PICA’s TBA Festival/Cooley Gallery at Reed College in Portland, OR; Pieter in Los Angeles; The Lab in San Francisco; and Festival Theaterformen in Hanover, Germany. She has received residency support from Baryshnikov Arts Center, Center for Performance Research, Denniston Hill, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, SOMA Mexico City, and Yaddo.

Yanow has performed in theater, film and dance works by artists including Karen Finley, Sarah Michelson, Laura Parnes, Katy Pyle, Elisabeth Subrin, and Julie Tolentino. She is a member of the Dyke Division of Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf, creators of Room for Cream, the live lesbian soap opera - Season 4 was commissioned by the New Museum in 2017 as part of the exhibition Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon.

As an outside eye and creative consultant for fellow artists, Yanow has worked with Morgan Bassichis on The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions: The Musical (New Museum 2017); with Elisabeth Subrin on the feature film A Woman A Part (2016, Netflix); and served as co-director and dramaturge for Dynasty Handbag’s performance piece Soggy Glasses (The Broad/REDCAT 2016, Brooklyn Academy of Music 2014).

Yanow currently serves as Advisor Art Matters Foundation after being the Director for 12 years, and previously worked at The Kitchen as Director of Operations. She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a graduate of the William Esper Studio Actor Training Program.

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