Sarah Schulman was born in New York City in 1958.

She is the author of nine novels: The Mere Future (2010), The Child (Carroll & Graff, 2007—hard cover, Arsenal Pulp, 2008—paperback), Shimmer (Avon, 1998), Rat Bohemia (Dutton, 1995—reissue 2008 with a new introduction by the author and new cover by Nan Goldin), Empathy (Dutton, 1992—reissued in a 15th anniversary critical edition with essays by Kevin Killian and John Weir, 2007), People in Trouble (Dutton, 1990), After Delores (Dutton, 1988), Girls, Visions, and Everything (Seal, 1986), The Sophie Horowitz Story (Naiad, 1984).

They have been translated into French (L'Incertain, 10/18, H&O), Spanish (Alfaguara, Huega y Fierro), Japanese (Magazine House), British (Sheba, Cassell, Penguin), German (Argument Verlag), Dutch (An Dekkar), Greek (Aquarius), Swedish (Anima Vorlag), Portugese (Distribuidora Record-Brazil).

Her five nonfiction books are: Israel/ Palestine and the Queer International (Duke University Press, 2013), The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination (University of California Press, 2012), Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences (The New Press, 2010), Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America (Duke, 1998) and My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years (Routledge, 1994).

Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times Op-Ed Page, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Arts and Leisure, The Village Voice, The Nation, New York Newsday, Publishers Weekly, Mother Jones, INTERVIEW, The Guardian of London, The Advocate, CINEASTE, JUMP-CUT, OUT, Frieze, Harvard Lesbian and Gay Review, The Progressive, DIVA (UK), LGNY, New York Press, Journal for Physicians in AIDS Care, The Boston Phoenix, Nerve, POZ, American Theater Magazine, Girlfriends and more. She was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the 60 most under-rated writers in America.

From 1979-1994 Sarah created, collaborated on, and participated in a wide range of interdisciplinary theater as part of the Downtown Arts Movement, working in such emblematic venues as The Pyramid, 8BC, Club Chandelier, The King Tut Wah-Wah Hut, University of the Streets, Theater for a New City, La Mama, The Performing Garage, PS 122, and HERE.

Since 2002, Sarah has been presenting her plays in mainstream theaters in New York and regionally. Her most recent productions were Carson McCullers (Playwrights Horizons/Women's Project) directed by Marion McClinton with Jenny Bacon, The Burning Deck at The La Jolla Playhouse, directed by Kirsten Brandt, starring Diane Venora, Manic Flight Reaction (Playwrights Horizons) directed by Trip Cullman, starring Deirdre O'Connell and Enemies, A Love Story (adapted from the novel by IB Singer) (Wilma Theater, Philadelphia) directed by Jiri Ziska.

Film: UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP (co-producer with Jim Hubbard), THE OWLS (co-written with director Cheryl Dunye) — Berlin Film Festival 2010, MOMMY IS COMING (co-written with director Cheryl Dunye) — Berlin Film Festival, 2012.

Citizenship includes three years in CARASA (Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse), seven years in ACT UP, five years given to the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization, co-founder of the Lesbian Avengers, co-founder, with Jim Hubbard, of the MIX: New York Queer Experimental Film Festival in 1987. Active in the Palestine Solidarity Movement.

Awards include: Guggenheim in Playwrighting, Fullbright in Judaic Studies, Revson Fellowship for the Future of New York City at Columbia University, Stonewall Award for Contributions Improving the Lives of Lesbians and Gays in the United States, three NY Foundation for the Arts Fellowships (Fiction and Playwrighting), finalist for the Prix de Rome in Fiction, Berilla Kerr Prize in Playwrighting, two American Library Association Book Awards (Fiction and Non-fiction), Ferro-Grumley Award in Lesbian Fiction, Kessler Prize for Sustained Contribution to LGBT Studies.

I am a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at The City University of New York, College of Staten Island, a Fellow at The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, and on the Advisory Board of Jewish Voice for Peace.


Jim Hubbard has been making films since 1974. In 2012, he completed United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, a feature length documentary on ACT UP, the AIDS activist group. One hundred and two interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project were seen in a 14-monitor installation at the Carpenter Center for the Arts, Harvard University as part of the exhibition ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987-1993, October 15 - December 23, 2009 and at White Columns in New York Sept. 9 - Oct. 23, 2010. Along with James Wentzy, he made a 9-part cable access television series based on the Project. Among his 19 other films are Elegy in the Streets (1989), Two Marches (1991), The Dance (1992) and Memento Mori (1995). His films have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Berlin Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Torino and many other Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals. His film Memento Mori won the Ursula for Best Short Film at the Hamburg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in 1995. He co-founded MIX — the New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. Under the auspices of the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, he created the AIDS Activist Video Collection at the New York Public Library. He curated the series Fever in the Archive: AIDS Activist Videotapes from the Royal S. Marks Collection for the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The 8-program series took place December 1-9, 2000. He also co-curated the series, Another Wave: Recent Global Queer Cinema at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, July and September 2006. In 2013-14, he curated an 8-program series of AIDS activist video from the collection of the New York Public Library to accompany their landmark exhibition Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism. He lives with Nelson Gonzalez, his lover of 31 years, in New York.


Footsteps on the Ceiling (2013), video, black & white, sound, 6 min.
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012), video color, sound, 93 min.
The ACT UP Oral History Project (in progress, 163 interviews, 1-4 hours in length, so far)
The ACT UP Oral History Project Series (2009), video, color, sound, 9 - 30 min. programs (TRT 270 min.), Produced and Directed by Jim Hubbard and James Wentzy
A MacDowell Diary (2008), video, color, sound, 120 min.
Les Mystères du Château des Lesbiennes (2007), video, color, sound, 7 min.
Don't Do It! (1999), Super 8, color, sound, 3 min.
Shoot Art! (1997 MIX NYC Trailer), 16mm, handpainted color on b&w, sound, 1 min.
Memento Mori (1995), 16mm cinemascope, color, sound, 17 min.
Two Marches (1991), 16mm, color, sound, 8 min.
The Dance (1992), 16mm, color, sound, 8 min.
A Valentine For Nelson (1990), 16mm, color, sound, 5 min.
Speak for Yourself (1990), video, 30 min.
Elegy in the Streets (1989), 16mm, color, silent, 30 min.
My Father's Hotel (1988), 16mm, color, silent, 5 min.
Home (1987), 16mm, color, silent, 11 min.
Winter Heat (1986) (16mm Film/Performance piece with Lenora Champagne)
Homosexual Desire in Minnesota (1981-85), Super-8, color, sound, 69 min.
El Botín (1984), Super-8, color, silent, 3 min.
Blues (1983), Super-8, b&w, silent, 8 min.
June 12, 1982 (1982), Super-8, b&w, silent, 7 min.
March On! (1981), Super-8, color, silent, 50 min.
Stop the Movie (Cruising) (1980), Super-8, color, silent, 14 min.
May 21-22, 1979 (1980), Super-8, b&w, silent, 6 min.
Breaking Out (1978), 16mm, b&w, silent, 15 min.
At a Station of the SP (1975), 16mm, sound, b&w, 2 min.

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