KAETHE FINE was born and raised in Manhattan. Her creative life spans most media. She has performed from a very young age, first, at 8 years old, on the streets of New York, in her Gircus (girl-circus). Passers-by selected skits from a menu, each with a price tag. After attending NYC’s High School for Performing Arts, and appearing in her first feature film at the age of 15 (The Chosen, with Rod Steiger and Maximillian Schell) she received a BFA in Filmmaking from SUNY Purchase in New York where she made an award-winning, super-8 short, Clearing.
As a videographer and editor she has created videos for renowned performer/artist Claude Wampler. Her first play, Motivation for the Meat of Life (on archive at Live Arts Development Agency) was produced in New York at the William Redfield Theater. Other plays (A Factor of 2, Zero Point Field and Vows) have been developed in association with producing bodies such as The Labyrinth Theater Company, Ridge Theater, RADA and at Adam Street on the Strand.
She has worked as a researcher, script-supervisor and editor for independent films. Her fascination with the underlying psychology and mechanics of relationships, drama, and filmmaking continues to be fodder for her work.
Wollstonecraft Live! written for Fragments & Monuments is her second site-based piece. She hopes to mount her first, Whispers, at the British Library. It involves a walking tour and an audio-erotic journey between two parchment restorers discovering their passion for pelts while “researchers” (ie. performers acting like researchers) scattered around the manuscript room participate, along with the audience, in incidental voyeurism. Privacy is made public.
Kaethe has performed her poetry at BAC’s Apples & Snakes and other venues. Three of her poems have just appeared in a coffee-table anthology, Graphic Poetry, newly published by Victionary, in which poets’ work is ‘treated’ by internationally-acclaimed graphic artists.
She has a Masters in Writing for Performance from the University of London’s Goldsmiths College.