Nadine Friedman-Roberts is a nonprofit administration scholar specializing in gender equity through an intersectional framework. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College, and incorporates a ten year, award-winning background in arts education and theatrical direction in her focus on compelling social issues.
She has written for Salon, Bitch Magazine, A Practical Wedding, The Hairpin, Highbrow Magazine, Park Slope Reader, Brooklyn Exposed, Quarterlette, Nona Brooklyn, as Miss TA for Fucked in Park Slope, BrokeAss Stuart, as contributor to Random House’s Biographile and has been featured on Yahoo Health. Her work as emerging filmmaker is auspicious. Her short supernatural film "Extraordinary Organ" will be heading to festivals in 2015, while production on her newest feminist short "Person Hood" begins in March 2015. Her Dove parody "You're as Beautiful as We Think" was featured on The Daily Beast and TheFw.com. Her focus on family and mortality is examined in “Jewish Daughter Diaries”, featuring acclaimed women writers like Rachel Kramer Bussell and Mayim Bialik. Nadine’s essays were featured in Philadelphia’s award-nominated multimedia series, Radio Ghosts. Her photography has been exhibited with Makers Lab Gallery (NY, NY), Projekt30 (NY, NY), Black Box Gallery (Portland, OR) and Two Moon Art House (Brooklyn, NY), and she’s shot for diverse organizations such as New York Women in Film and Television, Urban Art Beat, Bensonhurst Bean, The Hester Club, Boomerang Theatre, 1242 Pacific Productions and COLORS, and has been featured on popular special-interest sites like Inanna House and Polka Dot Bride. Nadine was a semi-finalist for RAW NYC's 2012 Photographer of the Year.
Documentary photography and storytelling grew out of her work in collaborative, socially relevant theatre. As director and producer, Nadine served as co-founder and Artistic Director of Off-Off company Stone Soup Theatre Arts (2003-2010); with the Philadelphia Fringe (2008, 2009); The UnConvention: An American Theatre Festival; and was a founding member of The Dish, a forum uniting and promoting independent East Coast artists (2002). Her collaborations have been featured in Time.com, The Forward, Philly Metro, Time Out NY, and NYTheatre.com. She’s received awards from Planet Connections Festival and has served as educator and speaker with acclaimed organizations like The National Spitzer Forum, Publicolor and Harlem Children’s Zone, and was a featured speaker at the UK's International Brecht Forum at Oxford in June 2016 on Brecht, RuPaul, camp and capitalism. Nadine has worked with progressive multimedia projects such as Berlin-based Dropping Knowledge and Arts in a Changing America, a new national project filling the urgent need to engage, from an arts perspective, the dramatic demographic transformation of the US. She currently works with Defy Ventures, a national nonprofit addressing the crisis of mass incarceration.
Nadine is currently compiling photographic portraits and biographies of individuals living with MS throughout the United States for a new book, and travels have included New Mexico, Illinois, North Carolina and New Hampshire. Nadine lives in Brooklyn and is completing her MPA at the esteemed Baruch College, after which she will help young women gain tools to create, and think critically about, media.