Sarah Hosts the Clinton Global Citizen Awards
As part of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative, Sarah and her characters hosted the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, joining an array of award-winners and presenters including Sting and Trudie Styler, Barbra Streisand, and President Clinton himself. Learn more about the honorees and the work of CGI here.
Commemorating September 11 on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
Sarah and her characters collaborated on a special piece for Studio 360’s 9/11 tribute. You can listen to the whole show here, and Sarah’s part here.
Summer at the MacDowell Colony
From July through September Sarah nurtured her creative process surrounded by inspired and inspiring fellow artists and staff at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Among the highlights of the summer was Medal Day during which iconic playwright Edward Albee was honored, and Sarah even gave a public performance in her normally secluded cabin during the special open studios event where artists invite the public into their work space and process.
Sarah Meets with Survivors of Sexual Exploitation during WWII (so-called “Comfort Women”) and other Feminist Activists in South Korea
In May, Sarah traveled with fellow feminist activists and authors Gloria Steinem, Professor Hyun Kyung-Chung and Amy Richards to South Korea. Sarah met with eminent feminist scholars who discussed the history of the so-called Comfort Women as well as women who have helped these survivors spread the word about what they survived at the hands of the Japanese Army during World War II. Sarah attended the weekly demonstration held in front of the Japanese embassy demanding public recognition of the injustice done to the Survivors, or “Halmoni” (grandmothers). She also visited the House of Sharing and heard their courageous stories of survival in person. Sarah also met with younger activists and survivors tackling related issues of sexual exploitation and violence against women in the modern day context of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (including what’s commonly called prostitution).
Our Wonderful Intern Laura at the Gloria Awards
For six months we had the pleasure of working with one of the talented young women from the Sadie Nash Leadership Project. We are grateful Sadie Nasher Laura Lopez shared her skills with us, and hope she learned as much from the experience as we learned from her! In May, Laura accompanied Sarah to The Gloria Awards and even got a shout-out from Gloria herself!
Sarah Performs for a Special Gathering on Necker Island
Virgin Unite, the philanthropic organization supported by Sir Richard Branson, invited Sarah and her characters to perform on the theme of contemporary global issues for Sir Richard and a small gathering of philanthropists and scholars on Necker Island. Learn more about the work of Virgin Unite here.
Sarah Performs A Right to Care at the University of Michigan and is made an Honorary Visiting Professor
In March, Sarah went to Ann Arbor to perform A Right to Care, a piece commissioned by the WK Kellogg Foundation to address ethnic, racial, and economic health disparities in the US. At the end of her performance she was presented the Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez and Rosa Parks Visiting Professorship Award.
Sarah in the New York Times
Read about Sarah and her work in this New York Times article that examines part of her character development process.
New Year, Nuyorican!
Sarah’s performing, plus special guests Gloria Steinem Jan 17th, Seth Godin Jan 18th, Sway of MTV Jan 23rd, Dj Rekha Jan 24th, Kurt Andersen of Studio 360 Feb 1st, environmentalist Majora Carter Feb 4th, novelist Nathan Englander Feb 7th, actor and activist Rosario Dawson Feb 11th, Def poet Beau Sia Feb 14th, author Neil Gaiman Feb 15th, and DJ Spooky Feb 28th!
More guests to be announced. Click image below for tickets. Please come early, we’ve been selling out and seats are first come, first served and there may be SRO for latecomers.
Back in November Sarah did a little “Giving Thanks”-themed evening at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe to show her appreciation for all your support since she started there. Sarah (and her characters!) loved hanging out with everyone so much that ‘they’ have added new dates in January and February (and are calling it “New Year, Nuyorican”) to ring in 2011.
These performances will include some of the multicultural characters you’ll know if you saw Bridge & Tunnel, and some characters brand new to the stage. There will be material in development, improv, plus intimate Q&A with the lovely audience! Special guests may stop by among other surprises: the show will change from night to night.
Please check out Sarah’s calendar at to see the dates and purchase tickets. General admission is $20. Student tickets available night of the show with student ID for $12. All shows begin at 8pm.
Happy New Year!
Every show at 8pm.
Tickets $20 in advance and at the door
$12 with student ID the day of the performance
Monday, January 17
Tuesday, January 18
Friday, January 21
Sunday, January 23
Monday, January 24
Friday, January 28
Saturday, January 29
Tuesday, February 1
Friday, February 4
Monday, February 7
Friday, February 11
Monday, February 14
Tuesday, February 15
Monday, February 28
Sarah in Boston, Thursday, December 2nd
Sarah will be performing to benefit The Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights in the 2010 Human Rights and Sex Trafficking Film Forum. Sarah’s characters will be coming out to address the crimes taking place against women in America and worldwide. There will also be an opportunity to attend a cocktail hour following the performance with Sarah in attendance. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.
10th anniversary benefit for the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, Monday, November 29th
In celebration of the Rosa Parks Museum’s 10th anniversary, Sarah will perform on Monday, Nov. 29, 7:30pm, at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Tickets for the benefit performance range from $35 to $75. For ticket information, call 1- 800-841-4273 or visit www.asf.net. For more information you can also visit the Rosa Parks Museum website.
Sarah at the Nuyorican!! Monday, November 22nd at 9pm
Sarah returns to the Nuyorican Poets Café for her first public appearance in NYC in quite some time. In the spirit of the season, she’s calling this experimental workshop “Giving Thanks”. Come see characters new and old, hear material in development, improv, and even participate in an intimate Q&A with Sarah at recession-friendly ticket prices. First come, first served, space is VERY limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!
Special benefit for the progressive South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Sunday November 21st
photo: Megan Lange
Sarah will be in Freeport on Long Island, performing characters from Bridge & Tunnel, on Sunday, November 21st at 3pm. $40 general admission, $75 priority seating and $150 for priority seating with a special dinner with Sarah after the show. To reserve tickets mail a check, made payable to SNUUC, to: SNUUC, 228 South Ocean Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, attn: Sarah Jones. Please indicate the number and type of tickets you would like. Call 516-378-0621 for more info.
Sarah at the Chicago Humanities Festival, Wednesday, November 10th
For her second straight year, Sarah played to an amazing, sold-out audience at the Chicago Humanities Festival on November 10th. This year the theme of the festival was “The Body” and Sarah used this opportunity to show how Lorraine Levine, Rashid, Miss Lady and more use their bodies to express who they are.
Sarah Performing in Seattle on August 18th to Benefit Hedgebrook
Sarah will be performing at the ACT Theatre in Seattle, Wednesday, August 18th at 7:30pm following her summer of residencies at Yaddo in New York and Hedgebrook on Whidbey Island in Washington State. In a special performance for her Seattle audience, Sarah will feature characters from her broadway show Bridge & Tunnel as well as improv and new characters she worked on during her residencies. There will be surprises along the way including a new, young character whose dreams come true when she is able to finally meet one of her idols…
All proceeds will benefit the Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival. Tickets for the show are $55. Tickets to the show and to a private reception with Sarah Jones herself and other Hedgebrook luminaries are $150. To purchase tickets click here or call (206) 292-7676.
Sarah Appears at the 22nd Annual Gloria Awards
In celebration of the achievements of activists and philanthropists working for women’s equality, Sarah joined icon and host Gloria Steinem and shared a few of her characters’ visions for the future at the Ms. Foundation for Women’s Gloria Awards.
Sarah Helps Raise Funds for the National Women’s History Museum
In April, Sarah shared the stage with legends Aretha Franklin, Meryl Streep, and even Miss Piggy (among many other extraordinary women) in celebration of Good Housekeeping Magazine’s 125th Anniversary. The event raised funds for the long overdue National Women’s History Museum in Washington, DC.
Meryl, Sarah, and Equality Now Reunite for Women Can’t Wait! at the UN
In March, Sarah participated alongside actress Meryl Streep in marking the fifteenth anniversary of the Platform for Action, Equality Now’s Beijing + 15 campaign. Sarah was introduced by Meryl and performed her piece Woman Can’t Wait commissioned by Equality Now. To watch the full performance click here. Those without Real Player can watch the full performance on youtube.
Sarah Performs for “The Nation” Gala
In December, Sarah performed for The Nation Gala entertaining an audience of progressives from Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky to author Walter Mosely and film directors Jonathan Demme and Oliver Stone.
Sarah Celebrates CEDAW 30th Anniversary at the United Nations
Women's Bill of Rights
This past December, Sarah brought a few of the characters of her Equality Now-commissioned piece Women Can’t Wait to the United Nations for the 30th Anniversary of the historic “women’s bill of rights”, CEDAW. She performed the short piece, which can be heard here, for an audience including Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navinathem Pillay.
Sarah Runs NYC Marathon
This past November, Sarah ran her third marathon, this time in support of
Shoe4Africa raising money for a children’s hospital in Kenya. Sarah got to cross the finish line (in a personal best time of 3:54:02) hand in hand with marathon champions Tegla Loroupe and Toby Tanser (founder of S4A). Here’s a New York Times Roving Runner video feature on Sarah’s marathon training.
Sarah performs at White House
Women's History Month
On March 19th, Sarah performed at The White House as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s celebration of Women’s History Month. After spending the day discussing their careers with local high school students, twenty-one women from the fields of science, sports, entertainment, and government gathered for a dinner in the East Room to hear Sheryl Crow, Alicia Keys, and Sarah share their unique talents. Best of all, First Daughters Malia and Sasha weren’t the only young people in attendance; a group of outstanding high school girls from the D.C. metro area were also part of this historic evening.
Sarah Jones with Michelle Obama at the White House
Sarah performs at TED
In February, Sarah joined distinguished speakers, including Bill Gates and Elizabeth Gilbert, as one of the main stage presenters at the TED conference in Long Beach, California. Or maybe Sarah and her characters were several of the speakers at the world renowned conference…
Sarah Jones as a one-woman global village
Sarah was honored that a Studio 360 radio segment featuring her comments and characters entitled “Sounding Black” won a Gracie Award for Outstanding Feature.
Love, Loss and What I Wore
In March, Sarah performed alongside Susie Essman, Kristen Wiig and others at a benefit reading of Nora and Delia Ephron’s play “Love, Loss and What I Wore”, with proceeds benefitting “Dress for Success”.
In anticipation of the fall Off-Broadway run of “Love, Loss”, Nora edited the October issue of Elle Magazine which features many of the performers’ own stories on the same theme, including Sarah’s tale of her favorite cut-off shorts…
Sarah joined esteemed writers including Malcolm Gladwell at Symphony Space for The Moth’s Annual Members Show to try her hand at Moth-style story telling. The story will also be heard on a special Moth Radio Hour special. Learn more about The Moth
Under My Hat
Sarah is excited to be joining friend and fellow Tony Award winner Glenn Close in a special benefit performance for Fountain House, an organization that helps people living with the challenges of severe mental illness. Together Sarah and Glenn have created a performance piece entitled “Under My Hat” that tackles relevant themes for Fountain House’s benefit September 29.