Scouting the City for Her Characters
A SUMMER afternoon in Chelsea, and Sarah Jones was on a recon mission, searching for … she did not know what, exactly. An accent, for starters. An ethnic wild card. “Hybridity,” she said, using a word she uses often to describe her field of urban study.
She noted [...]
Scouting the City for Her Characters
THEATER REVIEW | ‘BRIDGE & TUNNEL’
The Voices Inside the Border but Outside the Margins
The voices may leave a pleasurable tickle in your ears for a few days, possibly because most of us have never studied them closely before. They’re the quiet murmurs of the city that usually form a dimly perceived backdrop for our own [...]
Heading North With Built-In Posse
During her still-young career, the poet and playwright Sarah Jones has performed in all manner of unlikely spots, from tiny East Village clubs to a gigantic outdoor stage in India to the United Nations, where she appeared before a group of delegates and conferencegoers – a tough crowd if there [...]
Glass Slippers by Puma
The thousands of people who rallied this month to demand legislation to legitimize immigrant status achieved at least one goal: they made the country take notice of an issue often eclipsed by fashionable matters like obesity rates, antioxidant creams (or antiantioxidant creams? one does get confused) or the Britney Spears bump.
All Her Stage Is a World; Its Women Call for Justice
Even for a high-voltage performance artist like Sarah Jones, this was some assignment: draw life and soul, hurt and anguish from the paper and ink of laws that discriminate against women worldwide. That is what Ms. Jones was asked to do by a international women’s [...]
One woman, many voices
In a multicharacter solo show, Sarah Jones gently prods at controversial ideas.
In “Bridge & Tunnel,” Sarah Jones’ solo Broadway comedy, a Mrs. Lorraine Levine kicks off the poetry slam proceedings with a senior citizen jeremaid.
Jones Warmhearted, Often Touching
NEW YORK (AP) Talk about transformations. Sarah Jones, the multitalented performer and author of “Bridge & Tunnel,” goes through quite a few in her amazing onewoman show that has finally made the jump from off- Broadway to Broadway, opening Thursday at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Call her the Emma Lazarus of the [...]
A Jones for Talent
On a dark Manhattan stage embellished only with graffiti, a coatrack, and a microphone, Sarah Jones brings to light some very timely issues.
Sarah Jones’s Aha! Moment
Limos! Celebs! Parties! Not! The actress-playwright’s art lay elsewhere.
Have You Met Ms. Jones?
Just wait. Actor-writer Sarah Jones has been doing her solo show, “Bridge & Tunnel,” in a tiny New York theater to such sensational reviews that there’s talk of moving it to Broadway.
Jones 29, assumes 14 different characters—a cheery Pakistani accountant, an acerbic Jamaican nanny, a modest Chinese mom-to create hilarious and [...]
She’s an author! An actress! An usher! Sarah Jones does it all in Bridge & Tunnel.
Sarah Jones, the ridiculously talented playwright-poet- star of the one-woman show Bridge & Tunnel, has some friends she’d like you to meet. There’s Mohammed Ali, the sweet and bumbling Pakistani host of a South Queens poetry night. And Mrs. [...]
‘Bridge’ tunnels through issues
NEW YORK — The term “bridge and tunnel” is used snidely by some Manhattanites to refer to commuters from the less-hip outer boroughs and suburbs.
But thanks to a force of urban nature named Sarah Jones, that perception could shift. Jones’ new onewoman, 15-character show, which opened Thursday at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre, [...]
Emma Lazarus would be kvelling. Not only do the tired, poor, huddled masses breathe free in “Bridge & Tunnel,” but their voices are raised with humor, harmony and compassion in monologuist Sarah Jones’ dazzling one-woman gallery of immigrants and outsiders. Booked for a limited Broadway run following its sellout downtown stint in 2004, this is [...]
Crossing ‘Bridge’ for Streep
Since when did the Culture Project become star central? On Thursday the cramped Off Broadway venue was overloaded with celebs heaping praise on the opening-night perf of scribe-thesp Sarah Jones’ one-woman show “Bridge and Tunnel.”
English is spoken here. ‘Bridge & Tunnel’ mines the rich diversity of New York’s immigrant population
Based on her astonishing one-person show, “Bridge & Tunnel,” Sarah Jones is an actress of limitless talent and imagination who can make riveting and moving theater from the simplest ideas. Her title is drawn from the name of a cafe [...]
Battle Station in a Rap Revolution – Poet Performer Takes on FCC for Ruling her Feminist Song ‘Indecent’
Sarah Jones thinks maybe the Federal Communications Commission has mistaken her for somebody else.
But that’s not why she’s suing them. She’s suing over free speech, the First Amendment, to protect her reputation. The 28-year-old New York poet, playwright [...]
People to Watch
SARAH JONES HEARS VOICES. A Homeless Black woman. A Russian mother, married to a Black man, talking about her daughter’s cornrows. A homophobic Italian cop. A young girl in the projects who’s “the only virgin left in her building.” Jones, 25, the daughter of a black father and a mother of European and [...]
Women Who Are Shaping the World
They produce films. Perform concertos. Run companies. Fight injustice. They preserve our culture—and look great doing it.
One woman goes Broadway (Center Stage)
You can call it a friend in high places or simply having a guardian angel. Either way, playwright/poet/actress Sarah Jones, already acclaimed and building an audience, soared to stratospheric heights after legendary Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep saw her one-woman show in New York.
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Playwright and performer SARAH JONES displays a genius for climbing into other people’s skin.
She has one of those faces that leave you guessing about her nationality. And when she opens her mouth on stage, you would be even more intrigued, says KALPANA SHARMA of Sarah Jones.
Is she Indian, [...]
Politics and poetry collide with fierce intensity and intense humor in the works of actor-playwright Sarah Jones and poet-rapper Mos Def. Two of the strongest voices in urban pop culture talk about the raw power of words spoken out loud.
Puns and Needles
Sarah Jones lives in Manhattan now, but the OBIE Award-winning poet, playwright, performer and Queens native, who’s currently knocking ‘em dead on Broadway with her self-penned one-woman show Bridge and Tunnel, still heads back to her native borough to find the real NYC.
Sarah Jones is on a mission to influence the depiction of black people in the media. She’s visiting South Africa along with fellow poet Steve Colman.
Sarah Jones Is Pakistani Immigrant “Mohammed Ali” in One-Woman Show
Mohammed Ali, a warm-hearted accountant from Queens and recent immigrant from Pakistan, is an off-Broadway star. As master of ceremonies for a meeting of poets at the ‘Bridge and Tunnel Café,’ he is cracking arcane jokes and winning many hearts as the mainstay of a one-woman [...]Read more
Is she Indian, Pakistani, perhaps Japanese, no, no, Chinese, possibly Latina, most likely African-American or Caribbean? Sarah Jones is none of these and all of these. Perhaps we should call her a world citizen, even if she does carry an American passport.
School and home should be safe for children
Violence against children has gained considerable attention during the ongoing assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Nusa Dua, Bali. On Wednesday, the IPU and Unicef organized a seminar with actress and Unicef spokesperson Sarah Jones addressing her speech on violence against children in schools and at home. [...]
As UNICEF names spokesperson on child violence, UN report offers signs of hope
An update presented to the UN General Assembly today shows that progress is being made towards eradicating some of the worst forms of violence against children. The report comes just as UNICEF has appointed Tony Award-winning actress Sarah Jones as its first Spokesperson [...]