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.
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 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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 on Violence against Children.
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 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.