Sarah Performs for Sadie Nash Benefit

 

Sadie Nash is an organization that for the past ten years has connected motivated and talented high school girls with prestigious NYC based internships, and helps support this extracurricular work. At our office, we have had several Sadie Nash interns who have gone on to become leaders at their schools and in their communities.

 

To celebrate Sadie Nash and all their Nashers, Sarah performed a short piece, recognizing each of the Ten Unstoppable Sadie Nashers and their incredible achievements.

 

Click here to learn more about The Unstoppables, Sadie Nash and their 10th anniversary benefit (which also featured none other than Emmy Award winning writer, actress and producer Tina Fey!)

Sarah Emcees Equality Now's 20th Anniversary

 

For their 20th anniversary, Equality Now celebrated two decades fighting to end violence and discrimination against women and girls worldwide with a huge bash featuring many supporters including Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Linney, Joss Whedon and music by Natalie Merchant.

 

Sarah was honored to Emcee this momentous occasion and used the opportunity to have her characters speak about the powerful impact Equality Now has had on women and girls' lives around the world.

 

 

 

It was an incredible celebration of an organization that has been near and dear to Sarah's heart for years, and she is looking forward to another twenty years of their extraordinary work--unless of course violence against girls and women is eradicated sooner--nothing would be better than for this work to become obsolete...

 

 

 

Video: Neil Gaiman Teaches Rashid How to Pick Up Women With an English Accent

Welcome to Videos from the Vault--performances of past work Sarah is bringing out from her archives. Back in 2011, Sarah experimented with recording some informal performances with the help of her friends. And this time, friends didn't just mean the people she invents and inhabits.  

For a month long impromptu and improv-ed run of shows at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC, Sarah performed familiar characters, introduced some new ones, and then had them interview celebrity guests. In the video below, watch as Neil Gaiman instructs Sarah's character Rashid on a few key phrases (which Rashid believes will help him become more popular with the ladies). You can watch more of Sarah's characters and their interviews with celebrity guests (including Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem and more) on her video page.

 

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.

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

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).

Sarah and Pak Ok Seon

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.

 

Sarah Jones

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. General admission is $20. Student tickets available night of the show with student ID for $12. All shows begin at 8pm.

Happy New Year!

Details:

Every show at 8pm. Tickets $20 in advance and at the door $12 with student ID the day of the performance

Info: 212.505.8183 Tickets: 212.780.9386

14 performances: 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 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

Sarah Jones 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 Performing in Seattle on August 18th to Benefit Hedgebrook

Sarah Jones

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.