Sarah Jones: What does the future hold? 11 characters offer quirky answers
Sarah Jones - Polymorphic playwright
Tony Award-winning monologist, UNICEF ambassador, firebrand and FCC-fighting poet -- Sarah Jones assumes as many roles offstage as on. Full bio
music blasting from stereos.
on people I really know,
know what might be coming.
have been with me for ages,
of being here and everything,
questions, it is very exciting.
when I'm nervous and everything like that,
that we were going to have these questions.
just, like, oh my God, oh my God,
I've had, like, some very,
up here at the same podium,
as you're enjoying yourself
asexual -- I don't know.
the only dude up here right now.
didn't want me to come out last time.
you know what I'm saying.
we was gonna come up here,
shit going on and everything,
like, some random questions,
my top five songs right now
important feminist from, like, history,
but not baldness? What's up with that?"]
have any problem with anybody,
the First Nations community,
as far as diet is concerned,
and other people miserable.
hear y'all ideas worth spreading,
About the speaker:Sarah Jones - Polymorphic playwright
Tony Award-winning monologist, UNICEF ambassador, firebrand and FCC-fighting poet -- Sarah Jones assumes as many roles offstage as on.
Why you should listen
"Chameleon-like" barely describes the astonishing ease with which Sarah Jones slips in and out of the characters in her solo performances -- as many as fourteen personae in her Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel. Critics marvel not only at her ability to perfectly mimic accents and mannerisms, but also to seemingly reshape her body, down to pupils and dimples, in the blink of an eye.
Jones' performances showcase a biting political awareness, and she has received commissions from Equality Now, the Kellogg Foundation and the National Immigration Forum to address issues of injustice and inequality. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has given multiple performances at the White House at the invitation of President and First Lady Obama. Jones is now at work on a new solo show called Sell/Buy/Date, commissioned by the Novo Foundation. She debuted material from it at TED2015. She is also working on a commission for Lincoln Center Theater and a television project based on her characters.
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