Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance, Theatre – performance

Sarah Jones

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance, Theatre – performance
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2011, 2013

Sarah Jones is a Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright and performer. She is perhaps best known to theater audiences for her multi-character, one-person show Bridge & Tunnel, which was originally produced by Oscar-winner Meryl Streep and became a critically acclaimed hit on Broadway. Jones is also known to many for her popular TEDtalks given at the world renowned annual TED conference, which have more than 2 million views, and she was recently invited to The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland where she was honored to be the first artist to perform on a stage normally reserved for Heads of State and captains of industry. She is currently completing her new one-woman show, Sell/Buy/Date, which tackles issues of human trafficking and the sex trade, and is a commission for the NoVo Foundation.

Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times and described by The New Yorker as a “multicultural mynah bird who lays our nation before us with gorgeous, pitch-perfect impersonations of the rarely heard or dramatized,” Jones and her work are known for their humanitarian approach to character and story through the lens of multiculturalism, both in the U.S. and globally.



Sarah Jones worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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