Episode #9

Sarah Jones

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Sarah Jones Playwright and actress Sarah Jones (Courtesy of the Artist)

Playwright and stage actress Sarah Jones dexterously hops from one character to the next. In her one-woman shows, she seamlessly slips into characters of different class, race and gender backgrounds. Her award-winning multi-character performances cover topics such as sex work, post-9/11 America and racism in the healthcare system and illuminate the differences and strengths between one another. Jones and Davis talk self-worth and self-love in a culture that teaches self-alienation.

"Hurt people hurt people. But guess what? Free people free people. And if I can find the space within where I am free no matter what, where I can find the Mandela on my own scale. All of a sudden, I am a free radical. In a good way. [...] And by the way, this does not elevate me to sainthood. I am messy. I still get in the car and be cranky if the traffic, etc. But just to see it. Just to have enough space and a pause. Get still. What is so unforgivable about this moment?" -Sarah Jones

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Hosted by:

Helga Davis

Produced by:

Julia Alsop

Editors:

Alex Ambrose

Contributors:

Curtis Macdonald

Comments [1]

Daedalus from Brooklyn

This was a really fantastic, transcendent episode.
Thank you for creating this podcast!

Jan. 19 2017 04:59 PM

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