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Sarah Jones        

Tony Award-winning Solo Performer, Writer, Comedian & Activist

Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony Award-winning solo performer, writer, comedian and activist. She recently made her debut as a film director with the hybrid documentary Sell/Buy/Date, in which she stars alongside the multicultural characters she’s known for. The film, which is executive produced by Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, world premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, then made its theatrical debut in October 2022 and is now streaming widely.

Jones is mainly known for her multi-character one-person shows, including Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, also originally produced by Streep, and the critically-acclaimed play Sell/Buy/Date, which inspired the film. She has also appeared in various projects for the large and small screen, including co-starring (alongside with Elisabeth Shue, Giovanni Ribisi, and Julie Delpy) in the Netflix series "On the Verge;" Noah Baumbach’s Oscar-nominated film Marriage Story opposite Scarlett Johansson, and on TV shows ranging from "Sesame Street" to "Broad City."

Renowned as “a one-woman global village,” Jones has given multiple main-stage TED Talks garnering millions of views, performed for various events for President and First Lady Obama at the White House, and given a performance at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as the first artist on its stage normally reserved for heads of state. Jones has also been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, raising awareness of gender, ethnic, racial, and economic injustice in the United States and globally.

The daughter of two physicians, Jones was educated at The United Nations School and Bryn Mawr College, which contributed to her becoming a vocal advocate for women and girls, especially those from marginalized communities. Early in her career, Jones’ work included theatrical runs and commissions from institutions such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The NoVo Foundation, Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Market Theater in South Africa, and numerous theaters in Europe and Asia, all following her beginnings in slam poetry at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York, and a battle with the FCC over censorship of her poem/song "Your Revolution.”

Most recently, Jones launched Foment Productions, a social justice-focused entertainment company aligned with her progressive activism, with Sell/Buy/Date as its first production.

Speech Topics

Celebrating Diversity

Sarah Jones is enlightening and entertaining as she utilizes her Tony Award-winning acting prowess to transform into more than 20 different fictional characters on stage. Through their eyes, she offers rapid-fire perspectives on the some of the most pressing issues of the day. From the economic environment to the political and societal mood of the country, her characters deliver an eye-opening glimpse into what today’s multicultural population is really thinking and the effects of different issues on their communities. Called a “whizz-bang creative tour de force” by TED, her characters help us step outside of how we see the world – and each other, as she dives into topics (selected by her audience) as diverse as healthcare, jobs, generational issues, the environment, sports, business development, and more.

Celebrating an Industry, Company, or Product

In a one-woman show, Tony Award-winning actress Sarah Jones tailors a presentation focused on your industry, company, or product. Delivering insights and truisms from the perspective of her many characters, Jones combines research and personality to create a truly unique performance. From a spunky Latina and a senior citizen to male cop and an Indian human rights aide, she gives voice to your members, customers, or stakeholders. Meryl Streep said, “When I first saw her, I thought no one else has that deep an understanding of people.”

Adapting characters to the specific event, industry, issue, or product, hers is not one-size-fits-all performance. With the right parameters (voices, demographics, issues to highlight, organizational or event goals, and/or messaging), she tailors her performance to the audience, themes, and objectives of the event. She can also represent an organization’s different customer profiles or the different nationalities present at a multicultural event. Sarah Jones offers a unique way to have a good time while talking about and celebrating the issues important to her audience.

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