In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular character range. (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 21:00.) Watch Sarah Jones’ talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate […]Continue reading
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 off-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 the official spokesperson on violence against children for UNICEF, and performs globally to focus awareness on child abuse. She's 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 commissioned by the Novo Foundation, as well as a commission for Lincoln Center Theater, and a television project based on her characters.