Tony Award-winning performer, writer, director and producer Sarah Jones is best known for the chameleon-like ease with which she slips in and out of characters.

Why you should listen

Known for tour-de-force solo theater shows in which she introduces the audience to an array of provocative and often hilarious characters, Sarah Jones came to prominence with her Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel. Her subsequent play, Sell/Buy/Date, inspired a hybrid documentary movie of the same name. The film, executive produced by Meryl Streep, had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in 2022.

Jones’s acting credits include costarring in the Netflix series On the Verge; she also appeared in Marriage Story and on the final season of Broad City. She recently launched Foment Productions, a social justice-focused entertainment company, while she continues to perform for high-profile audiences around the world. She has also served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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Live from TED

Just and Unjust: A recap of the powerful talks of Session 9 at TED2015

March 19, 2015

Questions of justice and injustice are the most difficult of our world. There’s no app that can fix these things; simple solutions just don’t exist. And yet, we have to try. In these six talks, speakers share their thoughts on large-scale injustices and give their thoughts on how we can start to dismantle them. The echo of […]

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We humans

Future World Problems #fwp

May 2, 2014

In her TED Talk, Sarah Jones channels characters from THE FUTURE. But in the future, turns out, we’re still pretty much the same kinds of people we are today. Sure, we may wear robot fighting exoskeletons -- but we’re still going to war and falling in love and arguing with our moms. And that's great.

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