Sarah Jones

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The New York Times recently did a profile on Sarah Jones, a playwright and performer whose one-woman shows have captivated audiences. Her 2006 show, “Bridge and Tunnel”, won a Tony Award. About her identity, she explains:

“My grandmothers are Irish-American and German-American; my grandfather is from the Caribbean,” Ms. Jones said. “My father is African-American. My family looked funny. I just started naturally imitating whoever I was talking to. I didn’t want to be a phony, but I felt very authentic in the moment. I don’t think of it as having a fractured self, but as having many interconnecting selves, concentric identities.”

Here’s a video of her work featured at a TED conference:

 

 

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