For episode 143 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with Sarah Jones. Sarah is a Tony® Award-winning performer, writer, comedian and activist. Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times , Sarah is known for her multi-character, one-person shows, including Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel , and the critically-acclaimed show Sell/Buy/Date . She has given multiple main-stage TED Talks garnering millions of views and performed for President and First Lady Obama at the White House. Sarah recently launched Foment Productions, a social justice-focused entertainment company aligned with her progressive, intersectional activism. She has appeared in film and TV projects ranging from Sesame Street to Marriage Story, and she will next be seen in an upcoming Netflix dramedy series, On the Verge.
This is the sixteenth episode of the Real Change Podcast Series. In this conversation, Sarah and Sharon speak about Sarah’s path and how contemplative practices have informed her work as a writer, director and actor. They discuss the idea of creativity as an act of social action, as well as some of the themes from “Real Change.” Sarah shares about her journey with self-love, and how she find resilience and joy.
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