Sarah Montague is in her seventeenth year as producer of the fiction series Selected Shorts for WNYC, and also produces features, dramas, and documentaries.
She is an award-winning producer/director of cultural programming for public radio and audio, including the drama series "The Radio Stage" and the documentaries "Titanic: Unsinkable Myth" and "They Made America" (with Sir Harold Evans). She contributes cultural features, reviews, and news to a range of programs at WNYC, and to wnyc.org, and curated the spoken-word series "Talk to Me" for the station's culture site. For WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space she has directed radio plays by Tom Stoppard, as well as the revival of Archibald MacLeish's "The Fall of the City." The production won a 2009 Gracie Award for Best Drama. She has recently completed a documentary about Tom Stoppard, "T is for Tom," which will be released some time in 2013.
Montague is a former board member of the Association of Independents in Radio and the National Audio Theatre Festivals, and is on the faculty of Eugene Lang College/The New School, where she teaches a range of radio and audio courses. She has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. In addition to the Gracie Award, she has been recognized by the International Radio Festival and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Montague was also a 1994 Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence.
Sarah Montague appears in the following:
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Too much pastry and Alice’s other restaurant.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Lydia Davis complains about peas; Nora Ephron complains about recipes; Madame Bovary complains about marriage.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Magic shoes, weird dreams, and the problem with babies.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Echo-locating in mysterious Hong Kong, and Helen Keller embraces New York.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
A moon voyage with Radiolab, and a trip to Venus with Ray Bradbury, are what we offer on this fantastical program, hosted by B.D. Wong.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
A seafaring mouse, a lovesick boy, an amazing fortune, and flying high, in four tales of adventure.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Queen Elizabeth’s recipe for scones, Eudora Welty’s job application, Virginia Woolf’s goodbye, and Elvis wants to be a federal agent in readings from the blog Letters of Note.
Friday, May 29, 2015
The WNYC cultural reporter first read Sybille Bedford's novel when she was 18. Listen to her comment on the text and read some of her favorite passages.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
War games, honoring a father, and what celebrity chefs get up to.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Drastic solutions, last chances, and it’s too late, in three stories hosted by Wyatt Cenac.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Over the centuries, hawks have held a special fascination for us: the connection between falconers and their birds run so deep that the animal holds a prominent place in art.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Guest host Jane Curtin presents a tribute to a long-time friend of SELECTED SHORTS, Leonard Nimoy, with two of his best readings.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Thinking of blue, a French summer, and surreal home lives.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Knitting for life, and a Biblical game-changer.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
A bad babysitting gig; Walter Mitty conquers all; a future where walking is illegal; and a duck with nine lives.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Love can be funny, even when it’s not.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
More readings from the bestselling Women in Clothes, and a hat is kidnapped.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Guest host John Lithgow introduces two stories with strong women.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Big moments in small lives in stories by Teju Cole and Salman Rushdie.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Your philosophy about how a communal fridge should be used says a lot about how you think society should function. Sporkful listeners call in with contrasting perspectives.