Sarah Montague is in her seventeenth year as producer of the fiction series Selected Shorts for WNYC.
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:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
To help celebrate Grand Central Terminal's 100th anniversary, some horses will be grazing and walking around the Beaux-Arts station. It's part of an installation and performance piece by artist Nick Cave.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
“He doesn’t know he’s small, he doesn’t know he has a pushed-in face—he thinks he’s Mr. America.”
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The season is here. The time is now. When the top dogs are separated from the under dogs and only one canine wins best in show. Last night was the finale of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. And of 2,700 entrants, an affenpinscher named Banana Joe was deemed the best.
Monday, February 04, 2013
The Super Bowl may be the most watched television event of the year, but that doesn’t mean that other networks don’t try their best to lure viewers. The most talked-about counter programming to the Super Bowl last night, the ninth Animal Planet Puppy Bowl, garnered millions of viewers.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A rare first edition of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” will be auctioned on Thursday, January 24, by Swann Galleries on East 25thStreet as part of a sale of 20th century illustration including original art and books. The sale will showcase a collection of works by the late children’s book author and illustrator owned by the late bookseller Reed Orenstein.
Friday, September 14, 2012
In 1976, the New York premiere of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s “Einstein on the Beach” captivated audiences, polarized critics and put both artists on the map of contemporary performance art. In four-and-a half hours, its famously reductive score, enigmatic text and limpid, tensile choreography (by Lucinda Childs) teases out the meaning of the time/space continuum.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Geoffrey Rush is one of Australia’s most celebrated exports, a protean character actor whose roles have ranged from the mentally frail pianist David Helfgott (his Oscar-winning performance in “Shine”) to George VI’s speech therapist Lionel Logue (“The King’s Speech”) to the Marquis de Sade (“Quills”).
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
There are many definitions of comedy, and one is when circumstances are ripe for tragedy, but it fails to materialize. Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov’s tale of disappointed love and disappointed lives on a declining country estate, currently playing Lincoln Center Festival, is a comedy.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A 450-pound bronze sculpture was unveiled on Wednesday at New York City’s Fire Museum on Spring Street. “From Ashes to Answers,” which depicts a firefighter and his dog, was the inspiration of Jerry Means, a former fireman and arson investigation agent in Colorado.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
A new exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum called “Churchill: The Power of Words,” which showcased his long, celebrated career as a statesman, writer, and orator, opened on Friday. The show kicked off with a lecture by Churchill’s granddaughter, The Hon. Celia Sandys.
Friday, June 01, 2012
On Sunday, a joyous flotilla of 1,000 vessels will process up London's River Thames in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Here in New York, a smaller flotilla will also pass the Statue of Liberty on Sunday to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
As part of the recent PEN World Voices Festival, Polish journalist and author Wojciech Jagielski was interviewed by Joel Whitney, a founding editor of Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics. Listen to the talk between Jagielski and Whitney.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Hugo Hamilton read from his book, “The Speckled People,” as part of the PEN World Voices Festival on May 3. Hear Hamilton comment on and read from his memoir at Ireland House.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 86th birthday on April 21, and the entire Commonwealth is preparing to honor her on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee on June 5. So a look at the future of the British monarchy is timely, and one take on this rich topic was offered at Bonham’s New York auction house.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The image of a hood bird of prey, poised on the hand of its master or mistress, is often linked to the medieval age of chivalry. But in fact the sport of falconry is among the oldest forms of hunting practiced today. Learn more about the ancient flight of falconry and see photos of birds of prey here.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Just for the record, the man who wrote, “April is the cruelest month” — this was before April was “National Poetry Month” — T.S. Eliot, was then a bank clerk. Chaucer was a civil servant and Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Listen to the radio documentary “Titanic: Unsinkable Myth,” first broadcast in 1997 and slightly updated here, which explores the artistic legacy of the ocean liner.
Monday, April 09, 2012
This April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a maritime calamity that has resonated throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, inspiring hundreds of books and famous films like “A Night To Remember” and James Cameron’s hugely successful “Titanic,” which has just been re-released in 3-D. Most of these stories focus on the experiences of the passengers, but this special webcast offers a different perspective, in a micro fiction by Jesse Lee Kercheval.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Lucille Fletcher was born 100 ago today. A demure Vassar graduate from a working class family, Brooklyn-born Fletcher was the author of two of the most famous radio dramas of all time — “The Hitchhiker” and “Sorry, Wrong Number.” Listen to audio clips here.
Monday, March 05, 2012
The Center for New York City Affairs recently hosted a forum to review the connection between child welfare and juvenile justice in New York City and the state. Listen to the forum here.