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:
Friday, July 25, 2014
Dangerous meals in four works by Henry Miller, Roald Dahl, Etgar Keret, and Robert Coover, with guest host Robert Sean Leonard
Friday, July 18, 2014
A champion cannoli stuffer, and a Mad Hatter, in two stories read by Amber Tamblyn and Christopher Lloyd. Hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Eric Poindexter reads an excerpt from Bad Boy, a memoir by Walter Dean Myers, who died July 1st.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
This story, read by Myra Lucretia Taylor, testifies to the power of South African author and activist Nadine Gordimer, who died July 13th at the age of 90.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Cooking with Nora Ephron, and dining with Emma Bovary.
Sunday, July 06, 2014
The quintessential Parisian schoolgirl was born in New York City.
Friday, July 04, 2014
John Lithgow walks the dog; Rick Moody tweets for love.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Sociologist Colin Jerolmack set out to write a thoughtful book on the changing cityscape — something like Jane Jacobs’ seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities. But that was before a pigeon pooped on him.
He’d been observing changes in a pocket park near Carmine Street on the ...
Friday, June 27, 2014
David Sedaris hosts a tribute to David Rakoff
Friday, June 20, 2014
Love and a long distance runner, love, or chocolate, and love and loose change in three romances.
Friday, June 13, 2014
A bizarre case of vanity, and the funniest ghost story ever from authors Steven Millhauser and Saki.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
There is no sound quite like eight hundred hounds waking up to a crisp spring morning:
They could be heard (no doubt all across the state of Pennsylvania) at the Bryn Mawr Hound Show, which celebrated its hundredth anniversary this May. Hound shows ...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Back to the '80s with Donald Barthelme, Tama Janowitz, Raymond Carver, and Ann Beattie
Friday, May 30, 2014
Bam! Pow! Host Hope Davis offers up tales of super heroes, including Luna Moth — a mousy librarian's seductive, dangerous alter-ego in Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Theater and opera director Anne Bogart argues in a new book that we've deconstructed enough and times call for a different focus.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Holly Hunter performs Munro's "The Moons of Jupiter," and in a story from Ursula K. Le Guin, Eve makes a few changes in Eden.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
In her new book, New Zealand photographer Rachael McKenna captures everything from pampered purebreds to tough mutts across all five boroughs.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Guest host Hope Davis presents a coming-of-age story by Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, and a quirky romance by Aimee Bender.
Friday, May 09, 2014
A feast from the food mag Lucky Peach: Chinese drinking games, killer marmalade, a murderous mushroom, and Marc Maron's cookware.
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Seven years ago, Steve Shultis came upon an ad in a store in the Hudson Valley area where he lives with his family offering two adult Nubian ewes, or female goats, to a “good family.” After what Shultis, who is New York Public Radio's chief technology officer, describes as a ...