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Sarah Montague

Senior Producer

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:

Against All Odds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Growing up with snakes, and beating the odds.

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Offering Salvation in a Bar: The Iceman Cometh

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Nathan Lane has something to sell, and you don’t want it, in Eugene O’Neill’s great American tragedy.

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A Young Reporter on the Scene at Meet the Breeds

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In case you missed it, fuzzy pups of all sorts came to to Pier 92 during the Westminster dog show festivities, and we sent 7-year-old reporter Kai Robin to investigate.

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A Best in Show Beagle and Plenty of #WestminsterRejects

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

At this year's Westminster dog show there were nearly 3,000 entrants, but only one winner: A beagle named Miss P. Listeners like you have also been sharing photos of your own pups.

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On the Line at the Westminster Kennel Club

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

'It's an extreme sport for the audience as much as for the dogs."

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Still Winners: Westminster Champions in Retirement

Monday, February 16, 2015

Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show winners go on to become therapy dogs, working mothers, and lawn potatoes.

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Missed Connections

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Finding the girl of your dreams; losing the boy of your dreams; extreme closure, and close encounters with a celeb.

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One More Thing with BJ Novak

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The hare beats the tortoise, great writers steal—literally—and a brand-name cereal can change your life, in three antic tales from BJ Novak.

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David Rakoff Remembered

Thursday, January 29, 2015

David Sedaris, who was a friend of the late David Rakoff’s, praises him as a “lover of language” who “could read anything" in this special tribute episode.

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Lost and Found

Thursday, January 22, 2015

An abduction, a rejection, and a reconciliation in three stories presented by David Sedaris.

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Dilemmas: What Would You Do?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about difficult choices.

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Family Ties

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Dogs are love, wacky wedding announcements, and a father-son story.

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The Persistence of Memory: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The conclusion of James Joyce’s classic story of family, memory, and lost love.

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Ho, Ho, Huh? Selected Shorts for Christmas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas spirit and a little Scrooge-ness from Calvin Trillin.

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Fear and Loathing with Hunter S. Thompson

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On the road with Hunter S. Thompson, a bright red car, and lots of illegal substances.

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Love Songs and Other Promises

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Love in a cave, love in a whale, love in a hurry.

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So You Want to Change the World?

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hope and anger in the 1960s.

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Queens and Babies

Friday, November 21, 2014

Up all night with a new mother, and epic chick lit, in two stories hosted by Cynthia Nixon.

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Social Climbers

Friday, November 14, 2014

Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about how the rich aren’t like you and me.

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The Play That Changed Tom Stoppard

Sunday, November 02, 2014

"The Real Thing," which is back on Broadway, shows the emotional side of the famous playwright of cerebral works. 

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