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.
David Sedaris ushers in stories about tough choices, and describes a serious (not) wardrobe crisis.
Best-selling fantasy writer Neil Gaiman presents two provocative stories about wish fulfillment, and chats with SHORTS' literary commentator, and novelist, Hannah Tinti.
A writers' model, Alex Karpovsky reads some extremely creative writing by Etgar Keret, Joan Didion tells us how she did it, TC Boyle dates Jane Austen.
We celebrate American master John Updike with readings by Jane Kaczmarek (guest host) and Oscar-winning actress Sally Field
Guest host Wyatt Cenac presents tangled tales by T.C. Boyle, Thomas Meehan, and Jane Austen--in twenty tweets. Really.
A long marriage and the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of the nuclear age in stories hosted by Wyatt Cenac.
Wyatt Cenac hosts stories by Toure, George Saunders, and Shirley Jackson
Celebrate Halloween with guest host Wyatt Cenac. Listen to an hilarious Frankenstein parody by Robertson Davies, and hear Cenac read Edgar Allan Poe's revenge tale, "The Cask of Amontillado."
Robert Sean Leonard hosts three stories about revolution, and Edie Falco makes her SHORTS debut.
The writer and director Alex Karpovsky, who portrays Ray on the HBO series "Girls," is making his first appearance at the festival and he's a little nervous about it.
“Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone…” in this case, a celebration of the great American humorist James Thurber by guest host comedian Wyatt Cenac.
Guest host David Sedaris presents a program of stories by the legendary wit, Dorothy Parker
Guest host Cynthia Nixon introduces two tales of avarice and pretension among the well-heeled and well-born.
Adult children untangle their pasts in two stories about fateful marriages and what comes down from parents to children.
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.
“He doesn’t know he’s small, he doesn’t know he has a pushed-in face—he thinks he’s Mr. America.”
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.
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.
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.