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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:

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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David Suchet Bows Out of Poirot’s Bowler

Friday, October 31, 2014

Television's long-running series about detective Hercule Poirot is almost over. Will Agatha Christie’s main man ever get a re-boot?

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Dreaming Out Loud: Neil Gaiman’s Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014

Neil Gaiman offers up the end of the world, a secret society, and an igloo made of books in this holiday special.

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Selected Shorts: Writers on the Art of Writing

Friday, October 24, 2014

Molly Giles, Etgar Keret, Joan Didion and TC Boyle on the art of writing.

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Selected Shorts: Tiny But Mighty: Stories by Lydia Davis

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tiny tales from Lydia Davis, and the angst of high school reunion from John Updike.

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Cats vs. Dogs at The New Yorker Festival

Friday, October 10, 2014

The ultimate smackdown: Jill Abramson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Joyce Carol Oates are among those debating cats versus dogs at the New Yorker Festival.

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Selected Shorts: Chance Encounters

Friday, October 10, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories about chance meetings at night.

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Selected Shorts: Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents a celebration of Greenwich Village—bad girls, smart girls, beatniks, Bob Dylan, and the Village Halloween Parade are all remembered fondly.

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It's Raining Cats and Dogs in the Theater

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Broadway revival of “You Can’t Take It With You” is the latest production to include animals, in a long tradition that goes back to ancient cultures. 

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