Bridge & Tunnel's Jones at Work on New Lincoln Center Theater Commission

News   Bridge & Tunnel's Jones at Work on New Lincoln Center Theater Commission While her Los Angeles stint of Bridge & Tunnel has been canceled, Tony Award winner Sarah Jones is currently at work on a number of projects.
Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones

Jones recently received a commission from Lincoln Center Theater to write a new piece for the stage — the work will mark her first original stage project in almost four years.

"The opportunity to work with our nation's premiere theater on my next project is an immense honor," said Jones in an e-mail newsletter to her fans. "Among the inspirations for my new work will be some of my current projects. I will be performing my W.K. Kellogg Foundation-commissioned piece A Right To Care on health disparities around the country this fall."

Also among the highlights on her calendar are a special performance in Washington, D.C. at a Service Employees International Union conference and an October performance before Congress as part of her work as an official spokesperson for UNICEF on Violence Against Children.

Jones, who won a Special Tony Award in 2006 for her one-woman show Bridge & Tunnel, was scheduled to play 28 performances at the Brentwood Theatre, Sept. 25-Oct. 21. According to an announcement, "The Los Angeles engagement of Bridge & Tunnel was planned to be the beginning of a tour. When elements of the tour did not fall into place, we realized we would have to postpone the Los Angeles run."

Sarah Jones penned and performed Waking the American Dream, Women Can't Wait and Surface Transit. The actress also appeared in the Spike Lee film "Bamboozled," Off-Broadway in Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues and in her own Bravo television special "The Sarah Jones Show." As a poet, Jones has performed on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam."

For more on the artist, visit her official website at sarahjonesonline.com.