Sarah Jones, the 1997 Nuyorican Grand Slam winner, will present her Surface Transit Aug. 26 for an invited audience at Off-Broadway's American Place Theatre. APT's artistic director Wynn Handman directs.
Transit features slices of the lives of eight ordinary people, old and young, poor and rich, male and female, who are either victims of hate or the victimizers. Jones performs the characters including Miss Lady, an elderly street person, Joe, a racist Italian-American cop, and Rashid, a recovering addict.
Jones, born into a mixed marriage in Baltimore but raised in Queens, is a 25 year old "zebra" as she calls herself. Other projects have included fine-tuning The Capeman, the poetry piece "Blood" and tracks on the hip hop albums, "Eargasms" and "Lyricist Lounge Vol. 1."
Jones will also perform at the Roger Smith Gallery Sept. 29 and Oct. 13.
-- By Christine Ehren