Solo performer Sarah Jones has brought her monologue, Surface Transit, to Off-Off-Broadway's P.S. 122 for a run June 14-Aug. 26, officially opening June 18. The show had initially been targeting Off-Broadway's American Place Theatre and had a presentation there for an invited audience last August. According to spokespersons at the Karpel Group press office, Gloria Feliciano is directing and Danny Hoch (Some People) producing the piece by Jones, a 1997 Nuyorican Grand Slam winner.
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 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."
For information on Surface Transit at P.S. 122, 150 First Ave (9th Street), call (212) 477-5288.
-- By David Lefkowitz
and Christine Ehren