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Sarah Montague

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A previous generation might have called me a blue-stocking: a well-read woman capable of embracing risky ideas. I am compassionate, exacting, intuitive, and a bit irreverent. In that sense, one’s personality is one’s style, but of course not completely—
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I would like to do the type of work I do do—just more, and bigger. In a thirty year career in radio and audio I have created features and documentaries and plays; produced and directed the longest-running spoken word program in public radio (SELECTED SHORTS); co-founded three podcasts; established a women’s news collective, and taught audio production for nearly two decades. I am variously a senior producer, an associate professor, and a writer/director, and especially attuned to the evolving landscape of audio fiction.

I do this because I love it and there is no better way to tell a story and big or small, and understand the world. The less high falutin’ way to say this is that audio has always called to mind two populist analogies—Mr. Magoo—with every work you step off a ledge and hope to be caught; and Harold and his Purple crayon—if there isn’t a road, isn’t a world, draw it.

And after these last few years there is another imperative. Every one of us is responsible for the world we live in, and for making it better.
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About Sarah

Sarah Montague is an award-winning public radio producer and director of documentary, spoken word, and drama programs, including SELECTED SHORTS, the national broadcast series featuring short fiction in performance; an award-winning revival of Archibald Macleish’s The Fall of the City; and the documentaries Adrienne Rich, They Made America, Titanic: Unsinkable Myth, and “T” is For Tom (Stoppard). Most recently she has directed several audio plays for the podcast series Play for Voices: Ana Candida Carneiro’s That Deep Ocean, Albert Ostermaier’s Anaesthesia, and Pedro M. Víllora’s One Fewer Night in Baghdad (March 2019). Montague has also produced audio theatre readings and live drama at WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Montague’s feature work has been heard on Morning Edition, On the Media; Only a Game; and Studio 360, and at She is a published critic and essayist, and adjunct professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College/The New School, where she co-founded the Internet radio station WNSR New School Radio, teaches courses in media, audio theatre, and journalism, and produces the arts & ideas podcast Exiles on 12th Street. She has also hosted and co-taught several playwrights’ workshops on audio fiction at venues including CUNY-TV and the Center for Investigative Reporting. She is currently at work on a documentary series about literature and war and is a member of the women’s news collective Local Switchboard NYC.



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