Recent News: April 27-30, 2014

April 27-30, 2014
Performing and teaching at The American School in Switzerland in Montagnola, Switzerland!
Sarah spent a week as the artist in residence at TASIS, at one of the most beautiful school campuses she has ever seen! Much thanks to Peter Locke and the other organizers.

Recent News: April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014
Performing at Brown University in Providence, RI!
Sarah returned to her alma mater tonight for her first performance back at Brown since she graduated. Of the amazing, emotional evening, Sarah wrote this and shared it on her facebook page:

Way back when I was an undergraduate sophomore at Brown University, Phil Kaye and I worked really hard to help bring a group of big-name spoken word poets to Brown. It was the first time Brown had ever hosted guest poets for a show. We booked Salomon 101, the largest venue on campus, and then spent weeks agonizing that it was a stupid thing to have done because we were sure we would never fill it. On the night of the show, 600 people lined up outside the auditorium. The line wound all the way down the Main Green and out the gate. It was a packed house, and the poets who performed that night said it was one of the best shows of their lives. The audience too, came out with rave reviews. I remember it as one of my proudest moments in school: that I had helped share poetry with this many people.

This Thursday night, I performed at Brown for the first time since I graduated. All week I stressed about the homecoming. I had such high expectations and wanted to do right by this place and the people that have meant so much to me. When I arrived an hour early to do my sound check in Salomon 101, I came through Faunce Arch to discover students already lined up down the Main Green, out the gate. My breath caught in my throat. The visual was such a strong visceral memory for me, I had to sneak inside and sit down, where I instantly broke into tears. Things come full circle.

The show was utter joy from beginning to end. But that line meant more to me than any ovation or award or Amazon list. It reminded me how lucky I am to find people who will listen. To me, and also to each other. It was fellow Brown students who first expressed faith in the crazy dreams I had back in college, and many of them have continued to be my support system long after school. How lucky I have been every step of this journey. Thank you to everyone who came out for Thursday’s show, you helped give me one of the happiest moments of my whole life.

Recent News: April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014
Performing and teaching at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in St. Louis, MO!
This was Sarah’s first visit to St. Louis, and even though it was a quick stop, she loved meeting everyone at MICDS, and getting to break in the new performance space!

April 24, 2014

Performing and teaching at Brown University in Providence, RI!
Sarah is excited to return to her alma mater for a performance celebrating the release of her new book, “No Matter the Wreckage!” The performance is free and open to the public! Plus, if you are currently a Brown or RISD student, you can also apply to be a part of Sarah’s spoken word poetry workshop Thursday afternoon from 3pm-4pm. To apply for a (limited!) spot in the workshop, students should fill in this form.

The evening event will take place in Salomon Hall on campus. Doors open at 7:30pm, student performers begin at 8pm, followed by the wonderful poet Charlotte Abotsi, and then Sarah’s performance. Afterward, she will hold a brief Q&A followed by a book signing. More info here!

Recent News: April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014
Featuring at Loser Slam in Redbank, NJ!
The first feature Sarah ever did, back when she was a teenager, was at Loser Slam! It was lovely to make a return visit and hang out with some of her favorite folks. Extra thanks to Nicole Homer, Chad Anderson, and Mary-Cae Vignolini!

May 21, 2014

Performing with Zack Rogow for Taylor Mali’s Page Meets Stage in NYC!
Sarah is excited to be sharing the stage with Zack Rogow as part of the “Page Meets Stage” series, hosted by Taylor Mali! The show is open to the public at 8 pm, at the DL LOUNGE (95 DELANCEY & LUDLOW) and is . If you order your tickets early by clicking here, you get a 25% discount! You can also call 646-543-5232 for more info.

Recent News: April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014
Performing at Studio 1398 in Vancouver, BC!
Sarah and Phil put on a great show for a packed house at Studio 1398 on Granville Island! Much thanks to Sarah Shandl and the folks at “Vancouver, We Love You”!

Recent News: April 10-11, 2014

April 10-11, 2014
Performing and teaching at St. George’s School in Vancouver, BC!
Phil and Sarah had a lovely visit at St. George’s for their Artsweek, which welcomed a whole bunch of other fantastic artists and authors. Thank you to the organizers!

Recent News: April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014
Performing and teaching at Severna Park High School in Severna Park, MD!
Sarah and Phil spent the day with Severna Park students and staff as part of their S.T.A.R. week. Sarah was also treated to an amazing performance by the Dance Company’s choreographed version of her poem, “B”!

Recent News: April 5-6, 2014

April 5, 2014
Maybe Performing at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA. But Maybe Not.
Sarah may have performed at Swarthmore College, to a wonderful room full of warm and lovely students. And she may have also taught a workshop the next morning. But maybe not. Nobody can say for sure. (Photo by Martin Silva)