Sarah Montague

Senior Producer

Sarah Montague is in her seventeenth year as producer of the fiction series Selected Shorts for WNYC, and also produces features, dramas, and documentaries.

She is an award-winning producer/director of cultural programming for public radio and audio, including the drama series "The Radio Stage" and the documentaries "Titanic: Unsinkable Myth" and "They Made America" (with Sir Harold Evans).   She contributes cultural features, reviews, and news to a range of programs at WNYC, and to wnyc.org, and curated the spoken-word series "Talk to Me" for the station's culture site.   For WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space she has directed radio plays by Tom Stoppard, as well as the revival of Archibald MacLeish's "The Fall of the City."  The production won a 2009 Gracie Award for Best Drama.  She has recently completed a documentary about Tom Stoppard, "T is for Tom," which will be released some time in 2013.

Montague is a former board member of the Association of Independents in Radio and the National Audio Theatre Festivals, and is on the faculty of Eugene Lang College/The New School, where she teaches a range of radio and audio courses.  She has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. In addition to the Gracie Award, she has been recognized by the International Radio Festival and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.  Montague was also a 1994 Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence.

Sarah Montague appears in the following:

David Suchet Bows Out of Poirot’s Bowler

Friday, October 31, 2014

Television's long-running series about detective Hercule Poirot is almost over. Will Agatha Christie’s main man ever get a re-boot?

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Hollywood's Blonde Obsession

Friday, February 24, 2012

In the movies, blonde is more than just a hair color. “In the mind of the moviegoing male,” says film critic Rafer Guzman, “the blonde is something that you own, that you want to own. She represents something that you’re going to attain … like an expensive watch ..."

Slideshow: Blondes — From Mary Pickford to Rihanna

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Sherlock Holmes as Hamlet

Friday, December 23, 2011

Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the new movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, is the latest actor to take on this iconic role. Guy Ritchie, the film's director, says Holmes' persona is an even divide between enigma and accessibility. WNYC's Sarah Montague traces ...

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Introducing Norman Bates

Friday, June 11, 2010

Throughout the 1950s, reports of sex crime and pathological murder rattled America. "Psycho" both exploits and "explains" one such murder, with a rather heavy-handed psychiatrist. But beyond the screeching violins and the risque shower scene, the movie's real legacy is that Hitchcock makes us care so much about ...

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Sherlock Holmes as Hamlet

Friday, December 25, 2009

Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the new movie "Sherlock Holmes," is the latest actor to take on this iconic role. Guy Ritchie, the film's director, says Holmes' persona is an even divide between enigma and accessibility. WNYC's Sarah Montague traces the character's evolution and ...

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Not Losing His Religion

Friday, February 22, 2008

He was the godfather of science writing. Sir Thomas Browne's exacting observations and gorgeous prose anticipated modern science writers like Rachel Carson, Stephen Jay Gould, and Oliver Sacks. But Browne lived in the 1600s, and his way of reconciling the scriptures with science looks surprisingly like what we ...

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Shakespeare in the Park

Friday, August 25, 2006

Right now, New Yorkers can see Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline performing in Bertolt Brecht's play Mother Courage and Her Children at the fiftieth annual Shakespeare in the Park festival. This isn't the first time a playwright other than Shakespeare has crashed the festival. ...

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Sylvia Miles

Saturday, September 13, 2003

An actress who got her start in Warhol's Factory has acquired the artifacts of her life the way other people acquire fiesta ware or first editions. Produced by Sara Montague.

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Sylvia Miles

Saturday, February 22, 2003

An actress who got her start in Warhol's Factory has acquired the artifacts of her life the way other people acquire fiesta ware or first editions. Produced by Sara Montague.

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Sylvia Miles's Artifacts

Saturday, June 22, 2002

The actress Sylvia Miles, who got her start in Warhol’s Factory, has acquired the artifacts of her life the way other people acquire fiesta ware or first editions. 

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Livestock Portraitist

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Contemporary French photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, takes pictures of champion farm animals that are more like the friezes at the Parthenon or the sculptures of Rodin. Artist Sally Eckhoff watched the photographer work at an agricultural show in Paris. 

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