Acting out

The many voices of Sarah Jones and John Leguizamo

Two of theater’s most outspoken performers discuss how to “persist and resist” in Trump’s America

On Friday at the Women in the World Summit in New York City, Tony-winning writer and performer Sarah Jones sat down with Emmy-winning performer and playwright John Leguizamo. In the end, it wasn’t only Sarah who met with John — she brought along a few of her various alter-egos: Bella, Praveen, Rashid, Habiba, and Lorraine.

Jones is best known to theater audiences for her multi-character, one-person show, Bridge & Tunnel. Originally produced by Meryl Streep, the show gives voice to individuals who live in New York’s outskirts. Leguizamo is also a formidable theatre actor — and talented impersonator. He is currently starring a one-man show, “Latino History for Morons,” which is inspired by the bullying of his son. The duo — in their many voices — talked about racial stereotypes, gender roles, and more.

Watch their meeting, above.

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