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[illustration: Mark Twain and Lily Tomlin]

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The Mark Twain Prize (2003)

The All-Star Cast

Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones is a playwright, poet, actor and activist. She attended Bryn Mawr College where she was the recipient of the Mellon Minority Fellowship, then returned to her native New York City and began writing and performing. Her three solo shows, Surface Transit, Women Can't Wait and Waking the American Dream have garnered numerous honors, including a Helen Hayes Award, HBO's Aspen Comedy Arts Festival's "Best One Person Show" Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination. Jones's shows have enjoyed sold-out runs at The Kennedy Center, Berkeley Repertory Theater and the American Place Theater, among others, and have been presented for such audiences as the United Nations, the Supreme Court of Nepal and members of the U.S. Congress. Jones's commitment to activism through art has earned her grants from the Ford Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and others. She recently made history by suing the FCC for its ban of her celebrated poem/song "Your Revolution" and eventually forced reversal of the decision. She is currently at work on her fourth play and a television project for Bravo.