Kenneth Jones is a New York City-based playwright, lyricist and freelance theatre journalist. is the official website about his creative work, but it also serves as a blog about new American plays and musicals, dramatists, theatre people, creative expression and events, and as an archive of some of his past reporting.  His works for the stage include continue→

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"I Grant I Am a Woman" CD Project Lends Potent Soundscape to Shakespeare's Women

September 11th, 2014

The women of Shakespeare's plays will be given fresh voice in a new recording project called "I Grant I Am a Woman" by Chicago theatre artists Corliss Preston, Michelle Shupe and John Slywka.

The CD will include voices from the great ladies of the Bard's canon — including Julius Caesar's Portia, whose words werecontinue reading→

"Alabama Story" Creative Team Includes James Noone, Phil Monat, Brenda Van der Wiel, Josh Hight

August 25th, 2014

The production team of Pioneer Theatre Company's 2015 world premiere staging of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones will feature scenic designer James Noone, lighting designer Phillip Monat, costume designer Brenda L. Van der Wiel, sound designer Joshua C. Hight and stage manager JP Pollard.

PTC artistic director Karen Azenberg will direct the six-actorcontinue reading→

Matthew-Lee Erlbach's

Matthew-Lee Erlbach's "A Neighbor in the Area" Charts Taboo Affair; NYC Reading Is Aug. 27

August 19th, 2014

Matthew-Lee Erlbach, the feverishly imaginative mind behind the webseries "Roger, the Chicken" and the plays Kevin Lamb, Handbook for an American Revolutionary and Eager to Lose, will hear his new play, A Neighbor in the Area, about a woman's unusual affair, in a Manhattan reading Aug. 27.

Here’s how the play is billed:continue reading→

Shelving Non-Fiction, Mark St. Germain Creates Original Characters for

Shelving Non-Fiction, Mark St. Germain Creates Original Characters for "Dancing Lessons"

August 12th, 2014

Mark St. Germain, the prolific playwright who has turned to such real-life figures as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Sigmund Freud, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Ernest Hemingway to populate his fact-inspired plays, now creates a fully original twosome for Dancing Lessons, his eighth world premiere for Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA. Performancescontinue reading→

Playwright Brett Neveu Talks About

Playwright Brett Neveu Talks About "The Opponent," His Two-Hander With Boxing Gloves

July 31st, 2014

Chicago playwright Brett Neveu never actually put on boxing gloves and stepped into the ring while he was crafting what would become his acclaimed two-character play, The Opponent, for Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre and now in New York City. Although he drew on research with fight-industry folk, he mostly dug intocontinue reading→

"Murder For Two" Creators Kinosian & Blair Will Take a Shot at New Backstage Musical Comedy

July 13th, 2014

Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian, the award-winning musical comedy writers whose buoyantly funny and brightly melodic Murder For Two completed an eight-month Off-Broadway run on June 29, have a new musical waiting in the wings — and it happens to be about, well, a musical waiting in the wings. They shared somecontinue reading→

Playwright Sean Grennan Talks About

Playwright Sean Grennan Talks About "The Tin Woman," a Medical Transplant Comedy With Heart

June 28th, 2014

The thumping noise you hear coming from the Midwest in early summer is the sound of a human heartbeat in the world premiere of Sean Grennan's The Tin Woman, a rueful comedy about a post-op heart transplant recipient who decides to meet the family of the late organ donor. Peninsula Players, thecontinue reading→

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