Kenneth Jones is a New York City-based playwright, lyricist and freelance theatre journalist. ByKennethJones.com 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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Utah Reading of Kenneth Jones’ “Two Henrys” To Feature Lesley Fera, Susan Pellegrino, Robert Scott Smith

Utah Reading of Kenneth Jones’ “Two Henrys” To Feature Lesley Fera, Susan Pellegrino, Robert Scott Smith

January 25th, 2016

Actors Lesley Fera, Susan Pellegrino and Robert Scott Smith will be in a Pioneer Theatre Company rehearsal studio with playwright Kenneth Jones and director Karen Azenberg starting Feb. 1 for a weeklong developmental reading of Jones’ new play Two Henrys. The family drama, getting three public script-in-hand presentations Feb. 5-6, is thecontinue reading→

NYC’s Ground UP Fest Reads Plays by Hal Corley, Catya McMullen, Brian Sutow and Sean Williams

NYC’s Ground UP Fest Reads Plays by Hal Corley, Catya McMullen, Brian Sutow and Sean Williams

January 24th, 2016

New plays by Catya McMullen, Sean Williams, Brian Sutow and Hal Corley will be heard in February in the 2016 From the Ground UP New Works Reading Festival, an annual series by Ground UP Productions, the Off-Off-Broadway company known for its indie spirit presenting crisp productions of such plays as Jane Martin’scontinue reading→

NYC’s Crowded Outlet Will Read Jeff Talbott’s “Elliot” and Premiere Josh Tobiessen’s “Lone Star Spirits”

NYC’s Crowded Outlet Will Read Jeff Talbott’s “Elliot” and Premiere Josh Tobiessen’s “Lone Star Spirits”

January 19th, 2016

A reading of Jeff Talbott’s new play Elliot is on the inaugural 2016 calendar of Crowded Outlet, a fresh New York City not-for-profit theatre company devoted to developing and producing new works that draw from a diverse pool of artists. Artistic director Wes Grantom will direct the public reading of Talbott’s darkly comiccontinue reading→

"Alabama Story": A New Play About Books, Race, Censorship and the American Character

January 12th, 2016

Alabama Story, a new six-actor play by Kenneth Jones, had its world premiere Jan. 9-24, 2015, at Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT. Artistic director Karen Azenberg directed the production, which earned rave reviews, standing ovations and unprecedented ticket sales for a new work at PTC. The play earned the highestcontinue reading→

T.J. Brady’s “Two Dollar Bill,” About a Lie in Academia, Premieres at Pioneer Theatre Company

T.J. Brady’s “Two Dollar Bill,” About a Lie in Academia, Premieres at Pioneer Theatre Company

January 11th, 2016

A respected professor falls from grace when his lack of academic credentials is revealed T.J. Brady’s four-actor drama Two Dollar Bill, getting its world premiere by Utah’s Pioneer Theatre Company Jan. 15-30. Turns out Professor Bill Dudley never earned an undergraduate degree, but that didn’t stop him from rising through graduate schoolcontinue reading→

New Plays By Kenneth Jones, Sarah Bierstock and Tim Slover Picked for Pioneer's 2016 Play-By-Play Series

New Plays By Kenneth Jones, Sarah Bierstock and Tim Slover Picked for Pioneer's 2016 Play-By-Play Series

January 8th, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City will welcome playwrights Sarah Bierstock, Kenneth Jones and Tim Slover for separate weeklong residencies this winter for the third annual Play-By-Play series of developmental readings. The titles in the 2016 slate — Bierstock's Honor Killing, Jones' Two Henrys and Slover's March Tale — were announcedcontinue reading→

"Naughty/Nice" Musical Published by Steele Spring Stage Rights; Available for Holiday 2016 Licensing

December 27th, 2015

Naughty/Nice, a musical comedy revue featuring four adult performers playing a multitude of twisted, profane and heartbreakingly desperate children writing letters to Santa Claus, joined the growing catalog of Steele Spring Stage Rights in late 2015, making the property available for licensing in 2016 and beyond. The 90-minute piano-and-voice musical by lyricistcontinue reading→

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