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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Jeff Talbott, Enid Graham, David Cote, James Still Among 2015 National Playwrights Conference Finalists

Jeff Talbott, Enid Graham, David Cote, James Still Among 2015 National Playwrights Conference Finalists

April 21st, 2015

Enid Graham, Jeff Talbott, David Cote, Joshua Rollins, James Still and Jon Marans — writers whose work I've admired over the years — are among the 60 finalists of the 2015 National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut. Their work, selected in a blind submission and adjudication process thatcontinue reading→

"It Happened One Christmas," New Holiday Musical Conceived by Karen Azenberg & Kenneth Jones, to Premiere at Pioneer Theatre

April 15th, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company artistic director Karen Azenberg will collaborate with playwright Kenneth Jones on an original holiday musical called It Happened One Christmas, to premiere in December 2015 at the Salt Lake City resident theatre. Under Azenberg's direction, the world premiere of Jones' play Alabama Story became the highest-grossing new play incontinue reading→

Playwright Bess Wohl Talks About the Gold of Silence in

Playwright Bess Wohl Talks About the Gold of Silence in "Small Mouth Sounds"

April 15th, 2015

Time is running out to see the world premiere production of Bess Wohl's beguiling, mostly silent, play Small Mouth Sounds, an ensemble character study set at a rural wellness retreat attended by aching city folk who are seeking relief from the pain of the cement jungle. The tragic-comic look at misfits strugglingcontinue reading→

"The Road to Where," Cass Morgan's Solo Musical Play, Leads to Home, Roots and Family at Geva Theatre

April 8th, 2015

Cass Morgan, the Broadway actress and songwriter whose soulful, crystalline voice has brought texture to musicals in Manhattan and regionally, is back in her native Rochester, NY, rehearsing The Road to Where, her own musical memoir inspired by real events, places and people in her life. Geva Theatre Center is presenting thecontinue reading→

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

April 2nd, 2015

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→

"Crotched Mountain," the Sequel to Charles Morey's "Granite State," Gets NYC Reading April 13

April 1st, 2015

Playwright Charles Morey was so in love with the characters he created in his comedy The Granite State that he is going back for seconds. In April, the dramatist known for original works (Laughing Stock) and adaptations (Figaro) will hear a first reading of Crotched Mountain, the sequel to his New Hampshire-setcontinue reading→

David Meyers'

David Meyers' "Broken" Explores Mind of Young Mass Murderer, April 9-26 in NYC

March 30th, 2015

A prison doctor's encounter with a young man who shot and killed 17 people at a shopping mall is at the center of Broken, a new play getting an Equity showcase staging April 9-26 in Manhattan. Playwright-actor David Meyers plays the killer opposite Michael Pemberton as the shrink who takes an interestcontinue reading→

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