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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On Cape Cod, “Alabama Story” Will Star Alan Campbell, Valerie Stanford, Christopher Chisholm and More; Cast Announced

On Cape Cod, “Alabama Story” Will Star Alan Campbell, Valerie Stanford, Christopher Chisholm and More; Cast Announced

May 31st, 2016

Alan Campbell, the 1995 Tony Award nominee of Sunset Boulevard, will wear many hats this summer for the East Coast premiere of Alabama Story, the fact-inspired play about a persecuted librarian whose world is at risk in the segregated South. At Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater on Cape Cod, Campbell — Joe Gilliscontinue reading→

“Lone Star Spirits,” a Haunted Comedy by Josh Tobiessen, Gets World Premiere in Crowded Outlet’s Inaugural Season

“Lone Star Spirits,” a Haunted Comedy by Josh Tobiessen, Gets World Premiere in Crowded Outlet’s Inaugural Season

May 16th, 2016

Crowded Outlet, the new not-for-profit theatre organization committed to developing and producing the work of eclectic theatre artists, will offer its first full production — the world premiere of Josh Tobiessen’s Lone Star Spirits June 3-19 at the 4th Street Theatre in the East Village. Wes Grantom, Crowded Outlet’s artistic director,continue reading→

Midwest Premiere of “Alabama Story” Has Greg Vinkler, Carmen Roman, James Leaming, Harter Clingman, Byron Glenn Willis, Katherine Keberlein

Midwest Premiere of “Alabama Story” Has Greg Vinkler, Carmen Roman, James Leaming, Harter Clingman, Byron Glenn Willis, Katherine Keberlein

May 13th, 2016

Some of Chicago’s best actors will be conjuring the Deep South in northern Wisconsin this summer when they star in the Midwest premiere of Kenneth JonesAlabama Story Aug. 17-Sept. 4 at Peninsula Players, one of the nation's oldest resident summer theatres. In the Equity troupe’s 81st season, Carmen Roman will playcontinue reading→

Matthew Ivan Bennett, Brooke Berman, Callie Kimball, Jeff Talbott and More Are 2016 O’Neill Finalists

Matthew Ivan Bennett, Brooke Berman, Callie Kimball, Jeff Talbott and More Are 2016 O’Neill Finalists

May 11th, 2016

Matthew Ivan Bennett, Brooke Berman, Callie Kimball, Greg Kotis and Jeff Talbott — dramatists whose work I’ve admired and written about in the past — are among the 54 finalists of the 2016 National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. Their work, selected from an open-to-all submissioncontinue reading→

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

April 20th, 2016

Alabama Story, playwright Kenneth Jones' new six-actor play inspired by real events that touch on Civil Rights and censorship issues in "the Deep South of the imagination," 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, standingcontinue reading→

Sergei Burbank, Guadalis Del Carmen and Shashone Lambert Featured at Quick Silver Playwrights of Color Summit

Sergei Burbank, Guadalis Del Carmen and Shashone Lambert Featured at Quick Silver Playwrights of Color Summit

March 28th, 2016

Quick Silver Theater Company will give voice to new plays by playwrights Sergei Burbank, Guadalis Del Carmen and Shashone Lambert in developmental readings June 12-19 as part of the company's Playwrights of Color Summit in Geneva, NY. Conversion Rate by Sergei Burbank, Holy Intervention by Shashone Lambert and Tolstoy’s Daughters by Guadalis Delcontinue reading→

“Alabama Story” To Get Michigan Premiere by The Theatre Company in Detroit

“Alabama Story” To Get Michigan Premiere by The Theatre Company in Detroit

March 3rd, 2016

Alabama Story, the acclaimed historical drama by Michigan-bred playwright Kenneth Jones, will make its Wolverine State premiere in fall 2016 in a staging by The Theatre Company of the University of Detroit Mercy, the lauded troupe that for 45 years has mixed students and working professionals in award-winning hybrid-cast productions. The authorcontinue reading→

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