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 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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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→

"Beautiful Mount Airy Lodge" Is Back in Business in Jenny Mercein's Solo Comedy

July 23rd, 2014

Mount Airy Lodge, the Pennsylvania mountain resort where several generations of honeymooners launched their lives together — in heart-shaped tubs, no less — shuttered in 2001, but actress-playwright Jenny Mercein has resurrected the soul of the place in a solo show, Beautiful Mount Airy Lodge, playing July 28 at Nantucket Island's White Heroncontinue 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→

"The Granite State," the Latest Act for Playwright Charles Morey, Premieres in New Hampshire

July 8th, 2014

Playwright and director Charles Morey talks about The Granite State, his Cowardesque new American comedy premiering July 23-Aug. 3 at Peterborough Players, his first and continuing artistic home, in southern New Hampshire. The play reflects the New England geography of the venerable summer stock troupe, but it also draws on the playwright'scontinue 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→

Prior to World Premiere,

Prior to World Premiere, "Alabama Story" Gets NYC Reading June 18-19; Cast Announced

June 14th, 2014

Rehearsals begin June 15 for a 29-hour developmental reading of Kenneth Jones' new play Alabama Story a finalist in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Festival — leading to two free public presentations June 18-19 in the NewTACTics Festival of Plays in Manhattan.

NewTACTics is a program of Off-Broadway'scontinue reading→

Excerpt of

Excerpt of "Alabama Story" Posted on Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Website

May 2nd, 2014

Part of the great thing about being one of the 35 finalists in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is that the organization's advocacy for plays and playwrights doesn't end with the selection of those runners-up.

Six scripts move on to July readings in the summer conference incontinue reading→

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