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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Scripts By Mike Lew, Julie Marie Myatt and Will Snider Explored in Florida Studio’s 2016 Sarasota Festival of New Plays

Scripts By Mike Lew, Julie Marie Myatt and Will Snider Explored in Florida Studio’s 2016 Sarasota Festival of New Plays

April 19th, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre continues its commitment to nurturing new works this spring with readings of three new plays — welcoming dramatists Mike Lew, Julie Marie Myatt and Will Snider — in the annual Richard and Betty Burdick New Play Reading Series in FST’s Sarasota Festival of New Plays. The script-in-hand presentations will becontinue reading→

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

April 16th, 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→

Chelsea Marcantel Charts a Family Journey on Appalachian Trail in World Premiere

Chelsea Marcantel Charts a Family Journey on Appalachian Trail in World Premiere "Even Longer and Farther Away"

April 15th, 2016

A hike along the Appalachian Trail is more fraught than expected for a grieving man in Chelsea Marcantel’s new play Even Longer and Farther Away, getting its world premiere April 15-May 15 by The New Colony in Chicago. A snow storm and an unexpected visit with his half-sister are on the mapcontinue 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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Sarah Bierstock’s "Honor Killing," Connecting Overseas Atrocity to U.S. Reporter’s Past, Gets Spotlight at Pioneer Play-By-Play

March 3rd, 2016

A New York Times reporter blacklisted from working in Pakistan uses technology to connect to remote colleagues and sources in Sarah Bierstock’s new play Honor Killing, getting public presentations March 11-12 in Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2016 Play-By-Play New Play Series in Salt Lake City. Reporter Allisyn Davis uncovers the truth of thecontinue reading→

Andy Prosky and Jean Tafler Are Political Foes in Florida Premiere of “Alabama Story”; Cast Announced

Andy Prosky and Jean Tafler Are Political Foes in Florida Premiere of “Alabama Story”; Cast Announced

February 28th, 2016

Casting is set for the Florida premiere of Alabama Story, the highly theatrical new play by Kenneth Jones that charts a real-life censorship and civil rights battle set in “the Deep South of the imagination.” At Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota this spring, Jean Tafler will play an Alabama librarian pressured bycontinue reading→

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