Kenneth Jones is a New York City-based playwright, lyricist and freelance theatre journalist. 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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Michael Ogborn's "Field Hockey Hot," a Musical Where Winning Is a Real Drag, Gets Philly World Premiere

February 23rd, 2015

A year after it was shaped in a developmental workshop by 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, Barrymore Award winner Michael Ogborn's musical comedy Field Hockey Hot — about an ambitious girls sports team battling a boys team in the 1980s — is getting its world-premiere March 5-22 at the Mainstage ofcontinue reading→

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

February 23rd, 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→

Matthew Ivan Bennett Charts a Bending Road in

Matthew Ivan Bennett Charts a Bending Road in "A/Version of Events," Premiering at Utah's Plan-B

February 20th, 2015

Matthew Ivan Bennett, resident playwright of Plan-B Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, is on the road. Not literally. His new play, A/Version of Events, getting its world premiere March 5-15 by Plan-B, is set in and around an automobile inhabited by a Mormon couple in mourning for their lives. Christy Summerhayscontinue reading→

Josh Tobiessen's

Josh Tobiessen's "Speculator Spirits," in PTC Play-By-Play Series, Puts Haunted Liquor Store in Spotlight

February 18th, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company's second annual Play-By-Play Reading Series — exploring new plays in intimate script-in-hand presentations with professional resident and guest actors and directors — began Feb. 16 in Salt Lake City with the gathering of artists for Speculator Spirits by Josh Tobiessen. The play is set in a haunted liquor store, socontinue reading→

Stage Force's 2015 Reading Series in NH Has

Stage Force's 2015 Reading Series in NH Has "Things They Carried," "Cock," "I Am Proof of Me: A Final Visit With Emily Dickinson"

February 13th, 2015

Stage Force, the professional theatre company of the Piscataqua region of New Hampshire and southern Maine, has lined up a 2015 Play Reading Series to include actor Stephen D'Ambrose creating the fatigued population of The Things They Carried, Jim Stowell's stage adaptation of Tim O'Brien's nonfiction book about the author's experiences incontinue reading→


With "Mama," Carleton Bluford Is First African-American Playwright to Get World Premiere in Utah

January 28th, 2015

Carleton Bluford's new play, Mama, thought to be the first world premiere by an African-American playwright in Utah history, plays Feb. 12-22 at Plan-B Theatre Company, the jewelbox Salt Lake City company known for its socially relevant, inclusive and political plays. Plan-B artistic director Jerry Rapier, who did the research and cannot findcontinue reading→

"The Tin Woman," a Play With Heart, Gets Chicago Reading by Route 66

January 28th, 2015

Sean Grennan's heartfelt — literally — comedy, The Tin Woman, about a heart transplant recipient who meets the family of her late donor, will get a public reading in Route 66's Monthly Reading Series in Chicago Feb. 9. The play was a summer hit for Wisconsin's Peninsula Players in 2014, and theatrescontinue reading→

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