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

January 29th, 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→

Cast Announced for

Cast Announced for "Alabama Story" World Premiere at Pioneer Theatre Company

December 7th, 2014

Seth Andrew Bridges, Stephen D'Ambrose, Samuel Ray Gates, Greta Lambert, Kate Middleton and William Parry will populate a so-called "Deep South of the Imagination" in Pioneer Theatre Company's January 2015 world premiere of Kenneth Jones' Alabama Story, the fact-inspired tale of a fierce librarian who comes to the defense of a challengedcontinue reading→

NYC's Slant Theatre Project Marks 10 Years With Premiere of

NYC's Slant Theatre Project Marks 10 Years With Premiere of "Naperville" by Mat Smart

November 20th, 2014

Slant Theatre Project, the indie-minded Off-Off-Broadway company devoted to new plays, celebrates its tenth anniversary with the world premiere of Mat Smart's Naperville, a rueful comedy set in a coffeehouse at which regrets about the past get stirred up. Performances play Nov. 20-Dec. 6 at the June Havoc Theatre in Manhattan. Slantcontinue reading→

New Plays By Josh Tobiessen, Wendy MacLeod and Rob Zellers Get Voice at Pioneer Theatre Company in 2015

New Plays By Josh Tobiessen, Wendy MacLeod and Rob Zellers Get Voice at Pioneer Theatre Company in 2015

November 18th, 2014

The 2015 titles in Pioneer Theatre Company's second annual Play-By-Play Reading Series — exploring new plays in intimate script-in-hand presentations featuring professional actors and directors — are Speculator Spirits by Josh Tobiessen, Slow Food by Wendy MacLeod and Mr. Wheeler's by Rob Zellers. Public readings will take place in February and March at venuescontinue reading→

World Premiere of Michael Slade's

World Premiere of Michael Slade's "Family Shots" to Star Colleen Zenk, Corbin Bleu, John Earl Jelks

November 17th, 2014

Corbin Bleu, John Earl Jelks, Adam Halpin, Arash Mokhtar, Annie Pesch and Colleen Zenk will appear in Michael Slade's marriage-minded intergenerational comedy Family Shots, getting its world premiere by The Human Race Theatre Company in January 2015. HRTC artistic director Kevin Moore directs the staging at The Loft Theatre in downtown Dayton,continue reading→

Kelli Kerslake Colaco's

Kelli Kerslake Colaco's "You Are My Sunshine" To Get New Light in San Francisco Reading

October 22nd, 2014

Playwright Kelli Kerslake Colaco’s You Are My Sunshine, a multi-decade character study of a man of mythic American proportions whose passions and demons lead to tragedy, will get a West Coast reading Dec. 8 by The Alma Theatre Company in San Francisco.

The fact-inspired ensemble drama about the search for the truth behindcontinue reading→

"Alabama Story" Tickets On Sale Starting Oct. 1 for January 2015 World Premiere

October 1st, 2014

Single tickets for Pioneer Theatre Company's world premiere production of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones go on sale Oct. 1, along with all titles in the 2014-15 subscription season.

As reported earlier, the production team of the January 2015 staging will feature scenic designer James Noone, lighting designer Phillip Monat, costume designer Brenda L. Van der Wiel,continue reading→

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