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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Rob Zellers' Rust Belt Play

Rob Zellers' Rust Belt Play "Mr. Wheeler's" Gets Pioneer Play-By-Play Reading

March 24th, 2015

A fast food restaurant in a dying town opens for business in Salt Lake City March 27-28, when Mr. Wheeler's, a new play by Rob Zellers, gets a staged reading in Pioneer Theatre Company's Play-By-Play series. Zellers, who co-wrote the biographical sports play The Chief, a sensation in Pittsburgh, is on campuscontinue reading→

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

March 22nd, 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→

Callie Kimball's

Callie Kimball's "Alligator Road," a Comic Yarn About the Serious Business of Family, History and Race, Premieres in Maine

March 6th, 2015

Maine will feel a little like Florida this month when Mad Horse Theatre Company, the Portland professional resident troupe devoted to presenting classic and contemporary titles in an intimate 50-seat venue, stages the first production of Maine playwright Callie Kimball's Alligator Road March 12-29. It may be the first play you've seencontinue reading→

Pioneer Theatre's Play-By-Play Series Serves Up

Pioneer Theatre's Play-By-Play Series Serves Up "Slow Food" by Wendy MacLeod

March 3rd, 2015

Wendy MacLeod, the busy playwright whose Find and Sign had its world premiere by Pioneer Theatre Company in 2012, is in residence in Salt Lake City the week of March 2 for the developmental reading of her new play Slow Food, the second of three titles in PTC's 2015 Play-By-Play New Playcontinue reading→

Michael Ogborn's

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→

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→

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→

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