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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Michèle LaRue Resurrects Vintage American Voices in One-Woman

Michèle LaRue Resurrects Vintage American Voices in One-Woman "Tales Well Told"

October 27th, 2014

The fall season of Tales Well Told, the series of solo shows curated and performed by East Coast actress Michèle LaRue, is at its peak of color in the coming weeks. Bookings of her eclectic turns in which she conjures the fiction of yesteryear — circa 1850 to 1920 — are setcontinue reading→

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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→

"Amelia," Alex Webb's Civil War Drama, Gets Midwest Premiere in Milwaukee

October 9th, 2014

Amelia, the gritty Civil War-set romance that maps the journey of a young wife who disguises herself behind enemy lines to reunite with her Union Army husband, gets its Midwest premiere Oct. 17-Nov. 9 by Renaissance Theaterworks in Milwaukee. Playwright Alex Webb's two-actor drama fits the company's mission of plays about indeliblecontinue reading→

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Aw, Ma! Carleton Bluford's "Mama" To Get World Premiere in Salt Lake City in 2015

October 3rd, 2014

Motherhood itself will receive a love letter this season at Plan-B Theatre, the downtown Salt Lake City company unafraid to revel in experimental, political, social and deeply personal plays. Emerging Utah playwright Carleton Bluford's new play Mama, a weave of monologues and scenes about the complex bond between mothers and children —continue 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→

"I Grant I Am a Woman" CD Project Lends Potent Soundscape to Shakespeare's Women

September 11th, 2014

The women of Shakespeare's plays will be given fresh voice in a new recording project called "I Grant I Am a Woman" by Chicago theatre artists Corliss Preston, Michelle Shupe and John Slywka.

The CD will include voices from the great ladies of the Bard's canon — including Julius Caesar's Portia, whose words werecontinue reading→

"Alabama Story" Creative Team Includes James Noone, Phil Monat, Brenda Van der Wiel, Josh Hight

August 25th, 2014

The production team of Pioneer Theatre Company's 2015 world premiere staging of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones will feature scenic designer James Noone, lighting designer Phillip Monat, costume designer Brenda L. Van der Wiel, sound designer Joshua C. Hight and stage manager JP Pollard.

PTC artistic director Karen Azenberg will direct the six-actorcontinue reading→

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