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→

Featured Posts

Michigan Premiere of “Alabama Story” Launches Sept. 22 in Detroit; Tickets On Sale

Michigan Premiere of “Alabama Story” Launches Sept. 22 in Detroit; Tickets On Sale

August 31st, 2016

Alabama Story, the acclaimed historical drama by Michigan-bred playwright Kenneth Jones, will make its Wolverine State premiere Sept. 22-Oct. 9 in a staging by The Theatre Company of the University of Detroit Mercy, the lauded troupe that for 45 seasons has mixed students and professionals in award-winning hybrid-cast productions. The author will be in residencecontinue reading→

Playwright Vincent Delaney Talks About His New Drama “Las Cruces,” Getting World Premiere in NJ

Playwright Vincent Delaney Talks About His New Drama “Las Cruces,” Getting World Premiere in NJ

August 31st, 2016

A Connecticut man has fled to the New Mexico desert following an unspeakable tragedy in Vincent Delaney’s drama Las Cruces, getting its world premiere Sept. 1-18 by Premiere Stages in Union, NJ. The Equity company’s founding producing artistic director John J. Wooten directs Brian SutherlandCharlotte Cohn and Diomargy Nuñez. Delaney shared some thoughtscontinue reading→

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

August 9th, 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→

Ping Pong Is Center Stage in John Ahlin and Christopher Patrick Mullen’s “ChipandGus” at FringeNYC

Ping Pong Is Center Stage in John Ahlin and Christopher Patrick Mullen’s “ChipandGus” at FringeNYC

August 8th, 2016

The fluid give-and-take of energy between actors on stage is sometimes referred to as “ping pong,” but a new FringeNYC play is taking the idea literally. A ping pong table and a fast-paced matches are featured in the new 90-minute comedy ChipandGus, by actor-writers John Ahlin and Christopher Patrick Mullen, getting acontinue reading→

Rehearsals Begin Aug. 3 for East Coast Premiere of “Alabama Story,” On Cape Cod

Rehearsals Begin Aug. 3 for East Coast Premiere of “Alabama Story,” On Cape Cod

August 3rd, 2016

The cast of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater production Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones gathers for the first time Aug. 3 in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to begin building the East Coast premiere of the social-justice drama set in “the Deep South of the imagination.” WHAT artistic director Jeffry George directs. Alan Campbell, thecontinue reading→

Bess Wohl Talks Out Loud About the Return of “Small Mouth Sounds,” Her Play Set at a Silent Retreat

Bess Wohl Talks Out Loud About the Return of “Small Mouth Sounds,” Her Play Set at a Silent Retreat

July 16th, 2016

Bess Wohl’s beguiling Small Mouth Sounds, a seriocomic ensemble play about broken city folk attending a silent wellness retreat in the country, was a spring 2015 hit at Ars Nova, where the limited seating capacity of 90 made it a tough-to-get ticket. It’s now back for a commercial summer run Off-Broadway atcontinue reading→

Jeff Talbott’s

Jeff Talbott’s "The Gravedigger’s Lullaby" To Premiere Off-Broadway in 2017; Jenn Thompson Directs

July 11th, 2016

Off-Broadway’s TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will present the world premiere of Jeff Talbott’s The Gravedigger’s Lullaby starting in February 2017 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row. Jenn Thompson (TACT’s Abundance and Eccentricities of a Nightingale; Mint Theatre Company’s Women Without Men) will direct the bruising work, about a laborer at acontinue reading→

read all news/blog entries→

Archives