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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Kate Robin Talks About “Mr. Bigger’s Baby,” Her “Traumedy” Getting a TACT Reading June 29-30

Kate Robin Talks About “Mr. Bigger’s Baby,” Her “Traumedy” Getting a TACT Reading June 29-30

June 28th, 2016

Mr. Bigger’s Baby, Kate Robin’s serious comedy about the life of a family seen in the context of an ailing patriarch, gets two public reading presentations in Manhattan June 29-30 as the final title in the 2016 NewTACTics New Play Festival from Off-Broadway’s TACT/The Actors Company Theatre. “This play was born out ofcontinue reading→

Jeff Talbott’s “How to Build a City” Reading Has Chad Goodridge, Amelia McClain, Anthony Newfield, Will Rogers, Richard Thieriot

Jeff Talbott’s “How to Build a City” Reading Has Chad Goodridge, Amelia McClain, Anthony Newfield, Will Rogers, Richard Thieriot

June 20th, 2016

A group of close friends is shaken when one of their own decides to become the caregiver of his compromised father in Jeff Talbott’s How to Build a City, getting a 29-hour reading the week of June 20 as part of the 2016 NewTACTics New Play Festival in Manhattan. Wes Grantom directs thecontinue reading→

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

June 13th, 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→

Kenneth Jones’ “Hollywood, Nebraska” Gets NYC Reading With Seth Bridges, Nora Chester, Shannon Koob, Alycia Kunkle, Alex Webb, Lynn Wright

Kenneth Jones’ “Hollywood, Nebraska” Gets NYC Reading With Seth Bridges, Nora Chester, Shannon Koob, Alycia Kunkle, Alex Webb, Lynn Wright

June 12th, 2016

Playwright Kenneth Jones will map out his new serious comedy, Hollywood, Nebraska — about two actresses returning to their shared small-town roots for separate family emergencies — in a 29-hour reading process directed by Susan Fenichell, culminating in two free public presentations 7 PM June 15-16 as part of the 2016 editioncontinue reading→

“Three Rules for the Dragon,” Jeff Talbott’s New Play About a Suspected Terrorist and a Distracted CIA Agent, Gets NJ Reading June 17-19

“Three Rules for the Dragon,” Jeff Talbott’s New Play About a Suspected Terrorist and a Distracted CIA Agent, Gets NJ Reading June 17-19

June 11th, 2016

Jeff Talbott’s new play Three Rules for the Dragon, about a law enforcement interrogator pulled between his gruesome work and his domestic life, is being investigated in rehearsals toward a public reading by Premiere Stages the week of June 13 in Union, New Jersey. Busy New York City director Wes Grantom directs a castcontinue reading→

New Plays By Kenneth Jones, Jeff Keilholtz, Kate Robin and Jeff Talbott Set for NewTACTics Reading Series in June

New Plays By Kenneth Jones, Jeff Keilholtz, Kate Robin and Jeff Talbott Set for NewTACTics Reading Series in June

June 2nd, 2016

Kenneth Jones’ new play Hollywood, Nebraska, a rueful comedy about two fortysomething actresses and former schoolmates returning to their small-town roots for separate family emergencies, is one of four titles in the June 2016 NewTACTics New Play Festival June 8-30 in Manhattan. The series presented by Off-Broadway’s TACT/The Actors Company Theatre kickscontinue reading→

On Cape Cod, “Alabama Story” Will Star Alan Campbell, Valerie Stanford, Christopher Chisholm and More; Cast Announced

On Cape Cod, “Alabama Story” Will Star Alan Campbell, Valerie Stanford, Christopher Chisholm and More; Cast Announced

May 31st, 2016

Alan Campbell, the 1995 Tony Award nominee of Sunset Boulevard, will wear many hats this summer for the East Coast premiere of Alabama Story, the fact-inspired play about a persecuted librarian whose world is at risk in the segregated South. At Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater on Cape Cod, Campbell — Joe Gilliscontinue reading→

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