Tuesday, December 4, 2018

“Alabama Story” Will Do a Scriptease at Iowa Stage in Des Moines by Kenneth Jones

Iowa Stage Theatre Company, the resident professional theater in Des Moines, has added the six-actor drama Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones to its 2018-19 Scriptease series of concert readings…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 10:02PM
Monday, November 26, 2018

Kenneth Jones’ “Two Henrys,” Bittersweet Family Portrait in the Age of AIDS, To Get Alabama Staging by Kenneth Jones

Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham, Alabama, will continue its commitment to new works in spring 2019 with a developmental production of Kenneth Jones’ Florida-set, three-character…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 05:17PM
Friday, November 16, 2018

Kenneth Jones’ “Hollywood, Nebraska” Will Get San Francisco Reading By Alma Theatre Co. by Kenneth Jones

Alma Theatre Company in California’s Bay Area will present Kenneth Jones’ six-actor comedy-drama Hollywood, Nebraska, about two actresses coincidentally returning to their rural hometow…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 01:21AM
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Greg Jones Ellis’ “All Save One,” a Play About Artists at Risk in Middle Age, Gets DC World Premiere by Kenneth Jones

Creative people whose heyday was yesteryear struggle with desires, secrets and their very existence as they reach middle age in All Save One, a new award-winning comedy-drama by Greg Jones E…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 04:39PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

PS Classics Returns! Standards Get LGBT Twist in Philip Chaffin’s “Will He Like Me?”; Read Liner Notes Here by Kenneth Jones

Life is a little sweeter because of the catalog of albums released over the years by PS Classics, the indie label devoted to the heritage of musical theater and the American Songbook. If you…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 03:15PM
Monday, October 15, 2018

ASF’s Southern Writers Festival 2018 Welcomes Jiréh Breon Holder, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, David Lee Nelson, Abby Rosebrock by Kenneth Jones

Alabama Shakespeare Festival resurrects its longtime new play development program Oct. 19-21, 2018, replacing the past name, Southern Writers Project, with Southern Writers Festival of New P…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 04:47PM
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Martin Casella’s Explosive “Black Tom Island” Asks, “What Creates a Terrorist?,” in NJ World Premiere by Kenneth Jones

Premiere Stages, the resident professional theater at Kean University in New Jersey, continues its commitment to new American plays with the world premiere of Martin Casella’s historical d…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 05:30PM
Friday, October 5, 2018

In “Art & Class,” Matthew Ivan Bennett Paints Vivid Picture of Race, Religion, Teachers, Children and Parents by Kenneth Jones

An immigrant art teacher in Utah becomes a target of conservative parents and administrators in a complicated rural landscape of children at risk, substance abuse, religious intolerance and …

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 07:15PM
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut Library, PEN America and Butler U Present “Alabama Story” Reading in Indy by Kenneth Jones

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, PEN America and Butler University’s theater department are partnering to present a one-night-only staged reading of Kenneth Jones’ fact-inspired cen…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 03:32PM
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Enid Graham’s “What Martha Did” Gets West Coast Reading by Alma Theatre Company by Kenneth Jones

Alma Theatre Company in California’s Bay Area is launching its Fresh, Raw and Wild New Play Reading Series with Enid Graham’s ensemble drama What Martha Did Sept. 15 at Phoenix Theatre I…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 04:46PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

“New Plays in the New West”: Wyoming Theater Festival Will Return for 2019 Summer Season by Kenneth Jones

Wyoming Theater Festival​, the not-for-profit company devoted to producing workshop productions of new plays and musicals in the quiet of the High Plains, far from commercial pressures, wi…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 05:27PM
Monday, May 28, 2018

Addiction, Abuse and Hope Illuminate Teresa Lotz’s New Play “She Calls Me Firefly” in NYC by Kenneth Jones

She Calls Me Firefly, the new play by Teresa Lotz in which painful memories buzz through the air like insects seeking a lamp, gets its world premiere June 6-23, 2018, at Off-Broadway’s SoH…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 02:47PM
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

“Alabama Story” Gets Ohio Premiere By Cleveland’s Ensemble Theatre by Kenneth Jones

Alabama Story will make its Ohio premiere by opening the 39th season of Ensemble Theatre, the ambitious indie company in Cleveland Heights known for its commitment to modern classics — li…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 12:45PM
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Lovers Get Enticing Offer in World Premiere of Sean Grennan’s “Now and Then” at Peninsula Players by Kenneth Jones

A young barkeep gets late-night advice (and a hard-to-refuse offer) from a world-weary drinker in Now and Then, the new four-actor romance by Sean Grennan that will have its world premiere b…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 02:28PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018

“The Rabbits’ Wedding,” Inspiration for the Play “Alabama Story,” Turns 60 in 2018 by Kenneth Jones

This week marks a publishing milestone related to one of the more colorful and ugly footnotes in a cross-section of American subjects, from children’s literature to civil rights to censors…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 07:29PM

Barbara Kingsley’s “Under This Roof,” a Tale of Disability, Family and Race, Gets World Premiere in Minnesota by Kenneth Jones

Under This Roof, Barbara Kingsley’s drama of unexpected connections in the racially divided Cleveland of the late 1940s, gets its world premiere May 4-20 in a Minnesota production by Full…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 01:08PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

College Troupers Cram for Jeff Talbott’s “Civics and Humanities,” a World Premiere at Montclair State University by Kenneth Jones

Civics and Humanities for Non-Majors, the new play by Jeff Talbott teeming with college-age characters trying to form student organizations in two eras, in 1976 and 2016, gets its world prem…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 07:40PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Family Tragedy Inspires Kelli Colaco’s Folk Drama “you are my sunshine” in San Francisco by Kenneth Jones

Kelli Kerslake Colaco’s fact-inspired crime drama with folk songs, you are my sunshine, will get a six-performance Equity developmental staging in San Francisco by Alma Theatre Company Apr…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 05:05PM
Thursday, March 1, 2018

“Alabama Story,” Ripe With American Themes, Gets Washington, DC Premiere March 22-April 15 by Kenneth Jones

A true story of censorship and Civil Rights will leap from the pages of history and into its Washington, DC premiere in Washington Stage Guild’s production of Kenneth Jones’ six-actor pl…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 04:18PM
Monday, February 26, 2018

“Alabama Story” To Play Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in 2019; Paul Mason Barnes Directs by Kenneth Jones

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will produce Kenneth Jones’ censorship-and-social-justice drama Alabama Story in January 2019, marking the 60th anniversary of the real-life controversy that…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 01:56PM
Saturday, February 10, 2018

“The Gravedigger’s Lullaby,” Jeff Talbott’s Gritty Drama, Published and Available for Licensing by Kenneth Jones

Jeff Talbott’s The Gravedigger’s Lullaby, the new four-actor drama about hardscrabble lives and an opportunity to crawl out of the dirt, has been published by Dramatic Publishing and is…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 01:04PM
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Playwright Shelley McPherson Takes a Stab a Theatrical Workplace Harassment in “Knifeplay” by Kenneth Jones

Workplace harassment is center stage — literally — in Shelley McPherson’s timely new backstage drama Knifeplay, getting a reading Jan. 13 in Boomerang Theatre Company’s First Flight …

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 12:24PM
Monday, January 1, 2018

Cast and Creatives Announced for World Premiere of Jeff Talbott’s “i” at Pioneer Theatre Co. by Kenneth Jones

Colleen Baum, Todd Gearhart, Kathleen McElfresh and Nafeesa Monroe will populate Pioneer Theatre Company’s world-premiere production of Jeff Talbott’s drama i in Salt Lake City. PTC arti…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 11:34PM
Monday, December 11, 2017

“Alabama Story” Will Get Its Alabama Premiere in Human Rights Festival in Birmingham by Kenneth Jones

Alabama Story, the six-actor play by Kenneth Jones that sheds a light on American character through the lens of the Deep South of the Civil Rights era, will get its Alabama debut — in Birm…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 02:52AM
Monday, November 27, 2017

“Alabama Story” Will Get Texas Premiere in Austin in 2018 by Kenneth Jones

Alabama Story, the six-actor drama by Kenneth Jones in which real and fictional characters leap off the history pages and into “the Deep South of the imagination,” will get its Texas pre…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 12:08AM
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cast Announced for West Coast Premiere of “Alabama Story” at San Jose’s City Lights by Kenneth Jones

The West Coast premiere of Alabama Story, Kenneth Jones’ social-justice drama set in “the Deep South of the imagination,” will feature Karen DeHart, Erik Gandolfi, Bezachin Jifar, Stev…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 12:44AM
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cast and Creatives Announced for Tennessee Premiere of “Alabama Story” by Kenneth Jones

David Brian Alley, Jade Arnold, Katie Cunningham, Chris Klopatek, Brian Mani and Brittany Pirozzoli will appear in the Southeastern premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones at the Clar…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 02:58PM
Thursday, November 2, 2017

“Born in a Tempest” Blows Fresh Wind Into the Sails of Shakespeare’s “Pericles” by Kenneth Jones

The nautical map of Shakespeare’s late-career seafaring adventure, Pericles, is getting revised this month Off-Broadway in an intimate five-actor production called Pericles: Born in a Temp…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 03:42PM
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jack and Benny Lipson, Bohemian Musical Duo Known as jackbenny, Make NYC Debut at Duplex Nov. 9 by Kenneth Jones

The Los Angeles-based musical duo of Jack and Benny Lipson, twin brothers who write songs, make music and perform together and with friends as the band jackbenny, will make their New York Ci…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 01:05PM
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Pioneer Play-by-Play Series Gives Voice to Ellen Simon, Alex Lewin and Wendy Weiner in 2017-18 by Kenneth Jones

Pioneer Theatre Company’s fifth season of Play-by-Play, the series of new play readings mixing playwrights with resident and visiting guest actors and directors, begins Oct. 6-7 with a sta…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 05:14PM
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Strangers On a Plane: “Hazardous Materials,” a New Play by Kelli Colaco, Gets San Francisco Reading by Kenneth Jones

Kelli Kerslake Colaco’s new play Hazardous Materials — in which two strangers with Middle Eastern roots are seated together on a New York-bound airplane — will get a San Francisco read…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 03:59PM

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