By Kenneth Jones

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Kenneth Jones is a New York City-based playwright, lyricist, librettist and theatre advocate. 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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“Hollywood, Nebraska,” a Comedy About Coming Home, Gets Three Premiere Productions

“Hollywood, Nebraska,” a Comedy About Coming Home, Gets Three Premiere Productions

Kenneth Jones’ six-actor comedy Hollywood, Nebraska — the story of two actresses returning to their dying hometown — will get at least three “rolling world premiere” productions by American theater companies in the 2022-23 season. It’s also available for licensing in future seasons.

The contemporary play about small towns, big dreams, moving away and coming home is … Read Full Article→

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

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

Alabama Story, playwright Kenneth Jones’ six-actor, one-set play inspired by real events that touch on censorship and Civil Rights issues in “the Deep South of the imagination,” had its world premiere in January 2015 by Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT. Artistic director Karen Azenberg directed the staging, which earned rave reviews, standing ovations and … Read Full Article→

“Alabama Story” Gets Peach State Premiere by Georgia Ensemble in Fall 2022

“Alabama Story” Gets Peach State Premiere by Georgia Ensemble in Fall 2022

After a winter 2022 postponement due to COVID-era issues, Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell, GA, will give Alabama Story — the six-actor, one-set drama about an embattled librarian in the Deep South — its state premiere in September 2022, closing out the resident Equity company’s 2021-22 season later than expected. Playwright Kenneth Jones’ fact-inspired drama will be directed … Read Full Article→

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