Alabama Story, playwright Kenneth Jones’ six-actor, one-set drama about censorship, book banning, Civil Rights and American character in “the Deep South of the imagination,” had its world premiere by Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. By early 2024, the highly theatrical play will have been produced in more than 60 cities, introducing the world to … Read Full Article→
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“Ten Minutes on a Bench,” Kenneth Jones’ New Comedy About a Dating App, Tests Its Compatibility in Detroit
Ten Minutes on a Bench, a new comedy about series of first dates arranged through a fictional app that places potential partners on a park bench to meet for a restricted amount of time, gets its first public presentation Sept. 30, 2023, in an outdoor concert reading by the acclaimed University of Detroit Mercy’s Theatre Company. … Read Full Article→
South Camden Theatre Company gives Alabama Story its New Jersey premiere Sept. 15-Oct. 1, 2023. Kenneth Jones’ play based on the true story the persecuted state librarian of Alabama is getting 10 productions around the country in fall 2023, a time when librarians and libraries are under fire from conservatives who want to see access to books … Read Full Article→
Christine Toy Johnson’s play The Secret Wisdom of Trees, about a woman’s need to map her past as she faces a future with Alzheimer’s disease, will get a fresh developmental step in a reading at Sarasota’s Florida Studio Theatre Aug. 11. Johnson will be on the FST campus for rehearsals with director Carolyn Michel.
I first … Read Full Article→
[Note: Due to elevator repair and the company’s commitment to accessibility, this production has been postponed to later in the 2023-23 season.] Alabama Story, the fact-inspired censorship drama about a state senator who rattles the shelves of a librarian who protects a children’s picture book, will make its Huntsville, Alabama bow at Theatre Huntsville in the 2023-24 … Read Full Article→
I’m writing this on June 25, 2023. It’s Pride Day in New York City. Every LGBTQ+ person is on their own journey. The path is rarely easy. The destination is rewarding. Chosen family can be as valuable as blood family. I am lucky to have allies on both fronts.
A couple of years ago I wrote a three-character … Read Full Article→
Hollywood, Nebraska, the rueful comedy about show people, small towns and coming home, will get a unique presentation in Canada by Naked Stage Readers Theatre, a company known for its barebones concert stagings of scripts. Kenneth Jones’ six-actor play with music about two actresses returning to their hometown for separate family emergencies will surface Feb. … Read Full Article→