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Daniel Alexander Jones

Daniel Alexander Jones’s wildflower body of work grows in dialogue with a wide range of collaborators and audiences. Duat premiered at Soho Rep in 2016 to critical acclaim (including a five-star review from Time Out). His other performance pieces and plays include Phantasmatron, Phoenix FabrikBlood:Shock:Boogie, and Bel Canto. He adapted the second of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books into a musical, Bright Now Beyond, with composer Bobby Halvorson and director Will Davis. Daniel’s multi-chapter series of solo autobiographical performances, The Book of Daniel, included collaborations with MacArthur Fellow Walter Kitundu, and celebrated director Tea Alagic. Daniel first appeared as his performance alter-ego, Jomama Jones in 1995; since her “comeback” in 2010, Jomama has released four albums, Lone Star, Radiate, Six Ways Home, and, in 2017, the double-album, Flowering. Jomama premiered Radiate to rave reviews and sold-out houses at Soho Rep in 2010 and the piece subsequently toured to cities including Los Angeles, Austin, Minneapolis and Boston. Most recently, Jomama presented Black Light at Joe’s Pub as part of the Public Theatre’s 2017 Under the Radar Festival. Daniel received a 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award, among the most prestigious awards in the arts, in recognition of his risk-taking practice, and a 2016 USA Artist Fellow; he was also named an inaugural Mellon Foundation Creative Research Fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle for 2017-2019. He is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Fordham University in NYC, where he resides. danielalexanderjones.com

Imagine
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Imagine

30 January 2017

Daniel Alexander Jones talks about the women who raised him in theatre, and encourages artists to not lose sight of the power of imagination.

Where Possibility Abounds
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Where Possibility Abounds

a 20th Anniversary Conversation with the 1995 Cohort of Jerome Fellows

3 November 2015

Jeremy Cohen interviews a group of playwrights about their time at the Playwright's Center. 

Interview with Daniel Alexander Jones
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Interview with Daniel Alexander Jones

3 June 2013

Daniel Alexander Jones discusses the art of learning from mentors and value of learning the craft of playwriting.

Austin
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Austin

17 April 2013

Daniel Alexander Jones muses on his lively experiences working in Austin's expanding theatre scene. 

Interview with Marissa Chibas
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Interview with Marissa Chibas

11 May 2011

Daniel Alexander Jones interviews Marissa Chibas, an actor and writer, on the need for aesthetic diversity on contemporary American stages.