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Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones is a Nashville-based producer, dramaturg, writer, and director who has fallen hard for Music City. His local producing credits include last fall's sold-out premiere of HAUNTED, a multi-media immersive experience inspired by the deadliest train crash in American history, and the 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival. His directing credits include Suzan-Lori Parks's In the Blood and an original adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. A native of Knoxville, Daniel received his BA in Theatre Studies and Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College in Boston. He has since worked with ArtsEmerson, the Boston Book FestivalArtsBoston, and Whistler in the Dark Theatre in various producing or marketing/development positions. He spent a year abroad as the Communications Officer for the Thembalitsha Foundation in South Africa's Western Cape and a year as a Theatre Lit Agent Assistant at ICM Partners in New York. He is currently the Marketing & Branding Manager for YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee where he works to raise awareness of the organization's mission to empower women and eliminate racism.

Washing Ashore in Nashville’s Open-Arms Artistic Community
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Washing Ashore in Nashville’s Open-Arms Artistic Community

22 April 2018

Theatremaker Daniel Jones introduces this week’s series on Nashville, Tennessee, the city that welcomed him—and has recently welcomed droves of other young artists—with open arms.

Representing the Body Politic
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Representing the Body Politic

Encouraging a Theater of Differences

3 September 2013

In a country that is strongly divided, Daniel Jones wonders about the opportunity for conservative stories to be shown on stage.  Would opposers be willing to engage in this story?

Portrait of Daniel Jones.
Blistered and Burned
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Blistered and Burned

The Absence of Female Critics

13 July 2013

Daniel Jones examines the critical reception of Rapture, Blister, Burn, and invites us to look more closely about how the gender of the critic effects the fate of the new play.

The Republican elephant.
How “Right” is Right?
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How “Right” is Right?

Conservative Voices in Theater

6 November 2012

Daniel Jones explores the illusive idea of a conservative playwright: is the theater, in essence, a liberal pursuit?

Nashville
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Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee is well known as the Music City, but the rest of the performing arts scene doesn't get much attention. This series, highlighting Nashville’s lively artistic community, built on a foundation of interdisciplinary collaboration.