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Branwell (and the other Brontës)
Production

June 2020
Loft Ensemble - Los Angeles, CA

After workshopping the play as part of The Blank Theatre Company's Living Room Series, members from the Loft Ensemble Theatre are producing the LA Premiere of Branwell (and the other Brontës): an autobiography edited by Charlotte Brontë in June 2020.


Branwell (and the other Brontës)
Workshop

March 2020 - New York, NY

The Bergen County Academies Friends and Families have awarded a grant to present a 29-hour workshop of Branwell (and the other Brontës): an autobiography edited by Charlotte Brontë in March 2020. I'll be working with former students of mine on this very cool project.


Exquisite Potential - Production #4
October-November 2019

Theatre Ariel - Philadelphia, PA

Exquisite Potenial receives its fourth production this fall with Theatre Ariel, a fantastic Jewish Theatre company that specializes in Salon Theatre taking place not in a theatre, but inside a beautiful home (and including delicious dessert!)
Only 4 performances: October 26-November 3.
Purchase tickets here.


Tracy Jones - Semi-Finalist
Normal Ave Productions - NAPSeries
New York, NY

Tracy Jones was chosen as a semi-finalist forNormal Ave Production's NAPSeries. Finalists to be announced in Fall 2019.


Tracy Jones - Reading

December 9, 2019
The Bechdel Group - New York, NY

Chosen from over 400 submissions, the first 30 pages of Tracy Jones will be read as part ofThe Bechdel Group's Reading Series on December 9, 2019.


Tracy Jones - Reading

December 3, 2019
Williamston Theatre - Williamston, MI

Tracy Jones will be read as part ofWilliamston Theatre's Day of Readings for#Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019.


Death Defying - Published

Best New Ten-Minute Plays of 2019

Death Defying is part of The Best New Ten-Minute Plays of 2019 . Order your copy here.


Tracy Jones - Winner

August 16, 2019

Southeast Texas Festival of New Plays
Beaumont, TX

Tracy Jones was chosen as one of 4 winners out of over 250 submissions forThe Southeast Texas Festival of New Plays and receives a staged reading during the week of August 16-18.


Pride - Selection

Stonewall 50 Plays
Queens Theatre/Museum - Queens, NY

Pride was included inThe Stonewall 50 Plays as one of 50 Queer One-Minute Plays by 50 LGBTQ+ playwrights to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Queens Theatre teamed up with The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and the Queens Museum to present a staged reading of 50 plays.


Death Defying - Finalist

City Theatre National Award

for Short Playwriting
City Theatre - Miami, FL

Death Defying was selected as one of 20 contest finalists from over 700 submissions in theCity Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest.


Tracy Jones - Reading

May 11, 2019
INKubator New Play Festival - Jersey City

Tracy Jones will have its first reading as part of Art House Productions INKubator New Play Festival on Saturday, May 11 at 3pm. Reserve ticketshere


Death Defying - Selection

April-May, 2019

The Play's The Thing - Women Leading

Death Defying was selected as one of the short plays to be read as part ofItinerant Theatre's The Play's the Thing: Women Leading Festival running April-May in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Drill - Production #5

April 2019
Mystic Vision Players - Linden, NJ

Drill was featured as part of Mystic Vision Players' All Too Short performance honoring lives cut short by unregulated gun violence April 26 and 27.


Tim Eless, Private Eye - Production #7
Oh, Happy We- Production #3
April 15, 2019

Mercy College Theatre Club

Tim Eless, Private Eye and Oh, Happy We were performed by students as part of the Mercy College Theatre Club Showcase on April 15.


The Choice - Production #5
April 7, 2019

Phoenix Repertory Theatre


Death Defying - Production #4

February 23-23, 2019
Short+Sweet Festival - Sydney

Death Defying had its Australian premiere and placed second in People's Choice and third in Critic's Choice in theShort + Sweet Festival - Sydney February 23-24.


Picture Day - Finalist Screenplay Award
Big Shoulders International
Student Film Festival

Picture Day was named a Finalist for the Screenplay Award at theBig Shoulders International Student Film Festival being held February 1 & 2 at Depaul University.


Exquisite Potential - Reading
January 26, 2019
Bema Productions - Victoria, BC

Exquisite Potential will have its Canadian debut as part ofBema Theatre's Reading Series in Victoria, British Columbia. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Black Box Theatre in Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue 1461 Blanshard, Victoria BC. Purchase ticketshere.


The Last Night - Reading - December 2018

Theatre Ariel

The Last Night will be part ofTheatre Ariel's Theatre and Nosh being held December 12 at The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichiment Center of JFCS, 345 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.


Helen Keller Visits

Martha Graham's Dance Studio -

Production #2
November 30-December 1 2018
YES! Dance Festival
Firehouse Theatre - Richmond, VA

Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham's Dance Studio will be produced as part of the 20th Annual YES! Dance Festival atThe Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, Virginia. your tickethere.


Branwell (and the other Brontës) - Reading
November 2018
The Blank Theatre Company
Living Room Series - Los Angeles, CA

Branwell (and the other Brontës) will have a staged reading on Monday, November 12 in The Blank Theatre Company's Living Room Series Reserve your ticketshere.


Exquisite Potential- Official Selection
October 2018
The Alliance for Jewish Theatre
National Conference Showcase -
Philadelphia, PA

Exquisite Potential was selected to be part of The Alliance for Jewish Theatre's Showcase of Jewish Plays at their National Conference on Monday, October 22 at the Drake Theatre in Philadelphia.


Death Defying - Production #3 -

September, 2018
NJ Rep - Theatre Brut - Long Branch, NJ
West End Festival of the Arts

Death Defying will have its third production reading on Sunday, September 23 at 2pm in NJ Rep/Theatre Brut's West End Festival of the Arts: When the Circus Comes to Town. Reserve your tickets here.


A Real Boy - Production #3 - August 2018
Last Act Theatre Company - Austin, TX

A Real Boy will have its third full production in August 2018 to be produced by Last Act Theatre Company. Performances August 9-25 at Trinity Street Playhouse, 901 Trinity Street, 4th Floor, First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas. Purchase tickets here.


The Choice - Production #4 - June 2018
Garfield Center for the Arts
Hey, Wait a Minute - Chestertown, MD

The Choice was featured in Garfield Center for the Arts' Garfield Center for the Arts' Hey, Wait a Minute Festival.


Death Defying - Production #2 - June 2018
Academy Theatre - Tapas 3

Atlanta, GA

Death Defying will have its second production, June 8-24 as part ofAcademy Theatre's Tapas 3 - The Reckoning.


Death Defying - Production #1 - June 2018
Fusion Theatre - The Seven

Albuquerque, NM

Death Defying will have its first production, June 7-10 as part ofFusion Theatre's The Seven - The Rest of the Story..


Drill - Podcast - March 2018
Onstage: On-Air

Drill was featured on the March 24 episode ofOnstage: On-Air focusing on the #TheatreActionGunControl project, in response to the spate of mass shootings around the nation and the March For Our Lives protests. Drill begins at 4:25.


Drill - Selection
Part of the Playwrights Say #NeverAgain
to School Shootings Collection
- Nationwide

Drill is now part of thePlaywrights Say #NeverAgain to School Shootings collection and has been produced in various events around the country since. Read more about the project in thisHowlround article.


una casa/a home - Finalist
Rorschach Theatre Magic in Rough Spaces

una casa/a home was selected as a finalist for Rorschach Theatre' Magic in Rough Spaces Development Series which focuses on "plays that are epic in scope but intimate in their exploration of human psychology. Plays that include elements of mythology and the supernatural while remaining contemporary in their themes and settings. Plays that might be described as magic realism. Plays that might be described by some literary managers as “impossible.” 


Branwell (and the other Brontës) - Reading
Writer's Theatre of New Jersey
Soundings Series - January 2018

Branwell (and the other Brontës) will have a reading on Monday, January 15 in The Writer's Theatre of New Jersey Soundings Reading Series Reserve your tickets here.


The Last Night - Winner!
Jeffrey Award

The Last Night recently won the inaugural Jeffrey Award. In addition to a cash prize, there will be an upcoming reading of the play in the next couple months in NYC.


The Last Night - Published
Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2017

The Last Night is one of the plays included in The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2017. Order your copy now.


A Real Boy - Production #2
Ivy Theatre Company & Athena Theatre -
59E59 Theatre - NYC

A Real Boy will have its second full production in August 2017 to be produced by Ivy Theatre Company in association with Athena Theatre. Performances August 2-27 - Opening Night August 8 at 59E59 Theatre.


Branwell (and the other Brontës)

Semi-Finalist
O'Neill Playwrights Conference

Branwell (and the other Brontës) was named a semi-finalist for this year'sEugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.


The Choice and Drill Published

The Choice and Drill are part of this first-ever guide to writing and producing one-minute plays. Buy your copy from the Drama Book Shop (you can also do Amazon, but supporting the DBS is always the way to go).


Community - Reading
Playhouse on Park - West Hartford, CT

Community will have a reading as part of Playhouse on Park'sPlaywrights on Park Reading Series on July 18.


Branwell (and the other Brontës)

Reading
Tribe Theatre Company - Brooklyn, NY

Branwell (and the other Brontës): an autobiography edited by Charlotte Brontë will have a reading as part ofThe Tribe Theatre Company's Spring Reading Series on May 15.


Community - Reading
Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays

Phoenix Theatre - Phoenix, AZ

Community was chosen to be part of Phoenix Theatre's Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals on May 5 and May 6.


The Last Night - Published in
Smith & Kraus' Best Short Plays of 2017

The Last Night has been chosen as part of Smith and Kraus' Best Ten-Minute Plays 2017 to be published later this year..


A Real Boy - Production #3
Last Act Theatre - Austin, TX

A Real Boy will have its third full production in 2017 to be produced by Last Act Theatre Company. Stay tuned for more information.


Community - Reading
A Work in Progress Theatre

Community will have a reading on Sunday, April 30 at 3pm as part of A Work in Progress Theatre Company's Reading Series.


For Unto Us - Licensed and Published
by Dramatists Play Service

For Unto Us was selected to be one of ten short plays to be published and licensed byDramatists Play Service in their Outstanding Short Plays Anthology.


The Last Night - Productions
in Australia and New Zealand

The Last Night was chosen to be part of the 2017 Short + Sweet Festivals in both Sydney, Australia andWellington, New Zealand. It was also short-listed for the Short + Sweet Festival in Aukland, Australia.


Branwell (and the other Brontës)
Reading
Unseen & Unheard Productions

Branwell (and the other Brontës) will have its first public reading on Tuesday, December __ at the Gene Frankel Theatre as part of Unseen & Unheard's Reading Series.


Exquisite Potential - Reading
Hudson Stage Company

Exquisite Potential will have a public reading on Friday, December 16 as part ofHudson Stage Company's Reading Series.


Branwell (and the other Brontës)
Reading - CAP21

Branwell (and the other Brontës) was heard in a reading at CAP21 with a cast including Michael Keyloun, Polly Lee, Rileigh McDonald, Joey Parsons, Analise Scarpaci, and Monica Wyche.


Community - Semi-Finalist
March Forth Productions
Summer Reading Salon

Community was selected as a semi-finalist for March Forth Productions 2016 Summer Reading Salon.


Community - Finalist
RLTP 2016 National Playwright
Residency Program

Community was chosen as one of only five finalists for Road Less Traveled Productions 2016 National Playwright Residency Program.


For Unto Us - Production #9
Phoenix Stage Company

For Unto Us will receive its ninth full production as part ofPhoenix Stage Company's 4th Annual One-Act Festival running June 23-25.


The John Wilkes Booth High School
for the Performing Arts Presents:
The Most Inclusive, Least Offensive
Play Ever: An After School Special
-
Reading with Brooklyn Generator

Come join me on Sunday, May 22nd at 4:30pm for an as yet-not-written-full-length play! I've got 22 days (but who's counting?) to write a new full-length play as part of Brooklyn Generator. Be the first (literally) to hear this new piece to be directed by David Eggers and starring Brandon Davidson, Max Duane, Monica Wyche, Katie Braden, Polly Lee, Elissa Bonito and Christine Hope.


The Last Night - Selection - 4th Annual
New Moon Short Play Festival

The Last Night has been selected as one of a few plays for the Professional Playwrights Evening in Luna Stage's4th Annual New Moon Short Play Festival on May 10th.


Community - Reading

Bay Street Theater Festival of New Works

Community will have a reading on Saturday, April 30 at 3pm as part of Bay Street Theater's New Works Festival directed by Rob Urbinati and featuring a tremendous cast including Jodi Capeless, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mark H. Dold and Reggie D. White.
Check out the articles about it:
Playbill
Broadwayworld
Sag Harbor Online
Newsday


Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham's
Dance Studio
- Published in
Smith & Kraus' First-Ever
5-Minute Play Collection

Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham's Dance Studio has been chosen as part of Smith and Kraus' first ever five-minute play collection. Order your copy here.


Community - Finalist
Seven Devils Theatre Conference

Community was chosen as one of 15 finalists for this year's Seven Devils Theatre Conference.


Community - Semi-Finalist

Premiere Stages Play Festival

Community was chosen as a semi-finalist for this year's Premiere Stages Play Festival


Playbill.com Feature on

Reading of Community

Playbill.com write up on January reading of The Community.


Broadwayworld.com Feature on

Reading of Community

Broadwayworld.com write up on January reading of The Community.


Interview

I Interview Playwrights #808

Adam Szymkowicz featured Stephen as Playwright #808 in his I Interview Playwrights Projects.


Interview

with bykennethjones.com

An interview with Ken Jones about Stepen's writing and his play The Community.


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