A blog by performance artist and playwright Daniel Alexander Jones

DAJ visits Minneapolis - April 25 - as part of the Dramatists Guild Fund Traveling Masters Series

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Excited to visit the PLAYWRIGHTS’ CENTER in Minneapolis. I’ll be having an event April 25th. FREE - just RSVP.


Join the Dramatists Guild Foundation and the Playwrights' Center for an intimate conversation with theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones on April 25 at 7pm in the Waring Jones Theater as part of the DGF Traveling Masters program.

Daniel will read selections from his upcoming book of creative nonfiction, share stories and questions from his journey, and participate in a conversation about the intimate relationship between creative practice and personal transformation. The evening will be facilitated by Professor Sarah Myers of Augsberg University and will feature Elissa Adams, one of Jones’s long-time collaborators.

The book, titled “WAVES,” chronicles his journey through a series of powerful lessons learned from pivotal mentors, places, and moments in time. Resonant with the call and response of Blackness, Queerness, Experimentation, Lineage, and Transformation, the book offers evidence of lives lived beyond binaries and boundaries, lives that housed stark contradictions, lives full of individual epiphany and communal wisdom, and lives that embodied the work of carrying the lessons of the past to the questions of the future.

Daniel Alexander Jones is an acclaimed interdisciplinary artist. Performance works include Black Light (Public Theater, Greenwich House Theater), Duat (Soho Rep), An Integrator’s Manual (La MaMa), Bright Now Beyond (Salvage Vanguard), and Radiate (Soho Rep and National Tour). His alter-ego, Jomama Jones, is completing a forthcoming fifth album of original music, Anew, for release in 2019. Among many honors, Daniel received the Doris Duke Artist Award, the Alpert Award in the Arts, and was in the first class of Creative Capital grantees. A primary contributor to the Theatrical Jazz Aesthetic, he is Associate Professor of Theatre at Fordham University. Daniel Alexander Jones began his relationship with PWC as a 1994 Many Voices Fellow, was a Jerome Fellow, and held a McKnight National Residency.