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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

Summer Performance Workshop with Daniel Alexander Jones!

Daniel Alexander Jones

Performing Blackness

Acting and Writing Workshops
Daniel Alexander Jones has returned to Austin to begin rehearsals for his new musical Bright Now Beyond at Salvage Vanguard TheatreWhile Daniel is here he will conduct two workshops sponsored by The Warfield Center as part of the Performing Blackness Series.
July 7th
Writing Workshop: Get Sassy
Using a filmed performance of Sarah Vaughan as a point of departure, Jones will outline three of the tenets of the theatrical jazz aesthetic, then lead participants through a guided writing workshop employing them practically.
July 14th
Acting Workshop: Chords
Jones leads a performance workshop exploring how experienced actors/performers can open up layers of resonance in their work using foundational ideas taken from the theatrical jazz aesthetic.
Daniel Alexander Jones is an award-winning performer, writer, and director. American Theatre Magazine named him “one of fifteen artists whose work will be transforming American stages for decades to come.” His work includes plays (Bel CantoEarthbirthsPhoenix Fabrik), performance pieces (Blood:Shock:BoogieThe Book of DanielCab and Lena) and devised work (Qualities of LightClayangels). With composer Bobby Halvorson, Jones has released three recordings, performed at Joe’s Pub and Symphony Space, and in the critically acclaimed show Jomama Jones *Radiate at Soho Rep. Jones holds degrees in Africana studies from Vassar College and in Theatre from Brown University’s Graduate School. He taught in MFA programs at the University of Texas at Austin and Goddard College. Jones is a Creative Capital grantee, a MAP Fund grantee, and a Howard Foundation Fellowship recipient. He’s an alumnus of New Dramatists, a Playwrights’ Center Core Member, and a Pillsbury House Theatre company member. He was a 2011-2012 Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic in Chicago. He received the prestigious Alpert Award in the Arts for Theatre in 2006. Jones is the head of Fordham University’s the Playwriting Program in the Department of Theatre.
For more information about Daniel Alexander Jones visit his website at:
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