Daniel Alexander Jones
Head of Playwriting Program
Young Gifted and Black
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 Canto, Earthbirths, Phoenix Fabrik), performance pieces (Blood:Shock:Boogie, The Book of Daniel, Cab and Lena) and devised work (Qualities of Light, Clayangels). 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.