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Tracy Jones - Finalist
Trustus Theatre Playwrights' Festival

Trustus Theatre has selected Tracy Jones as part of their annual Playwrights' Festival.


Elected to Dramatists Guild Council
Northeastern Regional Representative

I'm very honored and excited to have been elected as the Northeastern Regional Council Representative to the Dramatists Guild Council where I'll be serving for the next 3 years.


Tracy Jones - Reading
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
May 13, 2020

Dreamcatcher Repetory Theatre features Tracy Jones in their Meet The Artist Series. Read more about the series on Broadwayworld.com. The Zoom reading is Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm. For more info visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org


Visiting Professor
Point Park University

After graduating from the MFA Writing for Screen and Stage program atPoint Park University I was honored to be a visiting professor this past spring semester and teach a section of the Thesis II - Rewriting Course.


Instructor - Writing the Ten-Minute Play
Luna Stage

I'm very excited to be teaching a section of Luna's new virtual class Writing The Ten-Minute Play. Read this great article about Luna's community outreach programs here.


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

Semi-Finalist
Campfire Theatre Festival

Campfire Theatre Festival selected The John Wilkes Booth High School for the Performing Arts Presents: The Most Inclusive, Least Offensive Play Ever: An After School Special for their 2020 Festival.


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

Reading
Company of Fools Theatre

Company of Fools included The John Wilkes Booth High School for the Performing Arts Presents: The Most Inclusive, Least Offensive Play Ever: An After School Special as part of their Plague Reading Series.


Tracy Jones - Production #1

March 2021
Williamston Theatre - Williamston, MI

Williamston Theatre will produce the world premiere of Tracy Jones in their 20-21 Season.


Branwell (and the other Brontës)
Production #2

Postponed
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)
Production #1

Postponed
Blue Room Theatre - Chico, CA

Blue Room Theatre presents the first production of Branwell (and the other Brontës): an autobiography edited by Charlotte Brontë May 21-June 6. Purchase tickets here.


Telephone - Production #1

Streaming May 16, 2020
Ohlone College - Fremont, CA

Ohlone College presents the first production of Telephone May 7-9. Performed by Ohlone students as part of the Playwrights Festival. Purchase tickets here.


Exquisite Potential- Reading
Postponed

Gallery Players Jewish Theatre Lab
Columbus, OH

Exquisite Potenial will kick of the inaugural Jewish Theatre Lab with a staged reading with Gallery Players, part of the JCC of Greater Columbus. Purchase tickets here.


Tracy Jones - Finalist

B Street Theatre's New Comedies Festival
Sacramento, CA

Tracy Jones is currently one of 6 finalists for B Street Theatre's New Comedies Festival.


Branwell (and the other Brontës)
Workshop

Postponed - 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. For reservations please send an email to branwellrsvp@gmail.com and include your name and which performance you'd like to attend. Performances are 7:30 at TheaterLab - 357 W 36th St 3rd floor, New York, NY 10018.


Tracy Jones - Reading
March 7, 2020

Fenimore Museum - Cooperstown, NY

Tracy Jones will have a reading as part ofFenimore Art Museum's, Next! Readings of New Works by Regional Playwrights on March 7 at 3pm.


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.


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