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DGF Traveling Masters Presents: A Conversation with Daniel Alexander Jones

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Waring Jones Theater at Playwrights' Center

2301 East Franklin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55406

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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 Augsburg 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.

Maximum attendance is 100 people.

Sarah Myers is an associate professor in the Theater Department and MFA Program at Augsburg University. Most recently, she directed Anat Shinar’s Something elegant, like this at Pillsbury House Theater, and her solo play I Do Today (2017 Jewish Plays Project Top 10) was produced in Chicago as part of Greenhouse Theater Center’s Solo Celebration series. Sarah has collaborated with The Other Theater Company (Chicago) and Sod House Theater (Minnesota), and she is a former company member of Workhaus Collective (Minneapolis) and Rude Mechanicals (Austin). BS: Northwestern University; MFA/PhD University of Texas at Austin.

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Elissa Adams is Associate Artistic Director at Theater Latté Da in Minneapolis, and the Producer of Latté Da’s NEXT Festival, which supports the development of new musicals and plays with music. Formerly, she was Director of New Play Development at Children’s Theatre Company, where she commissioned and premiered more than 45 new plays and musicals. Prior positions include Lab Director at The Playwrights’ Center and Literary Manager/Dramaturg at La Jolla Playhouse. She is a frequent artistic advisor/dramaturg at the Sundance Theatre Lab and holds an MFA in Dramaturgy from UC San Diego.

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