Daniel Alexander Jones 2012 Artist in Residence

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Daniel Alexander Jones makes live art. 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 unconventional body of 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). In collaboration with composer Bobby Halvorson, Daniel, as his "altar-ego" Jomama Jones (called "a true theatrical original" by Backstage Magazine), has released the CDs Lone Star and Radiate; has performed in concert at Joe's Pub and Symphony Space; and sold out a theatrical run of the critically acclaimed show Radiate, directed by Kym Moore at Soho Rep.

Daniel holds a degree in Africana Studies from Vassar College and a graduate degree in Theatre from Brown University. He is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Fordham University and previously taught in the MFA programs at the University of Texas at Austin and Goddard College. Daniel is a Creative Capital grantee, a MAP Fund grantee, and a Howard Foundation Fellowship recipient. He is an alumnus of New Dramatists, a Core Member of the Playwrights' Center, a national company member of Pillsbury House Theatre and a newly appointed Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts Media at Columbia College, Chicago. Daniel Alexander Jones received the prestigious Alpert Award in the Arts for Theatre in 2006 in recognition of his body of work.

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