Second Tuesday Presents: Daniel Alexander Jones
Daniel Alexander Jones joins us for Second Tuesday to present several new projects that include the recent publications of “Love Like Light : Plays and Performance Texts” and “Particle and Wave: A Conversation” by Daniel Alexander Jones and Alexis Pauline Gumbs.
ABOUT DANIEL ALEXANDER JONES
Daniel Alexander Jones exemplifies the artist-as-energy worker. While his wildflower body of original work includes plays, performance pieces, recorded music, concerts, music theatre events, essays, and long-form improvisations, energy is his true medium. The Herb Alpert Foundation notes that he “creates multi-dimensional experiences where bodies, minds, emotions, voices, and spirits conjoin, shimmer, and heal.”
Jones’s critically-acclaimed performance pieces include Black Light (Public Theater, Greenwich House Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Penumbra Theatre); Duat (Soho Rep); An Integrator’s Manual (La MaMa, etc. and Fusebox Festival); and Radiate (Soho Rep and National Tour). Jones has recorded five albums of original songs as his alter-ego, Jomama Jones. He is recognized as a key voice in the development of Theatrical Jazz and has made a significant contribution to Black Experimental Theatre and Performance.
Jones was a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, the recipient of a 2019 Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, is a Doris Duke Artist Award recipient, was a Mellon Foundation Creative Research Fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle from 2017-2019, and was the recipient of support from USA Artists, Creative Capital, and the MAP Fund. He was awarded an Alpert Award in the Arts, a Bistro Award, and the Franky Award in Performance. Jones is a Professor of Theatre at Fordham University where he runs the Playwriting Track. He was recognized with the 2021 PEN America/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award, a 2021 inaugural Art Matters Artist to Artist Grant, and is a Producing Artist with the CALARTS Center for New Performance.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
6:30 p.m. ET
$10 Suggested Donation