Daniel Alexander Jones

Performing Arts, 2000

Jones is an acclaimed interdisciplinary artist, named by American Theatre Magazine as one of fifteen theatre makers whose work will “change American stages for decades to come.” His plays and performance pieces include The Book of Daniel, Phoenix Fabrik, Bel Canto, Earthbirths, Blood:Shock:Boogie and Cab and Lena. Jones has performed nationally in numerous cities including New York, Minneapolis, Austin, St. Paul, Seattle and Boston, and internationally in London, Dublin, Manchester and Leeds. He regularly collaborates with other artists including Walter Kitundu, Grisha Coleman, Helga Davis, Sharon Bridgforth, Erik Ehn and Robbie McCauley. The Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and TCG, The Howard Foundation and The Jerome Foundation have all supported Jones’s work. A passionate educator, Jones is a faculty member with Goddard College’s Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and a Lecturer in the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Theatre and Dance. A native of Massachusetts, Jones is based in New York City. Jones is an artist leader in Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program.

Awards and Accomplishments


Jones receives a MAP Fund grant

2010: Jones releases new album, _Jomama Jones: Lone Star_

2010: Jones receives a MAP Fund grant for _Jomama Jones_

2009: Jones receives yearlong developmental residency between SoHo Rep and New Dramatists

2007: Jones receives McKnight Foundation National Residency and Commission

2006: Jones receives Alpert Award in the Arts in Theatre

2005: Jones receives Rockefeller Foundation MAP Grant

2002: Jones receives residency at Sundance Institute Theatre Lab

2002: Jones receives Howard Foundation Playwrighting Fellowship