Daniel Alexander Jones will speak on his multivalent career as a writer, director, performer and composer as part of the spring 2016 theater course “Artistic Entrepreneurship: Creating and Producing Live Performance” taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman. Jones will discuss career and artistic strategies as well as the development of The Theatrical Jazz Aesthetic. The talk begins at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, in Room 206 at 185 Nassau Street. Free and open to the public.
DANIEL ALEXANDER JONES makes live art. He has dissolved boundaries and explored radical presence for over 20 years through his dynamic, interdisciplinary practice. His body of work is unified by its consistent regard for human complexity, its commitment to kindness and generosity at its core, and by its faith in the power of live art to foster empathic communication. A significant contributor to the development of The Theatrical Jazz Aesthetic, Jones employs collaboration, risk and spontaneity in the crafting and presentation of his work.
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.