DGF: Traveling Masters with Daniel Alexander Jones

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Playwrights' Center

Join the Dramatists Guild Foundation and the Playwrights' Center for an intimate conversation with theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones 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 began his relationship with PWC as a 1994 Many Voices Fellow, was a Jerome Fellow, and held a McKnight National Residency. Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) is a national charity that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. DGF fosters playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters at all stages of their careers.