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Ken Jones is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. Jones served as head writer and associate producer for Lightpoint Entertainment producing television shows at Disney/MGM Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  He has written pilot episodes for over 17 different series where he earned an Emmy nomination. His shows have aired on ABC, PBS, Disney Channel, UPN and HBO.  Ken received his BFA from the University of Florida, an MFA in playwriting from the University of Virginia and he graduated in playwriting from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.  Jones participated in the Warner Bros. Television Writer’s Workshop and went on to write for Warner Bros. and Paramount.


His play, A RED EAGLE FALLING, was produced Off-Broadway in New York City’s WRITER’S THEATRE in 1986, and in 1989, TIME magazine chose Ken Jones’ play, DARKSIDE for its Critics’ Choice.  Jones has had over 500 hundred productions of his 24 produced plays, eight published, 4 CD’s and his works are listed in several anthologies and monologue books.  Professional theatres have produced his plays across the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.  He has won a Telly Award, a Communicator’s Award, the Post-Corbett award for Literary Artist, the DuPont Fellowship, the Delauney Playwriting Award, the Denver Prima Facie Award, 11 Acclaim Awards, and the Kentucky Playwright’s Award. Jones is the co-creator and an executive producer of DIVINE WILL, a new faith-based show for television being represented by New Media Vision in London. 


Ken has had the opportunity to work as an actor with Nobel Prize winner, Derek Walcott and composer, Galt MacDermot, on their original musical STEEL,  Broadway playwright, Allan Knee at the American Repertory Theatre on his play THE LOST BOYS (FINDING NEVERLAND), and  Broadway director Alvin Epstein at the Hasty Pudding Theatre. Ken was nominated for an Emmy Award for his acting role in the NICK NOBLE series.  Ken has provided the voices for many animated shows including the title character for the DOOLEY AND PALS SHOW produced at Disney-MGM Studios and airing on PBS.   Ken has directed musicals and plays at the American Repertory Theatre, The Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts, the Commonwealth Theatre Company, Stage 773, Theatre Building Chicago, Lincoln Amphitheatre and the Carnegie Arts Theatre as well as numerous university theatres.  His credits also include shows for casinos and theme parks.  He also directed animation for television at Lightpoint Entertainment at Disney/MGM Studios.


Jones is currently playwright-in-residence at Northern Kentucky University, and the winner of the Frank Sinton Milburn Outstanding Professor Award for 2003-2004, and is currently the Rosenthal Endowed Chair of Theatre. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. 




LINCOLN: Upon The Altar of Freedom
Lincoln Amphitheatre, Lincoln City, Indiana



Plays available at Samuel French, Inc. and Heuer Play Publishing