blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Thirty of Douglas Jones's plays, for both children and adults, have been produced in venues around the country. The Nose premiered in Richmond, Virginia, in 1989 and earned Jones an invitation to the Actors Theatre of Louisville's "Classics in Context Festival" the following year. His musical Bojangles, written in collaboration with composer Charles Strouse and lyricist Sammy Cahn, premiered in 1993. His adaptation of The Turn of the Screw (1994) was published by The Dramatic Publishing Company in 2000. Jones holds degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia. He has taught at the University of Virginia, TheatreVirginia, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the UVA Center for Continuing Education, and the Virginia Opera, as well as in private schools in the Richmond area. Jones has also published short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, as well as scripts for radio and video. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild and The Authors League of America.