Thursday, April 9th, 2015 - 6p
NOTES FROM AN INTEGRATOR'S MANUAL (free and open to the public)
Brazenly Brown, A Lecture by Daniel Alexander Jones AM'93
Friday, April 10th, 2015 - 4p-6p
Brazenly Brown Master Class (by invitation only)
with Daniel Alexander Jones AM '93
Saturday April 11th, 2015 - 8pm
JOMAMA JONES: RADIATE (free and open to the public)
Part concert, part revival featuring the triumphant return of legendary expatriate performer Jomama Jones, a mythical R&B diva who left the US after a string of hits in the 80s, back from the darkness as a lone star with a singular purpose – to awaken the comeback in us all, through her music and live performance. She shares songs of resilience and regeneration recounting her rise to the stratosphere, her self-imposed exile from the US and surprising observations of the America to which she has returned.
Jones is accompanied by her collaborator and musical director, Bobby Halvorson, her backing vocalists, the Sweet Peaches - the extraordinary Helga Davis and Laura Jean Anderson, and a knockout band. "RADIATE glows..." said the New York Times, "making it hard to resist this sequined earth-mother's soulful embrace."
Rites and Reason Theatre
Daniel Alexander Jones is an award-winning performer, writer, and director. American Theatre Magazine named him "one of fifteen artists whose work will be transforming American stages for decadesto come." His work includes plays (Bel Canto, Earthbirths, Phoenix Fabrik), performance pieces (Blood:Shock:Boogie, The Book of Daniel, Cab and Lena) and devised work (Qualities of Light,Clayangels). With composer Bobby Halvorson, Jones has released three recordings, performed at Joe's Pub and Symphony Space, and in the critically acclaimed show Jomama Jones * Radiate at Soho Rep. Jones holds degrees in Africana studies from Vassar College and in Theatre from Brown University's Graduate School. He taught in MFA programs at the University of Texas at Austin and Goddard College. Jones is a Creative Capital grantee, a MAP Fund grantee, and a Howard Foundation Fellowship recipient. He's an alumnus of New Dramatists, a Playwrights' Center Core Member, and a Pillsbury House Theatre company member. He was a 2011-2012 Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic in Chicago. He received the prestigious Alpert Award in the Arts for Theatre in 2006.