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Rolin Jones

ROLIN JONES  

Nationality:    USA
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    Paradigm  

Rolin Jones. Rolin Jones' play the Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It received the 2006 Obie award for excellence in Playwriting. Productions ofJenny Chow include: South Coast Repertory, Old Globe Theatre, Yale Repertory, Studio Theatre (DC), Atlantic Theater Company (NYC), Portland Center Stage, San Jose Repertory, among others. His full-length play, the Jammer, received a Fringe First award for Best New Writing at 2004's edinburgh Fringe Festival and was also produced at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival. He has written several short plays for the actors Theater of Louisville's Humana Festival, includingSovereignty, Ron Robby Had Too Big a Heart, the Mercury and the Magic, extremely, and Chronicles Simpkins Will Cur Your ass. all of these were recently produced together under the title Shortstackat Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. For the last four years, Mr. Jones has been a writer/producer for Showtime's award-winning series, Weeds.

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        Chronicles Simpkins Will Cut Your Ass         Extremely         Game On         Intelligent Design Of Jenny Chow, The: An Instant Message With Excitable Music         Jammer, The         Mercury And the Magic, The         Open Road Anthology, The         Ron Bobby Had Too Big A Heart         Sovereignty



Chronicles Simpkins Will Cut Your Ass

Synopsis:
Fourth-grader Chronicles Simpkins is the Undisputed Unified Tetherball Champion of Recess, Lunch, and after School. She rules the tetherball court of Woodlake avenue elementary with an iron fist -- but what happens when a new challenger dares to enter her ten-foot circle of pain?

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1st Produced:
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Wellfleet, Ma    05 Jul 2008

Company:
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1st Published:
in Great Short Comedies: Volume 6, Playscripts Inc   -

Music:
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Genre:
short comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  5-11 actors possible: 3-6 females, 2-5 males

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Extremely

Extremely
Johnny and Josh are extreme. Extreme extreme. You can't even handle how extreme they are. Neither, it seems, can they. A riotous short about going to -- and over -- the limit.

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1st Produced:
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Wellfleet, Ma    -

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1st Published:
in "Great Short Plays: Volume 10", Playscripts Inc, 2014   -

Music:
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Genre:
Short Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  2 either (4-9 actors possible: 0-4 f, 2-5 m)

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Game On

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
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Genre:
Various

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Intelligent Design Of Jenny Chow, The: An Instant Message With Excitable Music

Synopsis:
Twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Marcus is an obsessive-compulsive agorophobe with a genius IQ. In a quest to learn more about her Chinese biological parents, Jennifer builds "Jenny Chow," a robot replica of herself who helps her piece together her past.

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1st Produced:
South Coast Rep in Costa Mesa, Ca    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Jammer, The

Synopsis:
the JaMMeR resurrects that greatest of American entertainments, the Roller Derby: half sport, half show, all action. In just over an hour, the JaMMeR packs multiple roller-derby sequences, a riot, a roller-coaster ride, vomit, spit, blood, sex and love. In short, the JaMMeR is the King Lear of roller-derby plays.

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2008   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Mercury And the Magic, The

Synopsis:
the Open Road. Mike and Joe. Two possum contemplating their place in the universe.

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY, United States)    2007

Company:
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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
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Genre:
8-10 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  2 males, 1 either (3 actors possible: 0-3 males, 0-3 females)

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Open Road Anthology, The

Synopsis:
the call of the open road has reverberated since the founding of our nation: the wind in our hair and promise of a new life around the corner; or in the legacy of land taken, communities divided and the increasingly guarded borders behind which Americans drive. Comic and thought-provoking, these writers examine how America's yearning for unfettered freedom resonates today and where it rings hollow.

Notes:
written by Constance Congdon, Kia Corthron, Michael John Garces, Rolin Jones, A. Rey Pamatmat And Kathryn Walat, with music by GrooveLily

1st Produced:

Company:
2006-2007 Actors Theatre apprentice Company

1st Published:
Humana Festival 2007: the Complete Plays, 2008   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Ron Bobby Had Too Big A Heart

Synopsis:
a shotgun, some ammo, bottle of chloroform, the prom queen in a laundry bag. . .just two young girls of age packing for a road trip.

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY, United States)    2007

Company:
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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
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Genre:
8-10 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  3 females

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Sovereignty

Synopsis:
the neighbors are acting strange and the mail is piling up, but Mrs. elsbeth is determined to turn a blind eye. a scathing and satiric play about the people right next door. (This play is also available in the collection Humana Festival 2006: the Complete Plays.)

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY, United States)    2006

Company:
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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
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Genre:
10 min Dark comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  2 males, 2 females

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