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Silas Jones

SILAS JONES

  

Nationality:    USA
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Born in Paris, KY. Studied Literature and Creative Writing at Washington State, Los Angeles City College and Writers Guild of America's Open Door Program. Director of Writers Workshops at Performing Arts Society of Los Angeles, 1974, and Paradox Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1978. Certified to teach Drama and Creative Writing in Los Angeles. Has published short stories, the Price of Dirt, Children of all (a sci-fi children's book featuring black super-heroes); wrote TV documentary, TV's Black Im-age Syndrome and Protest and Beyond (NBC); created Denise Douglass, DDS, sitcom optioned to Twentieth-Century Fox. Member, WGa, West, Dramatists Guild of America. Recipient: Gwendolyn Brooks Literary award, 1972, Best Short Story; aRTACT Playwriting award. Received Puffin Playwright's grant; Received California Arts Council Playwright's Fellowship/artist in Resident award; Recieved commissions from Mark Taper Forum and Arena Stage; Director Los Angeles' Wordsmith Playwrights Workshop (CaC & Cultural affairs dept.)

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        Afrindi Aspect, The         American Medea         Canned Goods         Conquest Of the South Pole         Eighth Planet, The         God In Little Pieces         John Doe Variations, The         Night Commander         Romancing Stereotypes         Vagaries         Waiting For Mongo



Afrindi Aspect, The

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Negro ensemble Company, NYC

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Tragedy

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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American Medea

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the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles Ca    -

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African/American Tragedy Tragedy

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Canned Goods

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an Asian orphan of unknown ethnicity, forces himself to become an Asian stereotype. He owns a grocery store in a black ghetto and is loved by all. He doesn't look "Asian" but he "acts" Asian and everybody loves this kind, gentle man. Until the day he sells the store to his son ("tradition"), who is an unabashed racist
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Penumbra Theater Co, Minneapolis, MN, L.a. Theatre Center, Long Wharf, Conn    -

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Conquest Of the South Pole

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Though the dialogue, ranging in style from Brecht to austen in 12 scenes, is different in each scene, language is perhaps the play's most unifying dynamic, for its language is the "poetry of dispair."

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Original Playwright - Manfred Karge

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TCG (Theatre Communications Group), 1987   -

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adaptation

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Eighth Planet, The

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Film Script Play/Drama

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God In Little Pieces

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aSK Theatre Projects, Los Angeles, Ca    -

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Genre:
tragi-comedy Tragedy

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John Doe Variations, The

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aka Off

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arena Stage, the Audrey Skirball Kenis (aSK) theatre    -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Night Commander

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Burbage Theater, Los Angeles Ca    -

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Tragedy One act

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Romancing Stereotypes

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Genre:
funny tragedy Tragedy

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Male:  9            Female:  2            Other:  1 cockroach, 1 "telletubby" doubling suggested

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Vagaries

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Waiting For Mongo

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St Marks Playhouse, NY    1975

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Negro ensemble Company, NYC

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Genre:
nightmare comedy Comedy

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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