Nick Jones

Nick Jones is a performer and writer for theater, television and film. His most recent play was the critically acclaimed Trevor, starring Steven Boyer as a has-been show biz chimp. His previous play The Coward was produced at Lincoln Center/LTC3, where it was nominated for 4 Lortel Awards (winning two) and is now being made into a motion picture. His show Jollyship the Whiz-Bang at Ars Nova, a puppet rock musical about pirates, also received an extended critically acclaimed run, and was subsequently revived for the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater.

Other plays include: Salome of the Moon (PPAS Performing Arts High School), The Wundelsteipen (the Flea), Little Building (Galapagos Art Space), Straight Up Vampire: A History of Vampires in Colonial Pennsylvania as Performed to the Music of Paula Abdul (Philladelphia Fringe Festival, Joe's Pub), The Nosemaker's Apprentice (The Brick, with Rachel Shukert), The Sporting Life (Studio 42 at the Vineyard Theater, also with Shukert), and The Colonists, a puppet work for children. Upcoming premieres in 2015 include: Verite, at LTC3, and Important Hats of the Twentieth Century, at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Mr. Jones was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He earned his Literature/Creative Writing BA from Bard College and a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting degree from Juilliard, where he was a two-time winner of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize. He has received theater commissions from Lincoln Center, Ars Nova, The Old Globe, Manhattan Theater Club, The Huntington Theatre Company, Center Theater Group, and South Coast Repertory.

Mr. Jones currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is a writer and co-producer for the critically-acclaimed Netflix series Orange is the New Black, which has garnered numerous accolades, including Writer's Guild Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy nominations.

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Plays by Nick Jones

  • The Downtown Anthology
  • Trevor
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      Honorable Mention, Best of New York 2013 (Time Out New York, Adam Feldman)

      10 Best Off-Off Broadway Plays of 2013 (Frontier Psychiatrist)

      10 Best Chicago Theatre Shows of 2013 (Chicago Magazine)

      2015 Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award for Writing

      2015 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Playwriting