BLUE NIGHT
An Evening with Daniel Alexander Jones

Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington

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Meany Center for the Performing Arts, UW School of Drama, and On the Boards are pleased to invite you to join us to spend a very special evening with Creative Research Fellow Daniel Alexander Jones.

The Creative Fellowships Initiative is a new interdisciplinary pilot project at the University of Washington exploring the nature of creative research. The Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to advance the field of performing arts by supporting artists in the development of new work and by integrating the performing arts disciplines into the broader curriculum.

This event is a part of the Meany Center’s new free series exploring the creative process. 

BLUE NIGHT
An Evening with Daniel Alexander Jones

Daniel Alexander Jones meditates on nearly 25 years in performance art and theatre with a collection of essays as distinctive as his body of artistic work. BLUE, subtitled “notes from the crossroads”, marks the intersection of memoir, artistic history, spiritual journal, manifesto, and creative workbook. Jones is a celebrated artist who extends, through his work, an aesthetically daring and civically engaged lineage of art makers rooted in the Black American Avant-Garde and interdisciplinary traditions.

For the event, BLUE NIGHT, Daniel will read excerpts from the book and share archival images and video. School of Drama Executive Director Todd London will then interview Daniel and lead a public Q&A session.

Daniel Alexander Jones makes theatre, music, and live performance. His wildflower body of work continues to grow in dialogue with a wide range of collaborators and audiences. Duat premiered at Soho Rep in 2016 to critical acclaim (including a five-star review from Time Out). His other performance pieces and plays include PhantasmatronPhoenix FabrikBlood:Shock:Boogie, and Bel Canto. Daniel received a 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award in recognition of his risk-taking practice and a 2016 USA Artist Fellow; he was also named an inaugural Mellon Foundation Creative Research Fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle for 2017–2019. 

Wednesday, October 18
6 PM
Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre

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Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre
University of Washington
Near entrance at NE 45th St, adjacent to N5 parking lot.