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Upstream Arts Inc
3501 CHICAGO AVE
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota 55407
United States

Company Description: Upstream Arts provides arts programming to the clients of disability-focused organizations, service providers, and other groups. We can provide stand-alone...   more
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Employment History

Education

  • MFA
    University of Iowa
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    University of Iowa Playwrightâ
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Our Staff and Teaching Artists | Upstream Arts
www.upstreamarts.org, 28 Sept 2014 [cached]
Anton Jones - UA Teaching Artist
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Anton Jones
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Anton Jones - Teaching Artist | Playwright, Director, Composer Anton holds his MFA from the University of Iowa Playwright's Workshop. He has directed for Pillsbury House Theatre, The Illusion Theatre, Great American History Theatre and is a two time recipient of the Playwrights' Center/Jerome Many Voices Fellowship. As a composer his music has been heard at Pillsbury House Theatre, Illusion, and as the full score for a runway Show in Hamburg, Germany. As a teaching artist he has worked with North High School to develop a hip-hop adaptation of "Lord of the Flies," with Penumbra Theatre and St. Paul Academy of Performing Arts to develop original works based off of the styles of August Wilson, as well as teaching various classes with a focus on ensemble created work through theatres such as Children's Theatre Company, Pangea World Theatre, and The Guthrie Theatre. He is currently working with various Minneapolis Public Schools through Arts for Academic Achievement where he uses his multidisciplinary background to aid teachers and students in integrating arts into their language arts curriculum and learning environments.
ANTON JONES As an ...
www.childrenstheatre.org, 1 Aug 2014 [cached]
ANTON JONES As an interdisciplinary theatre artist, Anton Jones has devoted his career to fusing his experience as a playwright, director, theatre educator, composer/sound designer, and dramaturg into his own unique approach to the creation of live performance. In 2004, he was teaching theatre appreciation and playwriting at the University of Iowa while working closely with Hip-Hop Theatre Pioneer and Guest Artist Will Power by writing the program notes and acting in Will's production of The Seven. Four months later, he was adapting lyrics and composing/performing original music for a production of Good Person of Szechuan while finishing rewrites of his own play Waking Nicodemus which was going into production the following Spring. Another 4 months passed and he was holding his MFA from the University of Iowa Playwright's Workshop and relocating to Minneapolis. In 2006 & 2008 he was recipient of the Playwright's center/Jerome Foundation Many Voices Residency where he developed The FUNeral a fusion of Hip-Hop Theatre and Commedia Dell'Arte. He has directed for Pillsbury House Theatre, History Theatre, Climb and Illusion Theatre. As a theatre educator he has taught at The Guthrie, Penumbra, Mixed Blood, Pillsbury House Theatre, Pangea World Theatre, and Imagination Stage (MD).
Illusion Theater
www.illusiontheater.org, 11 Jan 2008 [cached]
Featuring actors Jermaine Small and Darien Johnson, Same Difference will be directed by Anton Jones with James A. Williams serving as a Creative Advisor to the production.
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Director Anton Jones is a graduate of the MFA Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa.His play, Tokens-n-Change, was presented in Illusion's 2007 Lights Up!Series.Since relocating to the Twin Cities, he has served as a Company Manager for Pillsbury House Theatre's Breaking Ice Company, a teaching artist for the Guthrie, and a playwright in residence for the Mixed Blood Theatre's Don Cheadle Summer Institute.
The Playwrights' Center - Playwrights' News Archive
www.pwcenter.org, 25 Sept 2008 [cached]
Anton Jones
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A panel selected Lorena Duarte, Ike Holter, Anton Jones, May Lee-Yang, and Rebecca Nicholson as the recipients of the 2008-09 Many Voices Fellowship.
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ABOUT ANTON JONES As an interdisciplinary theatre artist, Anton Jones has worked as a playwright, sound designer, composer, stage manager, actor, dramaturg, director, and theatre educator. After receiving his MFA from the University of Iowa Playwright's Workshop in 2005, he relocated to the Twin Cities and has worked as a teaching artist for the Guthrie, composed the music for Pillsbury House Theatre's Phoenix Fabrik, and was the playwright in residence for Mixed Blood Theatre's Don Cheadle Summer Institute. He was a recipient of a 2006-2007 Jerome Many Voices Residency at the Playwrights Center and is on faculty at St. Cloud Technical College. In 2007, his play Tokens~n~Change: A Hip-Hop Drama had a workshop production at the Illusion Theatre. Jones has developed plays at Penumbra, Pillsbury House Theatre, and Karamu Theatre. Some of his other plays include, Trying Guilt, The FUNeral, Waking Nicodemus, Genies in the Mountain, and Med(i/e)a.
Pangea World Theater » Alternate Visions Festival
pangeaworldtheater.org, 7 April 2011 [cached]
Hiroshima by Masanari Kawahara | Med(i/e)a by Anton Jones Pangea World Theater > Alternate Visions Festival
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Written by Anton Jones; Directed by Tisch Jones
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Anton Jones
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Anton Jones is a two time recipient of the Jerome Many Voices residency and a founding member of the Unit Collective, a Twin Cities based collective of Playwrights of Color. As an interdisciplinary theatre artist, Anton Jones has devoted his career to fusing his experience as a playwright, director, theatre educator, composer/sound designer, and dramaturg into his own unique approach to the creation of live performance. In 2006 he was recipient of the Playwright's center/Jerome Foundation Many Voices Residency where he developed The FUNeral: a fusion of Hip-Hop Theatre and Commedia Dell'Arte. From Being Playwright in Residence for educational programs at Mixed Blood Theatre and Penumbra Theatre, to directing his own play Tokens~n~Change, to composing the soundtrack for a Fashion Show in Germany, to breaking school track records at Grinnell College, Anton Jones continues to learn, grow, and test the boundaries of collaboration.
Masanari Kawahara is a theater maker, performer, designer and educator whoincorporates puppetry, mask and clowning into his work. As a company memberof In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre for 11 years, he created,designed and performed in shows such as A Path Home: A Story of Thich NhatHanh (2009) and Gotama: Journey to the Buddha (2006) among many. As anactor, Masanari has worked with Pangea World Theatre in Conference of theBirds (2009), Illusion Theater in Cirque de Guerre (2008), as well as with TheaterMu and the late Theatre de la Jeune Lune.
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