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Teaching Artist, Playwright, Dire...

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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

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  • 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, 26 July 2015 [cached]
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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 has been working with Upstream Arts since 2010.
ANTON JONES As an ...
www.childrenstheatre.org, 2 June 2015 [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).
The Playwrights' Center - Playwrights' News Archive
www.pwcenter.org, 25 Sept 2008 [cached]
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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.
Anton Jones is a 2 time ...
bedlamtheatre.org, 9 June 2010 [cached]
Anton Jones is a 2 time many voices resident, co-founding member of the Unit Collective and holds his MFA from the U of Iowa Playwright's Workshop. He has collaborated as a Playwright, Director, Educator, Composer, and Sound Designer with Pillsbury House Theatre, The Guthrie, Children's Theatre Company, Pangea World Theatre, The Illusion Theatre, Climb, La Mama Experimental (NYC). Currently he is an Artist in Residence at Pillsbury House Theatre.
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Founded in 2009, the Unit claims Indira Addington, Joe Luis Cedillo, Kristoffer Diaz, Reggie Edmund, Jessica Huang, Anton Jones, Eric 'Pogi' Sumangil, and Saymoukda 'Mooks' Duangphouxay Vongsay among its ranks.
Upstream Arts' Teaching Artists | Upstream Arts
upstreamarts.org, 9 Dec 2011 [cached]
Anton Jones, Playwright, Director, Composer and Theatre Educator Anton Jones 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 Playwight's 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.
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Teaching Artist Anton Jones on Nonverbal Communication Feb 11, 2011
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