Kathleen Jones

Kathleen Jones

Kathleen is a NYC-based playwright by way of California and DC (MFA, Catholic University). Her work has been performed at United Solo Festival, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Arcadia University, Catholic University, and Drew University.

Plays

  • Gluten Free
    Charlotte is home from college for the summer in Oregon, where she lives with her white grandparents– but she’d rather be anywhere else. With the help of her neighbor Pedro, they're gone.

    This play has great roles for two elderly actors, grandma and grandpa, and two young teen actors, African-American granddaughter and her Latino best friend. Recommended for all ages.
  • Conversations I've Never Had
    Newlyweds Ruth and Brad’s seemingly happy life is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger from Ruth’s past, a stranger who watches Ruth while she's sleeping and eats sandwiches made of blood, but who nobody else can see but her. Ruth had a history of abuse with a particular drama teacher who "saw her potential"-- he's dead, she's grown and married, and he's come back to...
    Newlyweds Ruth and Brad’s seemingly happy life is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger from Ruth’s past, a stranger who watches Ruth while she's sleeping and eats sandwiches made of blood, but who nobody else can see but her. Ruth had a history of abuse with a particular drama teacher who "saw her potential"-- he's dead, she's grown and married, and he's come back to get her. With the help of Ruth’s sister, Brad and Ruth endeavor to find a way to save their marriage and each other. It ends with some still dead but all well.
  • The W Trilogy
    One boy is in a coma and his brother is fed up with the whole thing, while a girl loves them then finds Jesus. Three best friends post-high school all try to piece their story together, to leave it behind.
  • So Snow
    Patient is a foster child who is actually dying from a disease she has made up (sort of). She sees eggs and teddy bears and things that ruin fresh white snow. Dr. Jackson and Nurse Yolanda do their best to staunch the bleeding as Patient earnestly rushes with faith from this life to the next.
  • Pack Rats
    ALAN: Overseas, the Pack Rats didn't leave survivors. What makes you think it'll be different here?

    MINDY: Whoever picks the right ten things. That's what the notice said.
  • The Rules of the Fifth Wall
    Non-Dual has written a play, and the actors she has hired, including Ketchup Girl, Man and Techie, are ruining it!
  • Scientists Make Me Sick
    A prominent scientist on the verge of curing cancer is discovered to have uttered racial slurs about his Puerto Rican patients. When his research assistant finds out, she must choose between her career and life's work in cancer research with him, or doing the right thing.