Candrice Jones

Candrice Jones

Candrice Jones is the author of two full-length plays, Crackbaby (nominated for 2010 Wendy Wasserstein Prize) and Jump at the Sun as well as several short plays. In the year, 2015-16 she spearheaded Re-Imagining the Self, a socially aware ten minute play showcase with the goal of teaching the ten-minute play development and production process to first-time playwrights of all ages. Currently she is developing...
Candrice Jones is the author of two full-length plays, Crackbaby (nominated for 2010 Wendy Wasserstein Prize) and Jump at the Sun as well as several short plays. In the year, 2015-16 she spearheaded Re-Imagining the Self, a socially aware ten minute play showcase with the goal of teaching the ten-minute play development and production process to first-time playwrights of all ages. Currently she is developing the play, We Got Next, a play that focuses on high school girls' basketball during the initiation of the WNBA.

Plays

  • Counter-Curse
    Online dating has become a way to find love. Or, has it become a way to track down your father's ex-lover's son? In this play of catfish, Elise, a 20-something seeks revenge. But, will an old wive's tale come back to hunt her in the best way possible?
  • FLEX
    It’s 1997 and Cynthia Cooper rules the WNBA. Every player on Plainnole’s Lady Train basketball team wants to “go pro,” but none more than Starra Jones. She and her teammates, Cherise, Sidney, April, and Donna, make a pact to stick together come hell or high water. However, the realities of living life in rural Arkansas may tear them apart. Written in the structure of a four-quarter basketball game, Flex...
    It’s 1997 and Cynthia Cooper rules the WNBA. Every player on Plainnole’s Lady Train basketball team wants to “go pro,” but none more than Starra Jones. She and her teammates, Cherise, Sidney, April, and Donna, make a pact to stick together come hell or high water. However, the realities of living life in rural Arkansas may tear them apart. Written in the structure of a four-quarter basketball game, Flex presents a world in which a mistake on the court becomes a foul off the court. Hitting a shot on the court is a score in real life.
  • Crackbaby
    Crackbaby is a satirical critique of the Public Education School System of the United States of America and the Reagan Administration’s War on Drugs. Theoretically, the play questions the politics of visibility as well as the danger of accepting a version of a single story narrative (the crackbaby myth). Taking place from the early to late 90’s, Crackbaby follows the journey of Emarytus Brown from kindergarden...
    Crackbaby is a satirical critique of the Public Education School System of the United States of America and the Reagan Administration’s War on Drugs. Theoretically, the play questions the politics of visibility as well as the danger of accepting a version of a single story narrative (the crackbaby myth). Taking place from the early to late 90’s, Crackbaby follows the journey of Emarytus Brown from kindergarden to eighth grade. The granddaughter of a drug dealer and master of Black Panther rhetoric, with each grade Emarytus learns a new lesson eventually shedding her innocence.