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Daniel Jones

2022 International Society of Performing Arts Fellowships

Daniel Jones

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Nashville, Tennessee

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Daniel Jones (he/him) is a Nashville-based producer, dramaturg, writer, and director passionate about facilitating creative storytelling, diverse narratives, and shared live arts experiences that ignite social change. In his role as Manager of Artistic Programming at OZ Arts Nashville, Daniel has supported hundreds of visiting artists from around the world, including New York, Brazil, Chile, Germany, and more. He also works closely with Nashville artists as they develop new works in the organization's unique 10,000 square-foot warehouse. As the Producing Artistic Director of Kindling Arts, Daniel has worked with hundreds of Nashville-based artists to launch 50+ unique artistic experiences since the organization was founded in 2018. Through Kindling Arts, Daniel co-conceived and co-directed "The Naughty Tree", a queering of the Garden of Eden creation story, which The Nashville Scene called "freewheeling, uncensored and full of heart, pushing the boundaries of what we imagine performance art to be." Daniel's other local producing credits include two installments of "Heroic Couplets: Poetry into Film Collaborations" with Defy Film Festival and "HAUNTED" (First Night's Theatrical Event of the Year), a multimedia, immersive experience inspired by the deadliest train crash in American history. A native of Knoxville, TN, Jones received his BA in Theatre Studies and Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College in Boston.