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Arlitia Jones

Arlitia Jones

Arlitia Jones is a poet, playwright, and director, as well as co-founder of TossPot Productions in Anchorage, Alaska. TossPot Productions is an art-house resident theatre company at Out North Art House in Anchorage committed to contemporary works of American theatre that offer equitable and challenging roles for men and women. With TossPot and Out North, Jones just directed Arthur Jolly’s critically acclaimed A Gulag Mouse, in March 2013. She is directing My Name is Rachel Corrie in September 2013 at Out North. In addition to her directing, Jones is also working on her new full length, Come to me, Leopards, which is scheduled for a workshop production in October 2013 at Cyrano’s Theatre in Anchorage. Her latest full length play Rush at Everlasting received a reading with the Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance at the Seattle Repertory Theatre in spring 2012 and is scheduled for a world premiere production at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, AK for January 2014. Past works include The Emperical Eskimo which was selected as a finalist in the 2011 36th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Summer Play Festival in New York City. Her first full length play Sway Me Moon was produced by Three Wise Moose at Out North Theatre in February of 2008 in Anchorage and again at the 2008 Last Frontier Theatre Conference. In May 2013, Jones was selected to receive an Individual Artists Fellowship from the Rasmuson Foundation. Along with Cyrano’s Theatre Company, Jones has also been the recipient of a grant from the Alaska State Humanities Forum to write Make Good the Fires in celebration of 50 years of Alaska Statehood. Make Good the Fires was produced by CTC in March 2009 at Cyrano’s Theatre in Anchorage. Jones traveled to New York City in July 2013 to participate as an emerging playwright in the 2013 Director’s Lab at Lincoln Center. Past works include her 10 minute play Grand Central and 42nd was chosen for finals at the 2007 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Summer Play Festival in New York City and her ten minute play Shoe Story was produced in Great Britain as part of the Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance British Tour. Her short plays have been staged in Anchorage’s Overnighter Theatre, as well as staged and read at the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. In addition to her theatre work, Jones is also a published poet and author of one volume, The Bandsaw Riots which won the 2001 Dorothy Brunsman Prize from Bear Star Press. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and publications and were featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. She is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild of America.


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