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Playwright in Residence:  Candrice Jones








A founding member of OLN, Candrice Jones returns to the company this year as Playwright in Residence through a generous CARES Act grant from the Arkansas Arts Council. Playwright, poet, and educator  Candrice is from Dermott, Arkansas. She has been honored to have been a fellow at Callaloo for poetry at Brown University and in London and has also been a VONA Playwriting Fellow and a CalArts MFA Critical Studies recipient. Candrice's primary goal as a writer is to write love letters for and to women of the American South. She is the author of the full-length plays Crackbaby (2010 Wasserstein Prize Nomination) and FLEX (developed at the 2020 Humana Festival of New American Plays). She has been a resident fellow at Ground Floor housed by the Berkeley Rep, the Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival, and MacDowell’s Colony of the Arts. She was a resident playwright at Djerassi’s Colony of the Arts in the fall of 2020, and a 2019-20 Many Voices Fellow and a 2020-2021 Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center. She believes that in these times of peril “story and art matter more than ever.” Candrice recently joined the staff of The Arkansas Repertory Theatre as Director of New Programs.