Darryl V. Jones is Associate Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at Cal State East Bay. Prior to his move to the Bay Area, Jones was Head of the B.F.A. Directing Concentration at the University of Michigan and Foundation Advisor for the BFA Acting Program. In Washington, D.C. he was Directing Associate at Arena Stage where he directed and was associate producer of PlayQuest the New Play Development Series and the Young Artist 2K Playwrights Festival. He also appeared in Arena's first production of CANDIDE and choreographed their anniversary production of the musical in 1994. Jones directed in many of DC's leading theatres including The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company where he directed Paula Vogel's MINNEOLA TWINS. His production of SPUNK for the African Continuum Theatre Co. presented at the Kennedy Center, earned him a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Direction of a Resident Musical. He was also the first director to collaborate with Arthur Miller on Jones' re-working of a Dominican-American production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE for the Source Theatre, and won the Washington Theatre Lobby, Mary Goldwater Award for Outstanding Direction. Off-Broadway he directed WE ARE YOUR SISTERS for the Blue Heron Theatre Co. In 2009 Jones directed August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN for the Sacramento Theatre Company and DARK RIVER an opera based on the life of Fannie Lou Hamer for the Oakland Opera Theatre. Other regional theatre productions directed by Jones include FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA, COLORED PEOPLE'S TIME, OLIVER, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT, SWEET CHARITY, AVENUE X THE A CAPPELLA MUSICAL, MUD RIVER STONE etc...
- M.F.A., Boston University
Not teaching this quarter.