SUKARI JONES’ musicals include The River Is Me, Ain’t Far From Home, Little Bird, Love Plus, Edge of the Ocean, I Have A Dream, and 4Revenge Tales: for my Mother, Grandmother, Baby Sister and Me. Her new plays are Toy Box, Shadow Dancer, The KKK Boutique, The Real Friend, [zombie play], Slave s, Metropolis-ville and “LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!!”
Sukari Jones is an award winning musical theater lyricist, playwright and screenwriter whose work explores the intersection of race and power in the United States, with a particular focus on the Black experience in America. Sukari’s work often explores identity through a magical, sci-fi and/or satirical lens, and she is passionate about creating challenging principal roles within her pieces that feature actors of color, especially POC women. Education: B.A. from Vassar College, M.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program where she was twice awarded the Yip Harburg Outstanding Lyricist Award. Sukari is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop Advanced level and alum of several writers groups including the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers group. Sukari’s work has been produced and developed at The Public Theater, Tofte Lake Center, The Cherry Lane Theater, Lincoln Center Theater’s Songwriter Showcase, Vineyard Arts Project, Lark Play Development Center, Barrington Stage Company, Joe’s Pub, Prospect Theater Company, Feinstein’s/54 Below, National Alliance of Musical Theatre Conference and Goodspeed Opera House. Sukari is the 2017-2018 W.K. Rose Fellow for the Creative Arts at Vassar College, and a 2018 MacDowell Colony Fellow.