CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) recently launched its new CNP Podcast featuring an extensive interview 2020/21 CNP Resident Artist (and past Alpert Award Winner) Daniel Alexander Jones.
In the inaugural episode, the playwright, essayist, performer and musician takes a deep dive into Black American and Queer Performance traditions.
In conversation with performer-playwright Sarahjeen François (Theater MFA 20) and designer-actor-performance artist Amy Chiao (Theater MFA 22), Jones explores the power of Afromysticism and discusses his commitment to healing, compassionate truth-telling, and collective critical engagement. In his more than two decades of professional practice, Jones has dedicated his work to civic healing through vulnerable presence, truth telling, and collective critical engagement.
The CNP Podcast, which is slated to release episodes monthy, introduces audiences to artists who are expanding the language, discourse, and boundaries of contemporary performance.