Candis C. Jones

Candis C. Jones is a New York-based theater director. Her selected credits include Cullud Wattah and Shadow/Land at The Public Theater, Clyde’s at Studio Theater, School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Detroit ’67 at Signature Theatre, Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays at Williamstown Theatre Festival, 53% Of at the Alliance Theatre, Bitch at Page 73 Productions, Everybody at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, The House of the Negro Insane at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Pipeline at Detroit Public Theatre, The Wolves at American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Brother Rabbit at the New Black Fest, Name Calling at The Kennedy Center Page to Stage, morning in America at Primary Stages, and TEMBO! at the Zanzibar International Film Festival. She recently served as the Associate Director of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. Candis’s fellowships and awards include Women’s Project Theater Lab, Drama League Director’s Fellowship, and the 2016 Lilly Award. She is an alumna of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and New York University.

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