From a 2017 profile in Broadway World:
Today’s subject Thomas W. Jones II is currently living his theater life working on several projects at MetroStage in Alexandria, Virginia. This weekend you can see his directorial work with a three-day return engagement of Anne & Emmett by Janet Langhart Cohen….
Thomas has been a part of the DC theater community for many years now as a director, writer, and performer. Local performance credits include Waiting for Godot and Top Dog/Under Dog at Studio Theatre and more recently Cherokee at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Regional performance credits include Distracted, A Cool Drink of Water and Neighbors for Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.
As a director his vast body of work includes Fences, Pippin, and Home at Round House Theatre; SLAM!, Master Harold…and the Boys, and Seven Guitars at Studio Theatre; and Tripping Through the Car House at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
Perhaps he is best known to DC audiences as the writer and/or director of many productions at MetroStage. Some of his works are based on African American entertainment icons as in Pearl Bailey…By Request. Other plays deal with the African American experience as with Three Sistahs, Bessie’s Blues, and Uprising. Besides presenting his own work at MetroStage, Thomas has helmed productions of The Gin Game, Gee’s Bend and The All Night Strut.
Thomas W. Jones II is a talent that has been around our theater scene for a great while and his versatility shows through his numerous credits. This weekend at MetroStage you can catch what might be one of his most important pieces of theater he’s directed yet. Starting August 17 at MetroStage, you can see him back on stage in his one-man tour-de-force show, The Wizard of Hip or When in Doubt Slam Dunk. The season of Thomas W. Jones II is upon us. Come join in.
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