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John Howard Rone (February 14, 1949 – February 4, 2019)[1] was an American stage actor and director. A lifelong Memphian, Rone was a prominent member of the Memphis theatre community.[2]

John Howard Rone
Posed photo of John Rone at Rhodes College Homecoming in 2006
Born(1949-02-14)February 14, 1949
DiedFebruary 4, 2019(2019-02-04) (aged 69)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationDirector, actor

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Early lifeEdit

Rone was born in the Memphis suburb of Germantown, Tennessee. There he attended Byars-Hall High School. Rone then earned his B.A. in theatre from Rhodes College and later his M.A. in theatre from the University of Memphis.

CareerEdit

Rone played multiple roles in the Memphis theatre community, but was best known for his directing. He made his community theatre directorial debut in 1983 with a production of Portrait in Black. Rone worked with multiple troupes and organizations over the course of his long career including Theatre Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, and Germantown Community Theater.[3] Rone was nominated for several Ostrander Awards for his work in various community theatre performances including Sense and Sensibility,[4] Measure for Measure, and I Am a Camera.[5] Rone received the Eugart Yerian Award for Lifetime Service to Memphis Theatre at the 31st Ostrander Awards in 2014.[6]

In addition to his theatre work, Rone returned to work at his alma mater Rhodes College, where he served as director of college events and of the Meeman Center for Life Long Learning.[3]

Stage creditsEdit

Theatre MemphisEdit

Playhouse on the SquareEdit

Germantown Community TheatreEdit

New Moon Theatre CompanyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Theatre Memphis (4 Feb 2019). "Sad news is hard to deliver..." Facebook. Archived from the original on 5 Feb 2019. Retrieved 5 Feb 2019.
  2. ^ Germantown Community Theater (4 February 2019). "The world is a little less bright today..." Archived from the original on 5 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Rhodes College (24 Aug 2014). "John Rone '71 Honored for Lifetime Service to Memphis Theatre". Rhodes College. Archived from the original on 5 Feb 2019. Retrieved 5 Feb 2019.
  4. ^ a b Davis, Chris (3 Aug 2017). "Ostrander Award Nominees, 2017 — Community Division". Memphis Flyer. Archived from the original on 18 Nov 2018.
  5. ^ a b Davis, Chris. "Anything Goes". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b Davis, Chris (22 Aug 2014). "The 2013-14 Ostrander Awards: Picks, Pans, and Who Got Robbed?". Memphis Flyer. Archived from the original on 30 July 2016. Retrieved 5 Feb 2019.
  7. ^ Hadley, Hury. "Landscapes of the Spirit: Recent work by Terrence McNally at Theatre Memphis, and a world premiere at the U of M." Memphis Flyer. Archived from the original on 8 Sep 2008.
  8. ^ Arts Memphis. "A Christmas Carol". Arts Memphis. Archived from the original on 5 Feb 2019. Retrieved 5 Feb 2019.
  9. ^ BWW News Desk (31 Aug 2017). "Timeless Courtroom Drama Convines on the Next Stage". Broadway World. Archived from the original on 9 Dec 2019. Retrieved 5 Feb 2019.
  10. ^ Chatterbox Audio Theater. "John Rone". Chatterbox Audio Theater. Archived from the original on 14 Nov 2016. Retrieved 5 Feb 2019.
  11. ^ Brown Paper Tickets. "Lettice and Lovage". Brown Paper Tickets.