Nick Jones (writer)

Nick Jones (born 1978) is an Alaskan born playwright, screenwriter, and performer.[1] In television, he is known for working as a writer and producer on the first four seasons of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black [2][3] as well as the Netflix series GLOW. [4] He has also written several critically acclaimed works for the theater, including the 2008 puppet rock musical Jollyship the Whiz-Bang (in which he also starred) [5] The Coward, (2010)[6] and Trevor (2013).[7] The Coward won 2 Lortel Awards[8](for Kristen Schaal and Gabriel Berry). Circle X Theatre's 2015 production of Trevor, starring Jimmi Simpson and Laurie Metcalf, was nominated for 6 and won 4 Ovation Awards, including Best Playwriting. It also won the LA Critics Circle award for Playwriting.[9][10] Artists Repertory Theatre staged the Northwest premiere of Trevor from September 6 to October 2, 2016.


  • "Little Building"
  • "Jollyship the Whiz-Bang"
  • "The Nosemaker's Apprentice (with Rachel Shukert)"
  • The Sporting Life (with Rachel Shukert)"
  • "Straight up Vampire: the History of Vampires in Colonial Pennsylvania as Performed to the Music of Paula Abdul"
  • "The Coward"
  • "The Wundelsteipen, and Other Roles for Young People"
  • "Trevor"
  • "Grizzly"
  • "Vérité"
  • "Salome of the Moon"
  • "Important Hats of the Twentieth Century"


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  2. ^ Bloomgarden-Smoke, Kara (June 30, 2013). "Orange You Glad You Watched Them All: What It's Like To Write a Netflix Show". The New York Observer.
  3. ^ Cooper, Ann. "Coloring the World Orange". The Bardian (Spring 2014).
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  5. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (June 6, 2008). "Seafaring Puppets Rock on a Trip to Party Island". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Soloski, Alexis (October 29, 2010). "Nick Jones Prepares his play 'The Coward' for LCT3". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Zinoman, Jason (March 12, 2013). "Showbiz Chimp at the Edge of Despair". The New York Times.
  8. ^ "2011 Lortel Nominees and Recipients".
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