Oct 24, 2016
02:05 - When did Chris Jones know he wanted to be a critic?
03:06 - The first play that he saw.
04:53 - Highlights and challenges of being a critic.
10:50 - Trying to quiet the dog. Also, how does Chris Jones feel about the judgment of a play and its consequences?
14:14 - On being pigeon-holed as liking only certain things and the struggle to have "no taste beyond good taste."
15:28 - Chris Jones at Drekfest. http://stagelefttheatre.com/participate/drekfest/
16:30 - Favorite take-aways from Chris' education.
19:44 - Question from friend and playwright Helen Valenta: Has Chris ever written a play and if so, how has it informed his critiques?
21:50 - Another question from Helen: What does Chris feel is his moral obligation as a critic?
23:40 - Chris' feelings about going to a show in a blackbox vs. a large, more well-established theatre: it's all theatre.
25:44 - Examples of those Chris saw at a young age and knew he/she would be a star.
28:01 - On being director of National Critics Institute at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. http://www.theoneill.org/summer-conferences/nci/
30:53 - Most extreme reactions to his reviews?
32:27 - Highlights and challenges of chairing The American Theatre Critics Association. http://americantheatrecritics.org
33:58 - What was it like to serve twice on the Drama Committee for the Pulitzer Prize? http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-category/218
35:05 - Thoughts as to why Broadway is dominated by established intellectual properties.
37:30 - What inspired Chris Jones to write his book, Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater? http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/B/bo16157722.html
40:28 - Is there a type of show or theatre company that Chris Jones would like to see that he hasn't seen in Chicago?
42:25 - Main differences between theatre scenes in England and America?
43:40 - How does being a father affect his career?
47:47 - Promotions: Follow Chris Jones on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=715118853 and Twitter: @ChrisJonesTrib
48:04 - The most exciting thing for Chris Jones as a critic
Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats" - The Chemical Brothers