Liberal Arts


Music, Theatre, and Dance


Performing Arts

Areas of Expertise

Acting and directing

Walt Jones

Jones teaches acting and directing, drawing on his experience directing on Broadway as well as various regional theaters and with award-winning playwrights.

Jones repertoire includes two directing turns on Broadway, six off-Broadway plays, and more than 60 plays at various regional theaters nationally and internationally, including world premieres. Jones has worked with many prominent actors and playwrights, including Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, Pulitzer Prize winners Sam Shepard and David Mamet, and Tony Award winners Tony Shaloub and Jefferson Mays.

As a teacher of acting and directing, Jones has served on the faculty at Yale School of Drama, and University of California, San Diego, and as a staff director at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference from 1980 to 1990. He is the author of The 1940s Radio Hour and A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol, both published by Samuel French, Inc.

Jones graduated from the Yale School of Drama in 1975.