FTT Talks: Rolin Jones, Playwright and Television Writer


Location: Mendoza School of Business, Room 162

Rolin Jones’ play, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It received the 2006 Obie Award for Excellence in Playwriting. His full-length play, The Jammer, received a Fringe First Award for Best New Writing at 2004’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has written several short plays for the Actor’s Theater of Louisville’s Humana Festival, including Sovereignty, Ron Robby Had Too Big A Heart, The Mercury and the Magic, Extremely, and Chronicles Simpkins Will Cut Your Ass. He was a writer/producer on the first four seasons of Weeds and seasons four and five of Friday Night Lights. He is currently a co-executive producer on season three of The United States of Tara and is writing a pilot, Grimm City, for HBO with Frank Rich.

Rolin will speak about his experiences and the writing process in different entertainment media.

Sponsored by the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.