Margo Jones Writer

Margo Jones (December 12, 1911 – July 26, 1955) was an influential American stage director and producer best known for launching the American regional theater movement and for introducing the theater-in-the-round concept in Dallas, Texas. In 1947, she established the first regional professional company when she opened Theatre ’47 in Dallas. Of the 85 plays Jones staged during her Dallas career, 57 were new, and one-third of those new plays had a continued life on stage, television and radio. Born Margaret Virginia Jones in Livingston, Texas, Jones worked in community and professional theaters in California, Houston, and New York. "Since 1936, Margo Jones had served as assistant director of the Federal Theatre in Houston, traveled to Soviet Russia for a festival at the Moscow Art Theatre, and founded and directed the Houston Community Theatre. She had recently joined the faculty of the University of Texas's drama department in Austin (around 1942)." She traveled the world, experiencing theater everywhere, eventually gaining commercial success on Broadway as co-director of the original production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 12th, 1911
United States of America
Date of death
July 26th, 1955 at age of 43
Place of death
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Cause of death
Places lived
Texas , United States of America
pop. 26,448,193 (2013)


1. Texas Woman's University Colleges/University

Texas Woman's University (historically the College of Industrial Arts and Texas State College for Women, commonly known as TWU) is a co-educational university in Denton, Texas, United States with two health science center branches in Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas. While male students are accepted into all programs, the school is better known as the largest state-supported university for women in the United States. TWU’s nursing doctoral program is the largest in the world.

2010. 27.4 mil. $
Institution colors
304 Administration Drive, 76204 - Denton, Texas
2010. 8,484
2009. 7,875
2010. 5,696
Acceptance rate
2010. 88.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 5.43 K $
2010. 5.43 K $
2009. 5.05 K $
2008. 5.05 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

People attended Texas Woman's University connected by profession and/or age

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Written work

1.Theatre in the round

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1951. at New York City


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