Catherine Ann Jones

Catherine Ann Jones

Catherine Ann Jones is an award-winning playwright, author, and screenwriter. After playing major roles in more than 50 plays on and off-Broadway, she became disappointed by the lack of good roles for women and wrote a play, On the Edge, about Virginia Woolf and her struggle with madness in a world gone mad, Hitler, and WWII. The play won a National Endowment for the Arts Award.

Twelve of her plays, including Calamity Jane (both play and musical),The Women of Cedar Creek, and Freud’s Oracle, have won multiple awards and are produced both in and out of New York. Her films include The Christmas Wife (with Jason Robards and Julie Harris), four Emmy nominations, Unlikely Angel (with Dolly Parton), and the popular TV series, Touched by an Angel.

Winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Award, Jones is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a graduate degree in depth psychology and archetypal mythology. Her books, The Way of Story: The Craft and Soul of Writing, Heal Your Self With Writing, What Story Are You Living?, and Freud’s Oracle: A Play Based on the Life of H.D. are taught in numerous schools, including at New York University writing programs.

What Others are Saying About Catherine Ann Jones

“Catherine Ann Jones is in rare possession of a powerful talent.”
—Norman Mailer, author of the The Naked and the Dead