ROLIN JONES

ROLIN JONES

Crossing Guard

Rolin Jones’s collaboration with Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, These Paper Bullets! received its 2014 world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre and was later produced at the Geffen Playhouse and the Atlantic Theater Company (NYC).  The play won six Connecticut Critics Circle Awards (including Best Production), five Los Angeles Sage Theater Awards (including Best Production), and three Drama Desk Nominations.  His play The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow received the OBIE Award For Excellence in Playwriting.  Jenny Chow was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and was produced at the Atlantic Theater Company (NYC), South Coast Repertory, Old Globe Theatre, Yale Rep, Studio Theatre (D.C.) Portland Center Stage, among others. His play The Jammer received an Edinburgh Fringe First Award for Best New Writing and was also produced Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company.  He has written for the television shows WeedsFriday Night LightsBoardwalk Empire and was the Executive Producer/Showrunner for season one of Fox Television’s The Exorcist.  His Friday Night Lights episode, “The Son”, received an Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Dramatic Writing and was named by Time Magazine as the best episode of television for the year 2010. He recently wrote the film adaptation of American Idiot for Universal Pictures and currently with Ron Fitzgerald is writing a re-imagining of Perry Mason starring Robert Downey Jr. for HBO.  He resides in Los Angeles, California (apparently houses away from Major League Baseball’s immortal Fernando Valenzuela).  As of January 2017, he has yet to run into Fernando.  Hope reigns.