Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, collectively known as JONES HOPE WOOTEN, enjoy the reputation of being
three of the most popular and widely-produced playwrights in the United States. They specialize in writing laugh-out-loud comedies and creating
vivid strong roles for women. Because of their commitment to and support of local theatres across the nation, they've built a following with
legions of loyal fans and have been dubbed "America's Playwrights."
Between them, they've written classic television, hit movies, Off Broadway comedy and their plays are published exclusively by Dramatists
Play Service. Thousands of productions of their comedies - including their perennially-popular THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, DEARLY BELOVED,
CHRISTMAS BELLES, THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR, ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID and many more - have entertained millions of theatre-goers across America,
as well as in Canada, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, Australia, Germany, Mexico, the Virgin Islands, England, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Scotland and Kenya.
Jessie Jones co-authored the Off-Broadway Southern-fried funeral comedy, DEARLY DEPARTED,
which has become a perennial theatre favorite across the US and around the world. She also co-wrote its hit
feature film adaptation, Kingdom Come, which was released by Fox Searchlight Films and starred LL Cool J
and Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg.
Nicholas Hope, winner of the Texas New Playwrights' Award, was Director of Casting
for Theatre Communications Group in New York, The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and ABC Television in New York
and Los Angeles. With Jessie Jones, he wrote for the Emmy-winning Disney television series Teacher's Pet,
starring Tony Award winner, Nathan Lane. Together with Jones and Wooten, Nicholas wrote for USA, WB, UPN, SYFY,
Nickelodeon and Fox.
Jamie Wooten was a writer and producer for many seasons of the classic television
series The Golden Girls, where he won the Writers Guild of America award. He co-created the CBS
series, The Five Mrs. Buchanans, starring Oscar winner Eileen Heckart and Tony winners Judith Ivey and
Harriet Harris. He was the executive producer of the Fox comedy, The Crew, NBC's For Your Love and
UPN's Half & Half. A Billboard Award-winning songwriter, Jamie has written tunes for television and film.
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