By tsjones16, Oct 5 2017 04:54AM

This past summer I had the amazing experience of Directing a podcast taping of Mara Palma's play "Octavia & Kleopatra". Mara Palma is one of my favorite playwrights & first people I met here in boston. She is a fellow colleague, friend, theater lover, freedom fighter, Shakeapeare nerd, and revoluntionist.

"Octavia & Kleopatra" is a play that imagines what would happen if these two legendary women had clashed. The Boston Podcast Players talk about discuss mining the past for strong female characters, Shakespeare nerdism, her plans for taking over the world, and a certain actor's theory about what is and isn't enough representation.

For more information, check out Mara's website:

You can also follow Mara on social media with the handle @marselissapalma and check out her New Play Exchange profile.


Marius - Kai Tshikosi

Octavia - Gigi Watson

Kleopatra - Tonasia Jones

Directed by Tonasia Jones

Stage Directions read by Allyson Lazar

Cheers Friends,


By tsjones16, Mar 17 2017 03:56PM

Tonasia is beyond excited to join Boston Theater Company & The Boch Center in their production of Finish Line co-creted by Joey Frangieh and Lisa Rafferty. Tonasia will be bringing to list they amazing warm and funny Lee Ann Yanni.

The world premiere of Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon will be presented by the Boch Center in association with Boston Theater Company at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre March 15-26. The play is directed by Joey Frangieh. Finish Line is supported by Highland Street Foundation, Cummings Foundation & The Boston Foundation.

The world premiere of Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon brings a local story of recovery, resilience, and determination center stage. Through a transcript created verbatim from dozens of interviews, Finish Line uses powerful firsthand accounts to show how a community came together to heal and grow stronger after a tragic act of violence. Co-created in Boston by Joey Frangieh and Lisa Rafferty, the documentary style production features interviews from survivors, runners, doctors, police officers, journalists, clergy, students, and many others. Notable interviewees who contributed their stories include Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, news anchor Maria Stephanos, Life is Good founder John Jacobs, Massachusetts General Hospital trauma surgeon Dr. David R. King, 1976 Marathon winner Jack Fultz, and Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki.

FinishLine opens March 15th - 26th at The Shurbert Theater In Boson. Buy your tickets here! There are half priced/discounted tickets available through BosTix & Goldstar.

For More Information Visit The Links Below:

Boston Theater Company



American Theater Magazine


Wicked Local

Broadway World

Boston Globe

By tsjones16, Dec 22 2016 09:18PM

Tonasia requests the pleasure of your companyat Jazz From the Ashes: 1917 New Years Eve Extravaganza featuring: burlesques dancers, circus performers, live jazz, pop-up theaterical vignettes, swing dancing, gramaphone records, spectulare food, champagne toast included with ticket, and a mysterious creative assignments.

Tonasia will be playing a re-imagined 1920's Flapper with a titilating Dorthy Parker bite/wit, and a Langston Hughes intelligence.. On time only Performance will be December 31st, 2017 8PM-1AM at Brooklyn Boulder Somerville.

By tsjones16, Dec 8 2016 09:39PM

Tonasia is glad to pronounce that she will be making her debut at Fresh Ink Theater Company with their production of "Don't Give Up the Ship".

When Diana, a middle-aged mother of two, wakes up as Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the War of 1812, she suddenly commands much more of her life than she used to. Imagining that her daughters are warring lieutenants, her ex-husband is her four-year-old son, and her nurse Lizzie is her darling wife, Diana establishes an identity that is much closer to her true self than anyone expected.

She will be playing MARTHA, Diana's professional overachieveing daughter. Performances will be February 10th - 25th (Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday 2/18 and 2/25 at 2pm) at Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Blackbox.


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