Adriana Jones is an award-winning performer, writer, and producer based in Vancouver, BC where she is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing with a focus on Screenwriting at University of British Columbia. She is dedicated to creating female-focused work that uses satire as a lens to explore thorny topics like the perils of late-stage capitalism, US politics, and anxiety. She is equally dedicated to creating her own work and collaborating as a freelance actor and writer on projects with other kindred spirits.
She creates work for stage and screen and likes to write sad comedies, many of which are set in dystopian worlds. She has written, starred in, and Executive Produced the award-winning short films Death of a Vacuum (Audience Choice Award winner at Katra Film Series and Indieworks Film Series, Finalist for 2017 Best Short Comedy at Changing Face International Film Festival, currently streaming on Amazon Prime) and Introvert's Guide to Activism (Nominated for Best Actress for her work as Jane at Revolution Me Film Festival in Brooklyn, Nominated for Best Comedy and Best Ensemble Cast at Revolution Me, and Nominated for Best Narrative Comedy at Westfield Film Festival.)
She has also written and performed the original solo shows Vivien On The Rocks and An Anonymous Contributor which have been presented in New York City at Theater Row, the Women at Work Festival, All for One Festival's Salon, Live from Gramercy Park at The Players Club, and The Ume Group's Workshop at Grace and St. Paul's, and in Canada at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Her latest original play in development, The Apocalypse Around the Corner, received workshops as part of the Words and Music Show in Montreal and FED Stage in NYC. As an actor, she is known for being willing to take on risky roles and her quirky, off-beat sensibility combined with a wry wit and sense of vulnerability. She has performed extensively in the indie theater community in NYC with credits at the New Ohio Theater, The Brick, The Kitchen, and 59E59 among others. She has performed roles in shows for Discovery ID and The Travel Channel, as well as numerous independent films and new media projects.
As part of her MFA work, she is developing two original series concepts and pilots for TV, a feature-length film, and several new works for theater. Her original short play Hiding With Company was produced as part of University of British Columbia's Brave New Play Rites Festival. She also writes non-fiction and recently had a comedic essay published in the Science Creative Quarterly.
She is a Friend of Flux with Flux Theater Ensemble , as well as a member of SAG-AFTRA and Vancouver Women in Film and Television. She served as a member of the Programming team and judge for the screenwriting contest for Bowery Film Festival.