Leslie M. Scott-Jones is the director of the 2018 Spring Teen Conservatory Program, Love’s the Thang.

Leslie M. Scott-Jones is a African-American southern woman from Virginia, encompassing all that entails. She studied theater education at VCU. She has been writing, acting and directing since her teens. She is a proud mother of two amazing children. The world premiere of her first play Desire Moments was part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival. She has gone on to write several plays, novellas, and short stories. Book Ends, her first full length novel, hit the shelves Valentine’s Day Weekend 2016. She currently co-hosts Home Grown a radio show about local art, on 94.7 WPVC in Charlottesville, VA. Leslie has been active in community theater for over ten years. She is the Artistic Director of the Charlottesville Player’s Guild and most recently directing Jitney by August Wilson at the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center which the Guild calls home. Leslie is currently rehearsing for Seven Guitars by August Wilson which will run in November with UVa.’s Drama Department.