BIO

Forty-five of Jonathan's plays have been produced at site-specific locations, schools and theatres around the world including 27 Ways I Didn't Say '"Hi" to Laurence Fishburne (Actors Theatre of Louisville - Humana Festival,  Milwaukee Rep - RepLab); 30K Arabian Nights (San Jose Rep - SJREAL); The Giant and the Pixie and The Legend(s) of Sleepy Hollow (Chance Theater); Holmes, Sherlock, and The Consulting Detective (Los Angeles Arboretum); Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Theater Festival - Festival Winner); Phone Friend (Alternative Theatre Company - Off-Broadway Showcase); and This Hungry Churchyard (Bonita Springs Performing Arts Center, Short+Sweet Hollywood (Judge's Choice Award) and Short+Sweet Dublin (Best Playwright Award). Jonathan's plays have received staged readings at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, City Theatre (Miami), Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Seattle Rep - Northwest Playwright's Alliance, ALAP/Circle X Theatre Company, Little Candle Productions, The Huntington Gardens, and many other venues.

Jonathan has received two Individual Artist Awards from the Pasadena Arts Council, is a five-time Finalist for Actors Theatre of Louisville's Heideman Award and has been named a Finalist for both the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and the City Theatre National Short Play Award. His work has been recognized by the CTG/Humanitas Prize (Semi-Finalist), NuVoices at Actors Theatre of Charlotte (Semi-Finalist), the Wordsmyth Theatre Reading Series (Semi-Finalist), the William Inge Theatre Festival (Short Play Lab), the Great Plains Theatre Conference (Short Play Lab), and the Heartland New Play Festival (Festival Winner). Fifteen of Jonathan’s plays are published by Steele Spring Stage Rights, Samuel French, Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, YouthPLAYS, PlayScripts, Scene It!, and Original Works Publishing.

Jonathan is also the founding Executive Director of Unbound Productions, a multi-award winning immersive theatre company based in Los Angeles that has welcomed over 30,000 patrons to site-specific venues across Southern California. The company has produced fourteen of his adaptations including Mark Twain's "A Ghost Story," Charles Dickens' "The Chimes," M.R. James' "Count Magnus," Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The New Catacomb," Las Lloronas from the Mexican Legend "La Llorona," Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's "In A Grove" (titled The Grove of Rashomon), Anansi and the Demons (adapted from West African folk tales and proverbs), Camp Mountain View (the frame for Wicked Lit 2016), Thoth's Labyrinth, L. Frank Baum's "The Girl Who Owned A Bear" and Katherine Mansfield's "The Garden Party." He has also directed several productions for Unbound including The Cask of Amontillado, A Ghost Story, and Two Pictures in One.

B.A. in Theatre: Playwriting from UCSD. Proud member of the Dramatists Guild and a Lifetime Member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. His active play catalog and detailed production and development history can be found on the New Play Exchange.

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