PUBLICATIONS

Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi - Sam French

After a hate crime shocks their community, newly instated Rabbi Gold will try to help Grandpa widen his world view.
This ain't gonna be easy.

Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi premiered in the 41st Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (FESTIVAL WINNER)

Humana Festival 2013 - Playscripts

Includes my 10-minute play 27 Ways I Didn't Say "Hi" to Laurence Fishburne and a host of fantastic scripts  by some of my all time favorite playwrights.

For licensing information, please visit PlayScripts.com.

Wicked Lit: Volume I - Stage Rights

The collection includes my adaptations of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "The Chimes: A Goblin Story," "Las Llaronas" and "The Grove of Rashomon."

 

"Wicked Lit" is a dynamic new collection of plays adapted from the classic horror literature of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving, H.P. Lovecraft, and more. These timeless stories have been ambitiously reimagined to create surprising and impactful theatrical experiences. Originally devised as immersive theater, the shows in the "Wicked Lit" collection have previously been staged in cemeteries, museums, mansions, and hotels. Produce them in a theater or in a creative guerrilla setting and watch these chilling horror classics come alive.

For licensing information please visit stagerights.com.

Wicked Lit: Volume II - Stage Rights

The collection includes my adaptations of "A Ghost Story," "The New Catacomb," and "Anansi and the Demons."

 

"Wickedly creative!" —Pasadena Weekly "There is nothing else quite like 'Wicked Lit.'" —LA Examiner "'Wicked Lit' is an amazing opportunity to feel the thrill of true fear!" —Scary Horror News "Wicked Lit" is a dynamic new collection of plays adapted from the classic horror literature of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving, H.P. Lovecraft, and more. These timeless stories have been ambitiously reimagined to create surprising and impactful theatrical experiences. Originally devised as immersive theater, the shows in the "Wicked Lit" collection have previously been staged in cemeteries, museums, mansions, and hotels. Produce them in a theater or in a creative guerrilla setting and watch these chilling horror classics come alive.

For licensing information please visit stagerights.com.

The Legend(s) of Sleepy Hollow - Stage Rights

You know one version, the popular version, of Washington Irving’s tale of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow – but wouldn’t you like to know what really happened on that fateful night that Ichabod encountered the Horseman? This play reveals all from the point-of-view of the one character who was there and knows the whole truth: Ichabod Cranes’s horse, Gunpowder.

For licensing information please visit stagerights.com.

Great Short Plays Volume 10 - Playscripts

This collection includes the licensing edition of 27 Ways I Didn't Say "Hi" to Laurence Fishburne as well as nine other wildly funny and dramatic short plays.

For licensing information, please visit playscripts.com.

Best 10-minute Plays of 2019 - Smith and Kraus

Welcome to our new book of ten-minute plays, chosen for you by the team at True Acting Institute. For the first time, the content of this classic book was chosen as a result of a playwriting competition with three winning categories.

The collection includes recognition of two of my plays named Second Place Winners (top 60 out of over 3,000 submissions): The Tale of Dakota Dawson and Phone Friend.

Stage It! 3: Twenty 10-Minute Plays - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

Third installment of the popular STAGE IT! series of short play collections. Mostly comedies in this edition but all types of plays are here. Verse play, existential, dramas... These are the winners of the 2019 Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival.

The collection includes my short comedy This Hungry Churchyard, an Act VI, Scene I of Romeo and Juliet.

Of Love and Shampoo - YouthPLAYS

Life is pretty awful when you’ve accidentally locked yourself in the bathroom, especially on the night you're supposed to meet your girlfriend’s parents. Enjoy this madcap comedy about four friends, one very important date, and the locked door that brings them together.

For licensing information, please visit YouthPLAYS.com.

Chubby Bunny - YouthPLAYS

Life can be hard when you’re a marshmallow, but Buddy and Piper don’t know that yet.  Find out in this highly theatrical and abundantly sweet comedy about desserts and their quest for true love. Written with the lovely and talented Katy Muzikar!

For licensing information, please visit YouthPLAYS.com.

5-Minute Plays - Applause Theatre and Cinema Books

Whether you're an actor looking for a quick warm-up, an instructor scrounging for tight scene exercises, or an everyday reader eager to speed-date some of today's most talented playwrights, 5-Minute Plays provides all the theater you need without killing all the free time you have.

This collection includes my short play Grass and Andy, a contemporary adaptation of Aesop's "The Ant and the Grasshopper" about two cousins, the music industry and a really big favor. Contact me directly for licensing details.

Amazon Author Center: Jonathan Josephson

Buy Jonathan's Books on Amazon! Forty-five of Jonathan's plays have been produced at site-specific locations, schools and theatres across the country including 27 Ways I Didn't Say "Hi" to Laurence Fishburne (Actors Theatre of Louisville - Humana Festival, Milwaukee Rep (RepLab), Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi (Winner - 2016 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival), 30K Arabian Nights (San Jose Rep - SJREAL), The Legend(s) of Sleepy Hollow (Chance Theater) and The Giant and The Pixie (Chance Theater, New York SummerFest). Jonathan is the Executive Director of Unbound Productions in Los Angeles and is one of the co-creators of the multi-award winning immersive theatre events Wicked Lit, History Lit, and Mystery Lit. 

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