Jonathan Josephson

Librettist Playwright

Fifty of Jonathan's plays have been produced at site-specific locations, schools, and theatres around the world including Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), Milwaukee Rep (RepLab), the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival (Festival Winner), Alternative Theatre Company (Altered Minds, Off-Broadway), San Jose Rep (SJREAL), Warner Theatre (International Play Festival), Chance Theater, Short+Sweet: Hollywood (Judges’ Choice Award) and Short+Sweet Dublin (Best Playwright Award). Jonathan is the Artistic Director of Unbound Productions in Los Angeles and is one of the creators of the multi-award-winning immersive theatre events Wicked Lit, History Lit, and Mystery Lit which have welcomed over 30,000 patrons to site-specific locations throughout Southern California. Plays written for Unbound include The New Catacomb, Las Lloronas, The Grove of Rashomon, Anansi and the Demons (Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery); The Garden Party and The Girl Who Owned a Bear (Pasadena Museum History); and Holmes, Sherlock, and The Consulting Detective (Los Angeles County Arboretum). 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), Wordsmyth Theatre Company (Semi-Finalist), the William Inge Theatre Festival (Short Play Lab), the Great Plains Theatre Conference (Short Play Lab), the Heartland New Play Festival (Festival Winner), Force of Nature Productions (Best of Rush), Short+Sweet Dublin (Best Playwright Award), Short+Sweet Hollywood (Judge’s Choice Award), and Playground-LA (Best of Playground-LA). Twenty-two of Jonathan’s plays are published by Smith and Kraus (Best Short Plays, Best Monologues for Women), Steele Spring Stage Rights, Samuel French, YouthPLAYS, PlayScripts, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Stage It!, and Original Works Publishing. He is a proud member of Playground-LA’s Writer’s Pool, the Antaeus Playwrights Lab, the Dramatists Guild of American and a Lifetime Member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. B.A. in Theatre: Playwriting from UCSD. []


JONATHAN JOSEPHSON has had 50 plays produced around the world including Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), Milwaukee Rep (RepLab), and the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Theatre Festival (Festival Winner). He is also Artistic Director of Unbound Productions and a creator of Wicked Lit, History Lit and Mystery Lit. BA - UCSD. ALAP, DGA. []