Jonathan J. Samarro writes plays that live in the comedic yet painful intersection of longing and paralysis. In 2016, his play Grandma Serafina’s Famous Tiramisu was published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. and produced as part of the Thespis Festival in Manhattan. More recently, his plays The Sound from the Edge of the Brook and The Darkness Between Dreams (winner of The 2nd Annual One House 10-Minute Play Festival, Best Eclectic Play 2021) have received multiple readings and Zoom productions. A monologue from The Darkness Between Dreams has been included in Smith & Kraus's Best Men's Stage Monologues 2021. His one-act Alas and Alack in Alaska was recently produced as part of the 2022 Rogue Theatre Festival. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild, Jonathan received his MFA at Columbia University and is the founder of Write Where You Are, a Zoom-based playwriting workshop group.