Jon grew up in community theatres up and down the east coast and has worked in just about every production role. From an early age, this instilled him with a holistic perspective through which to approach storytelling — as an actor, as a technician, as a designer, as a producer, as a director, and as a dramatist, respectively and together.
His graduate work focused on non-textual semiotics of taking scripts from imprint medium to performance —a call for dramatists to continue exploring non-textual means of communicating via script formats. In 2012, he presented his research in conjunction with the Belarus Free Theater at Princeton University’s Literary Theatricality Symposium.
Jon also possesses extensive experience writing, producing, and designing immersive theatre events of all scales. His work includes contributing script material to the Experiment America Festival in Boston and New York City, developing educational haunted house tours, directing site-specific productions of classical and new plays, and a forthcoming, large-scale adaptation of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s short story, “Hell Screen,” among others
Not all plays are relevant at all times; do you really need his “dysfunctional-white-family-gets-drunk-over-dinner” play? Nah.
Follow this link for a list of plays that Jon thinks have a place in today’s world. He also accepts select commissions.
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