Jonathan Yukich is a playwright, professor and theatre artist. His work is published by Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, Inc., Meriwether Press, Eldridge Publishing, Pioneer Drama Service and Indie Theater Now. His plays have been produced across the United States and in Canada, Australia, Europe and South Africa. His work has received several awards and honors, including the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Award for Playwriting and the 2014 Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Award.
In 2012, his play American Midget received its European and New York premieres, and was hailed by the New York Times as "a little psychological gem" (see full review here). Recently, his contemporary adaptation Alice@Wonderland was published and released in late 2013. A musical version of the play was commissioned and released in January 2014. To date, Alice@Wonderland has received over fifty full productions worldwide.
Currently, Jonathan is a Lecturer in the Theater Program at the University of New Haven. Previously, he has taught at the City University of New York (CUNY), the State University of New York (SUNY), Elms College, Montclair State University, Indiana University and Southern Connecticut State University. He has taught playwriting workshops and theatre seminars at the University of Montana, Dickinson College and New York University.
Jonathan is also an experienced director. His directing projects have ranged from new works for the stage to the plays of Pinter, Shepard, and Shakespeare, among others. Recent directing projects include Woody Allen's Death: A Play and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later. He is a graduate of the MFA playwriting program at Indiana University.
Alice@Wonderland wins the 2014 Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Award - Purchase here!
Crooked Fork to premiere at the Salem Theatre Company in July 2014
Baby's Breath named a Semi-Finalist for the 2014 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
Baby's Breath named a Finalist for the 2014 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
The Story of a Marriage named a Finalist for the 2013 Heideman Award with the Actors Theatre of Louisville
Alice@Wonderland: The Musical published by Pioneer Drama Service - Purchase here!