Jonathan Caren (Playwright)
Jonathen’s plays include Need to Know (Colt Coeur Play Hotel, Rogue Machine), The Recommendation (IAMA, The Flea, The Old Globe, Craig Noel Award, Best New Play Ovation Best Play, NAACP nomination) and Catch The Fish (Most Outstanding Play NY Fringe), all published by DPS. The Canyon received a special workshop production by The IAMA Theater Company in 2017, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. His work has been seen at theaters across the country including MTC, The Roundabout, EST, The Rattlestick, New Group, Williamstown, Ars Nova, Pasadena Playhouse, The Keen Company, Colt Coeur, Woodshed Ensemble, Berkshire Playwright’s Lab, Rogue Machine as well as developmentally at The Lark, New York Stage and Film, The Jewish Plays Project, Partial Comfort and in The Samuel French OOB Festival and The Old Vic in London. He is a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer’s Group at Primary Stages, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Dramatist Guild Fellow, The New York Stage and Film Founder’s Award Winner, a two time recipient of a Fellowship to SPACE @ Ryder Farm, a two-time Lecomte du Nouy award winner and a recipient of the Theater Publicus Prize for Dramatic Fiction. Additionally, he was a finalist for the Laurents/Hatcher Award, and a nominee for the Otis Guerney New American Playwright’s Award. In TV, Jonathan is currently a co-producer on NBC’s forthcoming series Riseand recently wrote for Netflix’s new original drama Gypsy. Additionally, he’s written pilots for FOX and CBS. He is a graduate of The Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright’s Program at The Juilliard Schoor, Vassar College where he studied mythology and religion and serves as an adjuct professor at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts. He’s a member of The IAMA Theater Company and originally hails from Los Angeles. He once catered Tom Cruise’s birthday, then wrote a song about it.