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Jonathan Caren

Jonathan’s plays include The Recommendation (IAMA 2014, The Flea 2013, The Old Globe 2012, Craig Noel Award for Best New Play), The Morning the Sun Fell Down (MTC 7@7 2013), Let Me Go (2013 Rattlestick Fest, JPP), Catch the Fish (Most Outstanding Play, NY Fringe) and The Venerable Raman Gupta (Flea 2012 First Look Series).

His work has been developed at theaters across the country including The Manhattan Theater Club, Ensemble Studio Theater, Ars Nova, The Roundabout Underground, The Pasadena Playhouse, The Keen Company, Woodshed Ensemble, Berkshire Playwright’s Lab 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 2014 Page 73 I-73 Writer, a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow, A 2012 Dramatist Guild Fellow, the 2011 New York Stage and Film Founder’s Award Winner, a member of The T.S Eliot Old Vic/New Voices Network, 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 2012 Laurents/Hatcher Award, a nominee for the 2012 Otis Guerney New American Playwright’s Award, and a finalist for The 2013 Sundance Theater Lab and The Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab.

In Television, Jonathan has written pilots for CBS/Paramount and WindDancer Productions.  He wrote for the C.W's Melrose Place 2.0.  He was a 2014 Sundance Lab Finalist for his screenplay adaption of The Recommendation.

Jonathan is a graduate of The Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright’s Program at The Juilliard School and Vassar College where he studied mythology and religion.  He’s a proud member of the downtown New York theater company Partial Comfort and originally hails from Los Angeles.

Playwrights in LA and the Whole 99-Seat Thing

Playwrights in LA and the Whole 99-Seat Thing

12 April 2015

LA playwright Jon Caren discusses the theatrical Renaissance that’s currently happening in LA regardless of the 99-seat theater debate.