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Jonathan Norton

Jonathan's work has been produced or developed by Dallas Theater Center, PlayPenn, InterAct Theatre Company, Pyramid Theatre Company, Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Castillo Theatre, Soul Rep Theater Company, African American Repertory Theater, Kitchen Dog Theater, Undermain Theatre, Theatre Three, and South Dallas Cultural Center. His play Mississippi Goddamn was a Finalist for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award and won the 2016 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award given by the American Theatre Critics Association. Other awards include: Artistic Innovations Grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance, South Dallas Cultural Center Diaspora Performing Arts Commission, the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund, TACA Bowdon Family Foundation Artists Residency Fund, and the Jubilee Theatre’s 2019 Eastman Visionary Award. He is currently Playwright in Residence at Dallas Theater Center.

 

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The Power of Local
Essay

The Power of Local

Building Community While Building Plays

25 August 2019

Playwrights Will Power and Jonathan Norton talk about what being an artist in residence looks like, championing local playwrights, rejection letters, and more.

Stagger Lee and the Digital Storytelling Project
Essay

Stagger Lee and the Digital Storytelling Project

A Conversation with Anne Bothwell

6 April 2015

Commons producer Jonathan Norton chats with Anne Bothwell about Stagger Lee: Making a Musical, a digital storytelling project tracking the development of Will Power’s new musical.

Artistry, Advocacy, and Agency
Essay

Artistry, Advocacy, and Agency

Will Power, Dallas Theater Center and the Playwright On Staff Model

10 December 2014

Commons Producer Jonathon Norton talks to playwright Will Power, the playwright in residence at Dallas Theater Center, about being on staff at a regional theatre and being a member of a community.

Interview with Theatre Three’s Executive Producer-Director Jac Alder
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Interview with Theatre Three’s Executive Producer-Director Jac Alder

7 May 2014

Playwright Jonathan Norton interviews Theatre Three's Executive Producer-Director Jac Alder.

A Place at the Table Revisited
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A Place at the Table Revisited

4 May 2014

In this installment of the Dallas Series, Jonathan Norton reflects on his experiences and hopes as a playwright living in Dallas.

 

Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas

The Dallas Series explores the challenges and rewards of creating theatre in Big D.