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Johnathan Yukich
Arts & Sciences
Division of Performing Arts
46 Ruden Street

    Jonathan is a playwright and theatre artist. His work is published by Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, Inc., Meriwether Press, Eldridge Publishing, Indie Theater Now and Pioneer Drama Service. His plays have been produced across the United States and in Canada, Australia, South Africa and Europe. He has received a number of awards and honors, including the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Award for Playwriting.

    Before coming to UNH, Jonathan taught a range of theatre and writing courses at the City University of New York, the State University of New York (F.I.T.), Montclair State University, Southern Connecticut State University and Elms College. He has also conducted writing workshops and seminars at New York University, Dickinson College, the University of Montana and New Mexico State University.  For more information, please visit



    M.F.A., Indiana University
    B.A., University of Alabama

    Teaching Interests

    • Playwriting
    • Script Analysis
    • New Play Development
    • Intro. to Theater
    • Structure of Drama
    • Dramatic Literature
    • Devising Theater
    • Directing
    • Arts Journalism

    Published Works

    Pioneer Drama Service – Published July 2013

    The Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Collection
    American Midget
    Indie Theater Now – Published November 2011

    Frankenstein Unplugged
    Eldridge Play Publishing – Published September 2011

    The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2009
    “A Short History of Weather”
    Smith & Kraus – Published December 2009  

    More Scenes and Monologs from the Best New Plays
    Meriwether Press – Published March 2007  

    The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2003
    Smith & Kraus – Published April 2004  

    Thank You, Twenty Thousand Pound Man
    Playscripts, Inc.  -  Published August 2002  

    Boiling People in My Coffee   
    Playscripts, Inc.  -  Published January 2001

    Playwriting Honors and Associations

    • 2013 - Heideman Award Finalist (Actors Theatre of Louisville)
    • 2013 - Salem Theatre Company’s Moments of Play Festival
    • 2012 - New York International Fringe Festival
    • 2012 - Lark Development Center’s Playwrights’ Week Finalist (New York)
    • 2012 - 10 x 10 in the Triangle Festival (Chapel Hill, NC)
    • 2010 - hotINK International Festival of New Plays (New York University)
    • 2010 - High Desert Play Development Workshop (American Southwest Theatre Company)
    • 2009 - Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist
    • 2009 - Inkwell Theatre’s Incubator Festival (Washington, D.C.)
    • 2008 - 2008 William Inge Theatre Festival’s New Voices Award Nomination
    • 2007 - Selected by Dramatist Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Playwrights to Watch”
    • 2007 - Heideman Award Finalist (Actors Theatre of Louisville)
    • 2007 - Lark Play Development Center’s Playwrights Week (New York)
    • 2007 - Seven Devils Playwriting Conference (McCall, ID)
    • 2007 - New York City 15-Minute Play Festival
    • 2006 - Kitchen Dog Theatre’s New Works Festival (Dallas, TX)
    • 2006 - Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival (New York)
    • 2006 - New Works/New Directors Finalist (Drama League, NY)
    • 2006 - Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist
    • 2005 - Seven Devils Playwriting Conference (McCall, ID)
    • 2003 - Residency: Just Add Water Festival, Portland Center Stage, 2003 (Portland, OR)
    • 2003 – Winner of the Kennedy Center’s 2003 Paula Vogel Award for Playwriting
    • 2002 – Winner of the Wichita State University National Playwriting Contest
    • 2001 - Maxim Mazumdar New One-Act Play Award (Buffalo, NY)