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

    Jonathan Yukich’s work is published by Broadway Play Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, Inc., Meriwether Press, Eldridge Publishing 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 and the 2014 Shubert Fendrich Award. In 2012, his play American Midget received its European and New York premieres, garnering critical praise, including a New York Times review hailing the play as a “cheerfully absurdist satire” and a “psychological gem.”  The work is published with Broadway Play Publishing.  In 2013, his play Alice@Wonderland, a contemporary retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, was published by Pioneer Drama Service.  Because of the adaptation’s popularity, a musical version was commissioned and was released in 2014.  In two years, the work has received over 100 full productions worldwide.  Upcoming, his short play “Crooked Fork” will appear in the Best Short Plays of 2015, published by Smith & Kraus.   His work will also appear in The Best Men’s Monologues of 2015 and The Best Women’s Monologues of 2015, both published with Smith & Kraus.  He is currently finishing an adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which will premiere at Mount Holyoke College in the fall of 2015.

    Before coming to UNH in 2013, Jonathan had over 10 years of university teaching experience.  A few of the schools where he has also taught include Indiana University, New York University and Mount Holyoke College.  In 2015, Jonathan was nominated for UNH’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Full-Time Faculty. 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

    The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015
    “Crooked Fork”
    Smith & Kraus – Forthcoming, Summer 2015

    The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2015
    Smith & Kraus – Forthcoming, Fall 2015

    The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2015
    Smith & Kraus – Forthcoming, Fall 2015

    American Midget
    Broadway Play Publishing – Published October 2014

    Alice@Wonderland: The Musical
    Pioneer Drama Service – Published January 2014 

    Pioneer Drama Service – Published July 2013 

    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