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Jonathan Yukich, M.F.A.

Education

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

About

Jonathan Yukich’s work is published by Broadway Play Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, Inc., Meriwether Press, Heuer Publishing, Eldridge Publishing, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, and Pioneer Drama Service. His plays have been produced across the United States and in Canada, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, India, and throughout Europe.  Jonathan has received a number of awards and honors for both his original works and his inventive theatrical adaptations of literary classics, including Alice@Wonderland, Frankenstein Unplugged, Finding Don Quixote and Waking Sleepy Hollow.  On average, his plays receive well over 200 full productions each year. 

Recently, his short play “Crooked Fork” appeared in The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015, published by Smith & Kraus, and his play Finding Don Quixote was published by Heuer Publishing in the winter of 2016. His work has also recently appeared in The Best Men’s Monologues of 2015, The Best Women’s Monologues of 2015, and 222 More Comedy Monologues, all published with Smith & Kraus.  Another play, "A Very Short Play About the Very Short Presidency of William Henry Harrison," will be published in The Best 5-Minute Plays, an anthology to be released by Applause in 2017.

At the University of New Haven, Jonathan has directed productions of Our Town, The Maids, Psycho Beach Party, The Rocky Horror Show, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, and Death: A Play. He has taught Playwriting, Student New Works, Devised Theater, Reviewing the Arts, Advanced Acting, Plays of the 21st Century, Contemporary Performance, Introduction to Theater, and Adapting the Classics.

Jonathan is also co-founder and co-artist director of Trembling Stage (tremblingstage.com).

For more, please visit jonathanyukich.com

Teaching Interests

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

Published Works

Best 5-Minute Plays
“A Very Short Play About the Very Short Presidency of William Henry Harrison”
Applause Theatre & Cinema Books – Forthcoming January 2017

222 More Comedy Monologues
Smith & Kraus – Forthcoming August 2016

Waking Sleepy Hollow
Forthcoming Fall 2016

Finding Don Quixote
Heuer Publishing – Published January 2016

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 

Alice@Wonderland
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

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