Department

  • Drama
  • Biography

    Jon Klein is the author of over thirty plays, presented Off-Broadway and in over a hundred productions in regional theaters, including Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, South Coast Repertory, the Arden Theatre, the Alley Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and the Alliance Theatre.  Washington D.C. area productions include plays at Arena Stage, Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Roundhouse Theatre, Theatre of the First Amendment, Washington Stage Guild, Stage Rep, and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival (where he has also directed). He is also author of the 2018 book Life as a Playwright: A Survival Guide (Methuen Bloomsbury, London).  He has won three NEA Playwriting Fellowships for his work, as well as the Dramatists Guild/CBS New Play Award, the HBO Playwrights USA Award, and playwriting fellowships from the Bush, McKnight and Jerome Foundations. He was a TCG/NEA Playwright-in-Residence at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA, and a Playwright-in-Residence at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. He previously taught playwriting and screenwriting at Ohio University, Harvard University, the University of Texas, the University of Washington, and Hollins University.