Theater and Writer Enthusiast.
Meet the Playwright Jonathan Alexandratos
Sunday June 5th (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 am.)
Location: Abattoir Café (1 Quai Charles Altorffer)
Across the street from the Museum Art Modern
Reserve your place with Luther L. Weathers, III at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Alexandratos is a New York City-based playwright. His first play, Death in Mozambique, was produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2009. Soon after, Jonathan began work on his M.F.A. in Playwrighting at Queens College (CUNY), graduating in 2011. During his time in graduate school, he co-founded Playsmiths, a playwrights’ lab in which holds weekly readings of writers’ work and provides them with feedback. In school, Jonathan studied with playwrights Richard Schotter and Tina Howe. Howe nominated Jonathan’s play Molding Plastic for the Rita and Burton Goldberg Award and the Irving Zarkower Award for best new play. In 2012, Jonathan’s play Chain Reaction, a two-act comedy about the building of the atomic bomb, was produced in the NY International Fringe Festival. Since then, Jonathan has received commissions from the Abingdon Theatre Company and Truant Arts for the creation of new work. These commissions have resulted in two well-received plays: Shepherd (a piece about the bond between military dogs and their human partners) and Teeth (about a woman, born without a mouth, who finds her voice). His play Breaking/Orbit was performed at the 2013 Pop Culture Association Conference in Washington, D.C. and the 2013 Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. He is a member of Mission to (dit)Mars, a Queens-based writers’ collective that commissions new plays from its members each season. Jonathan created Duck, a full-length animal allegory about the nature of abuse, culture, and individuality. This year Jonathan was selected to participate in the Ingram New Works Playwrights with the Nashville Repertory Theater of which he wrote his newest play We See What Happen. He is a huge geek: a lover of action figures and comic books, and always finding ways of incorporating those things into his theatre. He is a proud member of the Dramatists’ Guild. Beyond the stage, Jonathan co-programs Page 23, an academic literary conference centered on comics and pop culture that operates under Denver Comic Con. He is currently editing a collection of scholarly essays on action figures, which will be out late next year. Jonathan hides out at Queensborough Community College, where he teaches English. He also speaks Klingon.