Jonathan Josephson

Jonathan Josephson is the Executive Director of Unbound Productions (, a nonprofit theatre company that produces immersive adaptations of classic literature as theatrical events. For Unbound, Jonathan has adapted Las Lloronas (WL14), Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (WL09, WL13), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The New Catacomb (WL13), H.P. Lovecraft’s The Lurking Fear with Jeff G. Rack (WL13), Charles Dickens’ The Chimes (WL10, WL11), Mark Twain’s A Ghost Story (WL11, Biltmore Hotel), M. R. James’ Count Magnus (WL12), and Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party for History Lit. Jonathan also directed Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado (WL10, WL11), A Ghost Story (WL12), and Two Pictures in One for History Lit. He also received an Individual Artist Grant from the City of Pasadena to write Holmes, Sherlock, and The Consulting Detective for the debut of Mystery Lit. Jonathan’s original plays have been produced at The Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival of New American Plays), Milwaukee Repertory Theater (Rep Lab), San Jose Repertory Theatre (SJREAL), The Chance Theater, The Shelterbelt Theatre, Still Speaking Theatre Company, Dana Point Theatre Company, and many others. His plays have and received staged readings at Seattle Rep (via the Northwest Playwright’s Alliance), the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, PlayClub West, Moving Arts, and many others. Four of his short plays — 27 Ways I Didn’t Say ‘Hi’ to Laurence Fishburne, Tupperware, Of Love and Shampoo, and Dostoevsky — have been named as Finalists for ATL’s Heideman Award and his play The Giant and the Pixie was named a Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Jonathan’s short plays are published by Playscripts, Original Works Publishing, and YouthPLAYS and have been produced throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Scotland, and Cameroon. In addition to playwriting, Jonathan has also directed productions The Chance Theater and is the Founding Producer of Our New Play Spectacular at the University of California, San Diego, which will have its 11th annual production in 2014 (under the name “UNPF”). Jonathan received his BA in Theatre: Playwriting from UCSD and is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America and a Lifetime Member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.


Can we ever stop paying for the past? Can the person we want to be ever escape the person we are now and were then? What price must be paid for not only our own crimes, but those of people close to us?

Jessie's Messy Mind

A "crazy" solo show that makes a mental difference. Jessie is an artist with schizo-affective whose show is a refreshing, humorous look into the heart of mental difference. You'll either leave enlightened or simply lightened up!