Jonathan Spector
Core Writer
Oakland, CA

Jonathan Spector is a playwright based in Oakland, California. His plays include Eureka Day (NYT Critics' Pick, upcoming on the West End starring Helen Hunt), This Much I KnowBest AvailableSiesta Key, and What Comes NextGood. Better. Best. Bested. have been produced and developed at theaters around the country and abroad including Asolo rep, Aurora Theater, Cold Coeur, Syracuse Stage, Mosaic Theater, InterAct Theater, Custon Made Theater, Berkeley Rep's Gound Floor, Portland Stage, Crowded Fire, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, PlayPenn, New Harmony Project, SF PlayGround, State Theater of South Australia, and Just Theater, where he was the long-time co-Artistic Director.

Jonathan is a two-time winner of Aurora Theater's Global Age Prize, as well as the Edgerton Award, Glickman Award, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award, Theater Bay Area Award, and Rella Lossy Award. He is a Core Writer at Playwrights' Center, and has been a MacDowell Fellow, a Playwrights Foundation Resident Playwright, and received commissions from Roundabout Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theater Club, and Aurora Theater.

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Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring premieres of two new musicals and three productions in repertory.

“After a year of immense challenges and hard-won successes, this season is about returning and remaking who we want to become,” artistic director Michael Donald Edwards said in a statement. “The result is a challenging and hopeful season full of joy, family, and a reclamation of American identity rooted in compassion for all.”

The season will continue with Eureka Day (May 11-June 4, 2022) by Jonathan Spector, an explosive comedy that skewers sanctimony and the nature of politics. Bianca LaVerne Jones will direct.