Jonathan Spector is a playwright based in Oakland, California. His plays include Eureka Day (New York Times Critics’ Pick, upcoming at London’s Old Vic Theater starring Helen Hunt, published by DPS); This Much I Know (upcoming at Aurora Theater); Best Available (South Coast Rep’s Elizabeth George Commission); and, Siesta Key (Bay Area Playwrights Festival).
His work has been produced at theaters around the country and abroad, including Asolo Rep, Aurora Theatre, Colt Coeur, Custom Made Theatre, InterAct Theatre, Mugwumpin, Syracuse Stage, Spreckles Theatre, The State Theatre of South Australia, and Just Theater, where he was the long-time co-Artistic Director. Jonathan has developed works with Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Crowded Fire, New Harmony Project, Manhattan Theatre Club, PlayPenn, Roundabout, and South Coast Rep, among others.
Honors include the Edgerton Award, Glickman Award, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award, Theater Bay Area Award, Global Age Prize and Rella Lossy Award. He is a Core Writer at Playwrights Center, and has been a MacDowell Fellow and a Resident Playwright at Playwrights Foundation. He is currently under commission from Roundabout Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, and Manhattan Theatre Club.