Jonathan Silverstein

Jonathan Silverstein is the Artistic Director of Off Broadway’s award winning Keen Company, where he most recently directed the acclaimed revival of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! (Drama Desk nomination). Other recent Keen: Andrew Lippa & Tom Greenwald’s John & Jen starting Kate Baldwin (Drama Desk Nomination) as well Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods starring Kathleen Chalfant (Drama Desk Nomination), Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little (Drama League Nomination), Paddy Chayefsky’s Middle of the Night, A.R Gurney’s The Old Boy, and Jon Robin Baitz’s The Film Society. Jonathan also directed the award winning Off Broadway world premiere of Jon Marans’ The Temperamentals produced by Daryl Roth (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble). Other Off Broadway credits include revivals of Lanford Wilson’s Lemon Sky, A.R. Gurney’s The Dining Room (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Director; Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble), Robert Anderson’s classics Tea and Sympathy and I Never Sang for My Father, and John Patrick’s The Hasty Heart, all for the Keen Company, where he served as Resident Director from 2007 to 2011. Other NY credits include: Red Herring by Michael Albanese (New York International Fringe Festival; Outstanding Direction award), Blueprint by Bixby Elliot (Summer Play Festival) The Dadshuttle (Drama League DirectorFest 2003), The Rats Are Getting Bigger (New York International Fringe Festival and The Public Theatre’s New Works Now! festival), and The Train Play (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: Huntington, Old Globe, Merrimack Rep, Dorset, Cape Rep, Monmouth, and Sledgehammer.

Jonathan has directed educationally at U.C.S.D. (Quinn Martin production), Yale University, The Cleveland Play House, MCC, Columbia University, and C.W. Post. and taught directing at The Tepper Semester & C.W. Post College/LIU and acting at U.C.S.D., where he served as coordinator of graduate Teaching Assistants and helped revitalize the Introduction to Acting syllabus. He currently teaches an ongoing scene study class in Manhattan.

Jonathan is a graduate of the MFA directing program at UCSD and an alumnus of The Drama League Directors Project. Member, SDC.