Jonathan Silverstein’s directing credits include: the Off Broadway revival of Robert Anderson’s Tea and Sympathy (Keen Company; Drama League nomination for Heidi Armbruster), The Hasty Heart (Keen Company), Michael Albanese’s Red Herring (NY Fringe Festival; Outstanding Direction award), Andy Bragen’s Greater Messapia (Queen Theatre in the Park), The Triumph of Love (Cleveland Play House), Tick, Tick…BOOM! and Urinetown (Cape Rep Theatre; Best of Year, Cape Cod Times for Urinetown), The Dadshuttle (DirectorFest 2003), The Rats Are Getting Bigger (NY Fringe Festival and The Public Theatre’s New Works Now! festival), and Much Ado About Nothing and Cymbeline (The Theatre at Monmouth). MFA: UCSD; Drama League Alumnus; Member, SSDC.
Jonathan has worked at The Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, The Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages, The Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, and San Diego’s Sledgehammer Theatre.
Jonathan has taught directing at 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 is a regular director with The Department of Dramatic Writing at N.Y.U. and mentors student directors at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. He has directed educationally at The Cleveland Play House, MCC, Columbia University, C.W. Post, and U.C.S.D.