started in radio in the Midwest. In 1975 a series of programs he developed won an Iowa Arts Council Award. He hosted a radio interview program where his guests included Aaron Copland, Studs Terkel, and Hubert Humphrey among others. He left radio for theater in 1979 when he moved to NYC, and appeared in shows ranging from classics by Beckett and Arthur Miller to musicals by Sondheim and Gilbert & Sullivan. Throughout the 1980s, Jonathan published books and articles on the theater industry, as well as co-founding Interborough Repertory Theater in 1986. Jonathan has directed a wide variety of shows ranging from Sardou's classic French play A Scrap of Paper
to scripted new plays including Michael Weller's Ghost on Fire
. He compiled and directed an evening of poems by survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and annually (for the past decade) has directed a compilation of African-American poetry that tours to middle-school students. For five years Jonathan was production manager for the New York Revels and held that position in 1998 when the Nordic Revels was last produced. He is delighted to be directing the Revels this season.