Spotlight on Jonathan Libman
Born and raised in New York City, his plays include Accidents Waiting to Happen, Please Leave the Light On, The Metro Section, The Men Upstairs, Self-Generated Friction, The Haitian Sensation, Shall I Fetch the Apparatus and other one acts. Johnathan has also directed The Mushroom Cure which is written and performed by Adam Strauss at The Cherry Lane Theater. In Jonathan’s own words:
“I am usually interested in stories and characters who get overlooked, marginalised or worse. I will never ignore or deprive character of their essence and language because that is their in my lifehood.”
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