Jonathan Lichtenstein

Jonathan is an award-winning playwright from Wales whose play THE PULL OF NEGATIVE GRAVITY won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival.  His play DARKNESS has previously played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and more recently at the Lakeside Theatre in Essex to rave reviews.

His play MEMORY received a critically acclaimed run at the Pleasance Theatre in London and received rave reviews for a production in Chicago.

Jonathan has completed an attachment to the National Theatre Studio, and has previously been commissioned by the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich and the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff to write new plays. He has most recently worked on a new stage project with Shane Shambhu and his company Altered Skin. Jonathan has also written for radio.

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Credits

THEATRE
Production
Company
Notes
Production
CONFESSIONS OF A COCKNEY TEMPLE DANCER
Company
Shane Shambhu / Altered Skin
Notes
Writer of bilingual solo piece.
Edinburgh Fringe & 2018-19 UK Tour
Production
MY INSIDE PLAYGROUND
Company
Shane Shambu Company
Notes
Commissioned to write an original play which ran at the Lakeside Theatre, Colchester.
Production
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL (aka !SEXBOMB!)
Company
Sherman Cymru
Notes
Commissioned to rewrite play.
Production
RIG 83
Company
National Theatre Studio
Notes
Developed his play on attachment with NT Studio.
Production
DARKNESS
Company
Clwyd Theatre Cymru
Notes
Played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Zoo Loft as part of the Eastern Arts’ East to Edinburgh Scheme. Directed by Gari Jones.
Also performed at the Lakeside Theatre, Colchester.
Previously entitled THE MORNING OF TWO LIGHTS.
Production
DELILAH
Company
Sherman Cymru
Notes
New play commission
Production
INKLE AND YARICO
Company
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Notes
New play commission: Workshop and public performance as part of the Pulse Festival
Production
REQUIEM
Company
Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal
Notes
Performed June 2009
Production
MEMORY
Company
Notes
Original Stage Play
Published by Nick Hern Books
2008 – Pleasance Theatre, Islington
2007 – 59 E 59 Theatre, New York (Brits Off Broadway season)
2006 – Theatre Clwyd – director Terry Hands

“Compelling drama...an impressive achievement.” – New York Times
“Utterly absorbing, emotionally powerful” – The Stage, London
“Lichtenstein writes trenchant scenes of direct confrontation and dialogue uncluttered with poetic obfuscation. The play’s conflicts and resolutions are painful in the extreme...” – Variety
“An astounding piece of drama.” – Metro, UK
Production
THE PULL OF NEGATIVE GRAVITY
Company
Notes
Original Stage Play
Published by Nick Hern Books
2005 – 59 E 59 Theatre, New York
2004 – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – director Gregory Thompson
*Winner of the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2004.
* ‘Four star’ reviews in ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Scotsman’

“I doubt though whether any show this year will bring the subject (of the human cost of war) closer to home or handle it with more terrifying intensity” – ‘The Scotsman
“A carefully crafted, powerfully emotive drama...the play’s anger sears itself into one’s mind.” – The Sunday Herald
RADIO
Production
Company
Notes
Production
HUMAN RIGHTS
Company
BBC Radio
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Director – Jeremy Mortimer
2004 – Radio 7, ‘Producer’s Choice’
2001 – Radio 4
Production
MOVING THE SCROLLS
Company
BBC Radio
Notes
Director – Abigail Morris, Radio 4
FILM
Production
Company
Notes
Production
THE PULL OF NEGATIVE GRAVITY
Company
Squint Films
Notes
Stage Play previously under option.
Worked on screenplay adapttation
THEATRE
Production Company Notes
CONFESSIONS OF A COCKNEY TEMPLE DANCER Shane Shambhu / Altered Skin Writer of bilingual solo piece.
Edinburgh Fringe & 2018-19 UK Tour
MY INSIDE PLAYGROUND Shane Shambu Company Commissioned to write an original play which ran at the Lakeside Theatre, Colchester.
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL (aka !SEXBOMB!) Sherman Cymru Commissioned to rewrite play.
RIG 83 National Theatre Studio Developed his play on attachment with NT Studio.
DARKNESS Clwyd Theatre Cymru Played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Zoo Loft as part of the Eastern Arts’ East to Edinburgh Scheme. Directed by Gari Jones.
Also performed at the Lakeside Theatre, Colchester.
Previously entitled THE MORNING OF TWO LIGHTS.
DELILAH Sherman Cymru New play commission
INKLE AND YARICO New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich New play commission: Workshop and public performance as part of the Pulse Festival
REQUIEM Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal Performed June 2009
MEMORY Original Stage Play
Published by Nick Hern Books
2008 – Pleasance Theatre, Islington
2007 – 59 E 59 Theatre, New York (Brits Off Broadway season)
2006 – Theatre Clwyd – director Terry Hands

“Compelling drama...an impressive achievement.” – New York Times
“Utterly absorbing, emotionally powerful” – The Stage, London
“Lichtenstein writes trenchant scenes of direct confrontation and dialogue uncluttered with poetic obfuscation. The play’s conflicts and resolutions are painful in the extreme...” – Variety
“An astounding piece of drama.” – Metro, UK
THE PULL OF NEGATIVE GRAVITY Original Stage Play
Published by Nick Hern Books
2005 – 59 E 59 Theatre, New York
2004 – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – director Gregory Thompson
*Winner of the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2004.
* ‘Four star’ reviews in ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Scotsman’

“I doubt though whether any show this year will bring the subject (of the human cost of war) closer to home or handle it with more terrifying intensity” – ‘The Scotsman
“A carefully crafted, powerfully emotive drama...the play’s anger sears itself into one’s mind.” – The Sunday Herald
RADIO
Production Company Notes
HUMAN RIGHTS BBC Radio Director – Jeremy Mortimer
2004 – Radio 7, ‘Producer’s Choice’
2001 – Radio 4
MOVING THE SCROLLS BBC Radio Director – Abigail Morris, Radio 4
FILM
Production Company Notes
THE PULL OF NEGATIVE GRAVITY Squint Films Stage Play previously under option.
Worked on screenplay adapttation