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Professor Jonathan Lichtenstein

Position in departmenton research leave 2016-17
Staff positionProfessor
Telephone01206 872221

Jonathan Lichtenstein trained at Bretton Hall. His first stage play Station opened the Soho Theatre in London in 2000 and his two subsequent plays, Moving the Scrolls and Human Rights, were broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in 2000 and 2001. Human Rights was then re-broadcast as part of Producers Choice in 2004. His stage play The Pull of Negative Gravity opened at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival in August 2004, where it gained a Fringe First. The play transferred to the Colchester Mercury Theatre Studio and then to 59E59 Theatre on Off-Broadway in New York where it played in 2005. The Pull of Negative Gravity has been produced in Germany, Australia and Florida and is currently being developed into a film for S4C. His play Memory was produced in 2006 by Clwyd Theatr Cymru where it played in Mold and Cardiff before transferring to New York in 2007. His most recent play Darkness performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2011. He has had commissions from Sherman Theatre Cymru, The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and is currently on attachment to The National Theatre.


BA Leeds

Additional information

Jonathan would particularly welcome applications from PhD students who wish to develop their own stage writing as well as research proposals that are concerned with aspects of contemporary theatre.

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