Jonathan Lichtenstein's play, 'The Pull of Negative Gravity' won an Edinburgh Fringe First for, 'innovation and outstanding new stage writing'. It transferred from the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh to Off Broadway- New York (59E59) and has had productions in Germany, Australia and Florida. His play, 'Memory , by Theatr Clwyd Cymru also transferred to New York, (59E59) with further productions in London , Cardiff, and Chicago. His play 'Darkness' performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011.
He has had two attachments at the National Theatre where he developed the play, ' Rig 83' as well as commissions from The Sherman Theatre, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, and Theatr Clwyd in Wales.
His book, 'The Berlin Shadow- Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport' , will be published in August 2020 by Scribner. (Simon and Schuster) in the UK, Little, Brown in the U.S.and Suhrkamp in Germany. It is currently being translated into Italian, German, Dutch and Danish. He was the writer on , 'Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer' where he worked with the dancer Shane Shambhu.
His radio plays (produced by BBC Radio 4) are 'Moving the Scrolls' and 'Human Rights.
He welcomes research on contemporary theatre, writing for theatre, Melanie Klein, as well as autofiction and memoir
University of Essex
Director of the Centre for Theatre Studies,
Literature, Film and Theatre Studies,
University of Essex (7/1996 - 2014)