Jonathan has been the artistic director of Sideshow Theatre in Chicago, IL since its founding in 2007. He has directed for Sideshow, Greenhouse Theater Center, Diversionary Theatre (San Diego), TheatreWorks (Palo Alto), Playwrights' Center, Silk Road Rising, Chicago Dramatists, Theatre Seven of Chicago and Pavement Group, and assisted Kimberly Senior, Tim Hopper and Andrew White at Steppenwolf and Lookingglass Theatres. Recent projects include J. Nicole Brooks' HeLa, debbie tucker green's truth and reconciliation (Jeff Award nomination for direction and ensemble), Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth (Jeff Award for solo performance), Anne Carson's Antigonick, Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird, Roland Schimmelpfennig's Idomeneus (Jeff Award for ensemble), and others. With Sideshow, he has also developed new work with Bonnie Metzgar, Ariel Zetina and Philip Dawkins.


Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Virginia and is the literary manager for Goodman Theatre, where his most recent dramaturgy credits include the world premieres of Christina Anderson's How to Catch Creation, Rogelio Martinez' Blind Date, Charles Smith's Objects in the Mirror, and Doug Wright's, Scott Frankel's and Michael Korie's War Paint, as well as productions of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window and Ayad Ahktar's Disgraced. At the Goodman, he has also developed new work with Paola Lázaro, Bess Wohl, Abe Koogler, Octavio Solis and Charise Castro Smith.