Jonathan L. Green has directed for Sideshow Theatre, Diversionary Theatre (San Diego), TheatreWorks (Palo Alto), Greenhouse Theater Center, Playwrights' Center, Silk Road Rising, Chicago Dramatists, Theatre Seven of Chicago and Pavement Group; and has assisted Kimberly Senior, Tim Hopper and Andrew White at Steppenwolf and Lookingglass Theatres. Recent directing projects include Alistair McDowall's X, 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). With Sideshow, he has also developed new work with Bonnie Metzgar, Ariel Zetina and Philip Dawkins. Jonathan is an artistic associate and serves on the board of directors of Sideshow Theatre in Chicago, IL, where he was the artistic director from 2007-2020.
Jonathan is the director of new works 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 Lisa Loomer's Roe, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window and Ayad Ahktar's Disgraced and more. At the Goodman, he has also developed new work with Dave Harris, Paola Lázaro, Bess Wohl, Abe Koogler, Octavio Solis and Charise Castro Smith.