Jon Klein


Jon Klein is the author of over thirty plays, produced Off-Broadway and at many prestigious regional theatres, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage in D.C., Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, Center Stage in Baltimore, South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Alley Theatre in Houston, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, and many others. He is probably best known for his play “T Bone N Weasel”, which has received over a hundred productions at regional theatres throughout the US and has been adapted for film. “T Bone N Weasel” received several awards after its premiere at the Humana Festival, at Actors Theatre of Louisville, including an HBO Playwrights USA Award.

Klein is also the author of the only authorised stage adaptation of the famous children’s book “Bunnicula” by James and Deborah Howe, as well as of the plays “Young Robin Hood”, “Md. Dimly Perceived Threats to the System”, and “Betty the Yeti”. His other plays with several and important productions include “Suggestibility”, “Wishing Well”, “Octopus”, “Peoria”, “Southern Cross”, “The Einstein Project” (written with Paul D’Andrea and available at DCPAS), “Four Our Fathers”, “The Red and the Black”, and “Losing It”.

Jon is married to Laura Annawyn Shamas, playwright, essayist, and mythologist.

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