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Johnathan Yukich
Arts & Sciences
Division of Performing Arts
Gate House

    Jonathan Yukich’s work is published by Broadway Play Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, Inc., Meriwether Press, Heuer Publishing, Eldridge Publishing, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, and Pioneer Drama Service. His plays have been produced across the United States and in Canada, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, India, and throughout Europe.  Jonathan has received a number of awards and honors for both his original works and his inventive theatrical adaptations of literary classics, including Alice@Wonderland, Frankenstein Unplugged, Finding Don Quixote and Waking Sleepy Hollow.  On average, his plays receive well over 200 full productions each year. 

    Recently, his short play “Crooked Fork” appeared in The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015, published by Smith & Kraus, and his play Finding Don Quixote was published by Heuer Publishing in the winter of 2016. His work has also recently appeared in The Best Men’s Monologues of 2015, The Best Women’s Monologues of 2015, and 222 More Comedy Monologues, all published with Smith & Kraus.  Another play, "A Very Short Play About the Very Short Presidency of William Henry Harrison," will be published in The Best 5-Minute Plays, an anthology to be released by Applause in 2017.

    At UNH, Jonathan has directed productions of Our Town, The Maids, Psycho Beach Party, The Rocky Horror Show, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, and Death: A Play. He has taught Playwriting, Student New Works, Devised Theater, Reviewing the Arts, Advanced Acting, Plays of the 21st Century, Contemporary Performance, Introduction to Theater, and Adapting the Classics.

    Jonathan is also co-founder and co-artist director of Trembling Stage (

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    M.F.A., Indiana University
    B.A., University of Alabama

    Teaching Interests

    • Playwriting
    • Script Analysis
    • New Play Development
    • Intro. to Theater
    • Structure of Drama
    • Dramatic Literature
    • Devising Theater
    • Directing
    • Arts Journalism

    Published Works

    Best 5-Minute Plays
    “A Very Short Play About the Very Short Presidency of William Henry Harrison”
    Applause Theatre & Cinema Books – Forthcoming January 2017

    222 More Comedy Monologues
    Smith & Kraus – Forthcoming August 2016

    Waking Sleepy Hollow
    Forthcoming Fall 2016

    Finding Don Quixote
    Heuer Publishing – Published January 2016

    The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015
    “Crooked Fork”
    Smith & Kraus – Forthcoming, Summer 2015

    The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2015
    Smith & Kraus – Forthcoming, Fall 2015

    The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2015
    Smith & Kraus – Forthcoming, Fall 2015

    American Midget
    Broadway Play Publishing – Published October 2014

    Alice@Wonderland: The Musical
    Pioneer Drama Service – Published January 2014 

    Pioneer Drama Service – Published July 2013 

    Frankenstein Unplugged
    Eldridge Play Publishing – Published September 2011

    The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2009
    “A Short History of Weather”
    Smith & Kraus – Published December 2009

    More Scenes and Monologs from the Best New Plays
    Meriwether Press – Published March 2007 

    The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2003
    Smith & Kraus – Published April 2004 

    Thank You, Twenty Thousand Pound Man
    Playscripts, Inc.  –  Published August 2002 

    Boiling People in My Coffee
    Playscripts, Inc.  –  Published January 2001