Jonathan Yukich, M.F.A.

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Senior Lecturer
Co-Coordinator, Theater

Department of Music, Theater, and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences

M.F.A., Indiana University

B.A., University of Alabama

About Jonathan

Jonathan Yukich has taught at the University of New Haven for nine years. In this time, he has directed productions of The Wolves, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, The Nether, Our Town, Psycho Beach Party, The Rocky Horror Show, The Maids, The Winter’s Tale, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later. He also advises and coordinates the program's biennial Student New Works Festival.

As a playwright, Jonathan’s plays receive over a hundred productions each year. They have been produced across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, China, and throughout Europe. His work is published with Broadway Play Publishing, Playscripts Inc., Smith & Kraus, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Eldridge Publishing, Heuer Publishing, Pioneer Drama Service, and Meriwether Press.

In 2020, two full-length plays of his were published: Killing the Bear with Broadway Play Publishing, and The Poe Show with Eldridge Publishing. Currently, Jonathan is working on an introductory theatre textbook with Cognella Publishing, based on his teachings. The textbook is titled Theatre Now: Reading It, Seeing It, Doing It. The first edition is scheduled for an early 2023 release.

Jonathan has regularly taught playwriting courses and workshops at several universities throughout the country, including Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Dickinson College, Quinnipiac University, and the University of Montana.

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

Killing the Bear
Broadway Play Publishing - Fall 2019

One Hundred Monologues from New Plays- Women
Applause Theatre & Cinema Books - Fall 2019

The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2019
"The Beast in Your Woods"
Smith & Kraus - Published Spring 2019

Hashtag Romeo
Pioneer Drama Service - Published Fall 2018

The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2017
"The Mime Crime"
Smith & Kraus - Published Fall 2017

222 More Comedy Monologues
Smith & Kraus - Published Spring 2017

Reality Stars: Greek Gods Edition
Eldridge Play Publishing - Published Winter 2017

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

222 More Comedy Monologues
Smith & Kraus – Published August 2016

Waking Sleepy Hollow
Published Fall 2016

Finding Don Quixote
Heuer Publishing – Published January 2016

The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015
"Crooked Fork"
Smith & Kraus – Published Summer 2015

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

The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2015
Smith & Kraus – Published 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

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