Jonathan Norton


Jonathan’s interest in playwriting began as a freshman in high school while appearing in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at Theater Three directed by Margie Johnson Reese. Spending time with August Wilson’s beautiful poetry left a lasting impression and sparked a desire to explore African American lives and stories through dramatic literature. His playwriting credits include: Our Lady of South Oak Cliff: The Virgin Shenequa (Soul Rep Theater Company & The Texas Young Playwrights Festival), Wonderful World, Down Argentine Way (Soul Rep), and The After Christmas-Christmas Play (TeCo Theatrical Productions) and 84, which won the TeCo 2010 Literary Prize. 84 was also a finalist for “The Seven” at the Fusion Theater Company in Albuquerque New Mexico. Jonathan’s newest piece,  The Last Supper won the TeCo 2011 Grand Prize. Jonathan is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Marymount Manhattan College. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Liberal Studies program at SMU. Jonathan is the proud recipient of a 2010 Diaspora Performing Arts Commission for his play My Tidy List of Terrors, which is also a 2011 Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Playwright’s Conference.