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Jon Klein

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Jon Klein is the author of numerous produced plays, including T Bone N Weasel (winner of an HBO Playwrights USA Award), Betty The Yeti, Four Our Fathers, Southern Cross, Peoria, The Einstein Project (co-authored with Paul D’Andrea) and Losing It (winner of an FDG/CBS New Play Award). These plays have been produced off-Broadway and at numerous regional theatres, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, CenterStage in Baltimore, Alley Theatre in Houston and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Dimly Perceived Threats to the System was produced at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. and South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. Mr. Klein’s most recent plays, Wishing Well and Suggestibility, both premiered at the Victory Theatre in Los Angeles. In addition to Bunnicula, Mr. Klein has also adapted two Hardy Boys books for the stage for Seattle Children’s Theatre: The Hardy Boys in the Mystery of the Haunted House and The Hardy Boys in the Secret of Skullbone Island. Mr. Klein has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bush, McKnight and Jerome Foundations. He has had plays developed at Midwest PlayLabs, Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute in Utah, and as the NEA/TCG Playwright-in-Residence at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA. Mr. Klein has also taught playwriting at the University of Washington, University of Texas at Austin, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Ohio University and Hollins University. Mr. Klein is currently head of the MFA Playwriting Program at Catholic University in Washington, DC.

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