Bio

Jonathan is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of DUCTS.org, a biannual literary webzine devoted to publishing engaging personal essays, memoirs, art, fiction, humor and more. The Wild Root Company is currently developing several of his plays, including The Beast in My Pants, which is slated for production in spring, 2015.  His play, Insomnia, was a finalist for the Summer Scribes Series, 2014, for 12 Peers Theater and was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2013 Eugene O’Neill Playwriting Conference.  Jonathan’s play, Prayer, was produced by Nouveau 47 in Dallas in March, 2012.  Prayer was originally produced at the New York City Fringe Festival, 2008. Prayer was a semi-finalist in the annual Reverie Productions Play competition in New York, 2008.  Jonathan’s play, Better Lucky Than Smart, was produced by Manhattan Theatre Source in August/September 2010. Violins, a ten-minute play, was one of the winners of the Bite-Sized International Playwriting Competition and was performed at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, 2008 and 2014, and was an audience favorite at the 2010 InGenius short play festival in New York City. His short plays, Get Bruised and Get Bruised, Part II, were also produced in New York.  His play, Jim and Dana, was a 2009 finalist in the Oxford, MS Ten-Minute Play Contest. He has several published short stories and has written a dozen science non-fiction books for children. Mr. Kravetz has edited and ghostwritten several essays and memoirs.  Mr. Kravetz is one of the founding members of the prestigious Writers Forum at the Manhattan Theatre Source in New York. Mr. Kravetz is also the founder of the monthly reading series, Trumpet Fiction, which is held the second Saturday of every month at KGB Bar in the East Village. Jonathan holds a Masters in Cinema Studies from NYU and an MFA from Queens College where he was a Louis Armstrong resident.  He teaches fiction and dramatic writing in New York City and drama at FIT, State University of New York.