Welcome to the Website of Playwright Jonathan Leaf
IMPORTANT NEWS: Jonathan Leaf's play, "Deconstruction," will open on March 3rd at the Grand Hall of Saint Mary's Church at 440 Grand Street in New York. It will run until March 25. This is a presentation of the Storm Theatre Company in association with Christopher Ekstrom Productions. For information on performance dates and times and to purchase tickets, go to www.stormtheatre.com.
One of the country's most praised new playwrights, Jonathan was the subject of a feature in Time Out New York which compared him to a young Saul Bellow. Following this, he was nominated in the Innovative Theater (IT) Awards for Best Play of the Year for his play "The Caterers."
He has received rave reviews for his plays in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The New Criterion, BroadwayWorld.com, Show Business Weekly, NYTheatre.com and many other publications.
In 2007, his play "The Germans In Paris" was the highest-rated play by audience-survey on the Theatermania website of all the plays in New York during the course of its run. An independent survey also showed his 2010 play "Sexual Healing" was one of the highest-rated among New York audiences during its run.
As a journalist and critic, his work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The American, The New York Sun, The New York Post, New York Press and National Review.