Jonathan Rand

Jonathan Rand is among the most popular contemporary playwrights writing today, his stage plays having been performed over 23,000 times in theaters across 65 countries.

According to an independent survey of American schools, Jonathan’s one-act comedy Check Please was the #1 most-produced short play every season for the last 14 years.

A four-time Heideman Award finalist, his work is published by Random House, Stage Partners, Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Dramatics magazine, and Macmilllan.

Jonathan also served as CEO and co-founder of Playscripts, a publishing and performance licensing company for new stage plays and musicals, serving tens of thousands of theater groups with an exclusive catalog of over 2,000 titles by well over 1,000 authors. It was featured by NPR for “bringing the business of theater into the 21st century” and ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. (Playscripts was acquired in 2014.)

Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and hails from Jacksonville, Florida.