Jonathan Payne recently received an Elizabeth George Commission with South Coast Rep. His work has been produced and developed at Long Wharf Theatre, the Tristan Bates Theatre (UK), Ars Nova, Fringe Festival NYC, The Bushwick Star, and the Fire This Time Festival. He was a fellow at New Dramatists, Playwrights Realm and The Dramatist Guild, as well as an Ars Nova Play Group member 2014-15. Awards include the Princess Grace Award (2015), Holland New Voices Award (2014), Rosa Parks Award (2011), John Cauble Short Play Award (2002). He received a BA from the GSA Conservatoire (UK) and an MFA in Playwriting from Tisch School of the Arts. He is currently a recent graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Fellowship at the Juilliard School.