Julia May Jonas / Nellie Tinder Donate to this artist

Julia May Jonas is a playwright, director, and founder of the theater company, Nellie Tinder. Past Nellie Tinder productions include Emily Climbs (Machine Mechant) which premiered at The Brick Theater and toured to the Revolutions Festival in New Mexico, Evelyn, which premiered at The Bushwick Starr and was remounted at the Incubator Arts Center for their Other Forces Festival in 2013, For Artists Only (Ontological-Hysteric Theater), Take Heart (PS122, with TerraNova),and The Penitent Hours (The Bushwick Starr). Jonas's other plays include Your Own Personal Exegesis, Lake Coordination (NYTW 3rd Street), BG1987RECEP, Ugly Thing, and No One is Excused from the Trouble of Living, (Schapiro Theater). Her short play, EMPIRE TODAY is published in The Brooklyn Review.  She is an affiliated artist with New Georges, Co-Leader of The Jam, 2018 Artist-in-Residence with Target Margin Theater and member of the 2018-20 Ars Nova Playgroup. She teaches playwriting at Skidmore College. 

Nellie Tinder is currently developing the project ALL LONG TRUE AMERICAN STORIES, in which Jonas responds to 5 canonical male-experience plays (All My Sons by Arthur Miller, Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill, True West by Sam Shepard, American Buffalo by David Mamet and Zoo Story by Edward Albee, with completely new response plays for Other People (mostly women.) The production has been developed since 2015 and will premiere in a repertory cycle in 2020. 

Nellie Tinder receives support from the Mental Insight Foundation. Nellie Tinder is Art. Appropriate & Instructive.