DSC_0082_2Jonathan Geenen (Director)

Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in the performing arts and entertainment field. His has work has taken him to Toronto, Vancouver, Tokyo, Shanghai, London, and Amsterdam.

For East West Theatre in Shanghai, he was Artistic Director for 4 seasons and staged many productions. Favorites for EWT include  Our Town, Life x 3, Waiting for Godot, The Master Builder, and Awake and Sing!

In 2010, Jonathan’s production of A.R. Gurney’s The Dining Room was nominated for a Dora Award by the Toronto Association of Professional Theatres for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble. His production of Nick Yu’s Drift for Shanghai Repertory Theatre played at the 2010 Asian Contemporary Theatre Festival in Shanghai.

While working with 3rd Culture Theatre of Shanghai he directed ART, The Odd Couple, and I Am My Own Wife. They concluded their Shanghai season with a commissioned piece in English and Mandarin for the Jingan District Government in Shanghai (7 Days in Jingan). Their adaptation of The Merchant of Venice was workshopped in cooperation with The Royal Shakespeare Company in London (2012).