Jonathan began writing six years ago with some small sketches for his local drama group. He has since gone on to write two full length plays as well as four One Act offerings, three of which have won him awards in Scotland, Wales and the Netherlands.
He has also recently completed an Honours degree in Drama & Theatre Arts in Edinburgh and will begin his Masters in Creative Writing in the Autumn.
He has been involved with the theatre since a young age, taking part in his local groups pantos and SCDA festival plays. It was his local group that first performed one of his plays, 'The Hunt for Aiken Drum' which went on to come fourth in the Scott Salver playwriting competition as well as winning the Youth Trophy in the first round of the SCDA festival.
His next play "Cloud Hopping" won first prize in the Welsh one act playwriting competition. His short play "Four Military Wives" was also performed as part of the Shine project at the King Theatre Edinburgh in 2007, and received the highest praise of the 12 entries. It was from this success that he was selected to represent Scotland at the Interplay Playwriting festival in July 2008 with his play "Barbara Anne" about the last few years of a remarkable Grandmother/Mother/Wife. The play was highly commended by a panel of 17 International playwrights and directors and was one of the top four selected, despite the play being written in mostly broad Scots.
Scripts by this Author
Cloud Hopping - One Act Play Scripts - Drama - Youth Groups
This play won first prize in the Drama Association of Wales's one act play competition (2008).
Hunt For Aiken Drum, The - One Act Play Scripts - Drama - Youth Groups
A lively play for youth groups (8 to 12 year-olds) involving a group of children, a man called Auld Jock, some Brownies, and a local monster. A mixed cast of five boys and six girls (other permutations are possible, but one older boy is required)