Meet our first director of the 2015 season! Making his directorial debut with SSMT, Jonathan will be directing the opening show — and SSMT premiere — A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Jonathan Flom is the author of Act Like It’s Your Business: Branding and Marketing for Actors (Scarecrow Press, 2013) and Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre (Scarecrow Press, 2009), both of which are used as theatre texts all over the world, in academic and professional settings.
He has taught, directed, or presented workshops around the United States as well as internationally. Most recently, he guest lectured in Oslo, Norway; Göteborg, Sweden; Fredericia, Denmark; Kaoh siung, Taiwan; and Los Angeles, CA. In addition to teaching, Jonathan directed the premiere of a Danish translation of William Finn’s musical, A New Brain at Det Dankse Musical Akademi. Always active in the industry,
Flom continues to direct professionally in the summers, with most recent productions including She Loves Me (Clinton Showboat), The Wedding Singer, and Almost, Maine (NCCA Papermill Theatre).
He is the Vice President of the Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance (www.mteducators.org), an international organization of the world’s most prominent higher education training institutions.
In the Fall of 2014, Jonathan led the charge for Shenandoah to premiere Green Day’s American Idiot after it closed its Broadway National Tour. He directed the production and oversaw all of the media creation that was used in the show and on the musical’s publicity blog (www.SURageAndLove.blogspot.com), which has had over 20,000 hits to date. Playbill.com featured articles on Shenandoah’s production of Idiot three times on their website, and the opening night featured a red-carpet event and a reception that attracted alumni, New York Industry guests, and Shenandoah Trustees, among many others.
Jonathan is also the co-founder of the SPARK: Workshop for Artists in New York City — an alternative approach to goal-setting for a healthy lifestyle and greater fulfillment. (www.sparkworkshop.net)