JON

SPANO

Playwright

As a playwright, Jon’s latest play is Sebastian, a prequel to Suddenly Last Summer. Jon's dance play Joey Variations (semi-finalist at both Lark Play
Development Center and the O’Neill Playwrights Conference) was an award-winning hit at the 2016 New York Fringe Festival. His short play The Sweat;
Ripple Effect; 8th Wonder; Labor Day Weekend, and Second Son have been winners and finalists at several festivals.

Many of his plays have been published
by Smith & Kraus. Jon has also written the screenplay Muskego Lake, loosely
based on his play.


As an actor, Jon recently played "Joe" in The Shadow Box, “Marcus” in Arthur Miller's The Archbishop's Ceiling, and “Steve” in Tennessee Williams; Small Craft Warnings, all for Regeneration Theatre. He also played "Tokio" the boxing trainer, and “Eddie Fuseli,” the mobster, in two consecutive productions of Clifford Odets's Golden Boy. 

 

Jon is also an acting "regular" with REEL ARC, New York's premier film service for actors' demo reels. Former dancer-turned-playwright, Jon returned to acting with roles in several short films including With Robert; Jaywalkers; Almost; Picking Up The Pieces; Internal; and Joaquin. 


Jon danced professionally for fifteen years and performed in a dozen musicals on tour, in Europe, at the Public Theatre (Peggy and Jackson), and at Duo Theatre in New York. Jon studied acting with William Alderson and Sanford Meisner and is an alumnus of NYU. Dog fanatic, chef, Bikram yoga practitioner, member of The Dramatists Guild and Best Friends Animal Shelter.

Dennis The Play is an Equity Approved Showcase

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association

Photo Credit: James Eden (Home Page)

Photo Credit: Russ Rowland (All Cast Pictures)

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