Education: A.B. Harvard, M.A. and Ph.D. Columbia (Dissertation with Lionel Trilling). Also L'Università di Roma, Ca1 Foscari (Venice).
Taught: Columbia College, The Juilliard School of Music, The University of California at Berkeley, Brandeis University, Harvard University School of Education.
Jonathan Levy is Distinguished Teaching Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook; Distinguished Bibliographer at Arizona State University; member of the Advisory Committee for the Office for the Arts at Harvard and consultant to the Humane Creativity project at Harvard's Project Zero. He is the author of many plays for adults and children, with and without music, as well as several works of scholarship and criticism. He chaired the development of the Theatre Arts curriculum for the International Baccalaureate and is now the member for North American of the International Baccalaureate's Academic Advisory Committee. In 1996, he was named the outstanding teacher of theatre in American higher education.
Professor Levy's recent publications:
Books: A Preliminary Checklist of Early Children's Plays in English, 1780-1865 (with Martha Mahard), A Theatre of the Imagination, The Gymnasium of the Imagination, Practical Education for the Unimaginable.
Plays: Charlie the Chicken, Old Blues (both in Best Short Play anthologies), The Pornographer's Daughter (Manhattan Theatre Club), Marco Polo (Lincoln Center Institute) The Marvelous Adventures of Tyl, Turandot (translation)