Jon Steinhagen is a playwright, author, composer/lyricist and actor
currently based in Chicago. He has won four Joseph Jefferson
Awards of his ten nominations and is a past winner of the Julie
Harris Playwriting Award for his comedy The Analytical Engine.
His plays and musicals have been produced nationally.
PLAYS: Successors (Signal Ensemble Theatre; Best New Play,
Chicago Reader Readers’ Poll 2013), Blizzard ’67 (Chicago Dramatists;
New York International Fringe Festival), ACES (Signal),
Dating Walter Dante (Raven Theatre), Something More Comfortable
(Syracuse University), Deb and Debra , Seventeen Heads at O’Hare,
Second Day of Indirect Sunlight, and ACES Wild.
MUSICALS: The Teapot Scandals (Porchlight Music Theatre),
The Arresting Dilemma of Mister K (TRU), Emma & Company
(Wings Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre), Inferno Beach
(Bailiwick Arts, Circle Theatre), and People Like Us (Circle Theatre).
Jon’s short fiction has been published widely in print and online, notably in
Barrelhouse, The Minetta Review, The American Reader, The Atlas Review,
Monkeybicycle, Four Ties Lit Review, and Alliterati.
He is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, a member of the Dramatists Guild
of America and the Chicago Federation of Musicians, and a company member at
Signal Ensemble Theatre. His next musical, The Next Thing,
will have its world premiere in Chicago (Signal Ensemble Theatre) in May 2014.