MEET THE UNBOUND PRODUCTIONS STAFF
Jonathan Josephson :: Executive Director
For Unbound Productions, Jonathan has adapted Thoth’s Labyrinth (WL17), Anansi and the Demons (WL16), Camp Mountain View (WL16), The Grove of Rashomon (WL15), Las Lloronas (WL14), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (WL09, WL13), The New Catacomb (WL13), The Lurking Fear with Jeff G. Rack (WL13), The Chimes (WL10, WL11), A Ghost Story (WL11, Millennium-Biltmore Hotel), Count Magnus (WL12), The Garden Party (HL12, HL16) and The Girl Who Owned a Bear (HL16). Jonathan also directed The Cask of Amontillado (WL10-11), A Ghost Story (WL11), and Two Pictures in One (HL12). Jonathan received an Individual Artist Grant from the City of Pasadena to write Holmes, Sherlock, and The Consulting Detective for the debut of Unbound’s Mystery Lit series (World Premiere at the Los Angeles Arboretum, staged readings at The Huntington and Sherlocks in Brentwood).
Dozens of Jonathan’s original plays have been produced throughout the world including Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival of New American Plays), Milwaukee Repertory Theater (Rep Lab), San Jose Repertory Theatre (SJREAL), Chance Theater, The Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Theatre Festival (Festival Winner). He is a five-time Finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award and has also been named a Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and the City Theatre National Short Play Award. Fifteen of Jonathan’s plays are published by Steele Spring Stage Rights, Samuel French, Playscripts, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, YouthPLAYS and Original Works Publishing and have been produced throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, England, Scotland, Japan, and Cameroon. Jonathan received his BA in Theatre: Playwriting from UCSD and is a proud member of the Playground-LA Writer’s Pool, the Antaeus Playwright’s Lab, The Dramatists Guild of America and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.
Paul Millet :: Artistic Director
For Unbound’s Wicked Lit, Paul has directed The Open Door (WL17), Camp Mountain View (WL16), The Monkey’s Paw (WL 2015 Summer Installation), Las Lloronas (WL14), The Lurking Fear (WL13), The Masque of the Red Death Experience (WL13, also conceived), Count Magnus (WL12), The Body Snatcher (WL11, also playwright), and The Chimes (WL10, WL11) at Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery; The Initiation (WL16 Installation at ScareLA); The Doll (WL14 Summer Installation at Mayfield Senior School); A Ghost Story for the 2011 TCG National Conference at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel; and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (WL09) and The Fall of the House of Usher (WL09, also playwright) at Greystone Mansion. As playwright for Wicked Lit, Paul adapted The Tell-Tale Heart, The Shadowy Third and Wake Not the Dead. For Unbound’s History Lit, Paul has directed The Girl Who Owned a Bear (HL16) & The Yellow Wallpaper (HL12) at the Pasadena Museum of History and co-directed (with Jeff G. Rack) Charles Bukowski: Back at Barney’s (2012), a spontaneous flash performance of poetry. Paul also directed the world premiere of Mystery Lit – Holmes, Sherlock, and The Consulting Detective at the Los Angeles Arboretum.
Paul’s other credits include the world premiere of Albie Selznick’s show with magic, Smoke & Mirrors (16-month run at The Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica and The Road in North Hollywood); Jump/Cut (West Coast Premiere) at the Arena Stage for the Arts in Hollywood; Incorruptible and Southern Comforts (Los Angeles premiere) at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills; Driving Miss Daisy, The Curious Savage, and The Prisoner of Second Avenue at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark; Václav Havel’s The Memorandum for Vox Humana; Southern Comforts at the Indian Wells Theatre; and the two original one-acts, Alpha Best and Best Chance, Chance Best for Variations on a Theme: The Best at The Chance Theater. As a former member of the Eclectic Company Theatre (ECT), Paul directed the critically acclaimed productions of Don’t Dress for Dinner, Spike Heels, A Weekend Near Madison, the world premieres of Exmagare and The Unsinkable Bismarck, as well as the late night serial Ambition. Paul is a proud member of SDC, TCG, and LA Stage Alliance.