Jonathan McGrath is a Theatre Director, Facilitator and Lecturer who has presented theatre events all over the world. He is an associate lecturer at several universities across the UK and supports many emerging theatre-makers in strategies for creating new performance work. Jonathan specialises in training actors for the somatic/psychological challenges that performance brings.
Jonathan’s theatre is diverse in its style and presentation. His early career centred on site-specific/interactive theatre and his work has evolved to directing large scale classical and contemporary productions, Opera and also small autobiographical solo projects. Jonathan’s projects are all highly collaborative and in recent years they have involved liberal dollops of new technology and AV incorporated into his live events.
In 2017 Jonathan joined Arts Council England as Relationship Manager in Combined Arts there Jonathan was involved in supporting artists and NPO organisations he assessed applications and awarded funding. In 2019 Jonathan directed Drunk Pandemic with Japanese Artist collective Chim Pom for Manchester International Festival.
After leaving Arts Council England Jonathan spent one year as a Project Manager for national outdoor arts commissioning body Without Walls and has recently joined IOU Theatre as Creative Producer.