Jonathan Wei is a writer, playwright and producer. He has been featured by the Associated Press, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, NPR, Culturbot Zine, Arts Journal Online, Inside Higher Ed, and The Oregonian, among others. His writing and production credits include “Telling: Veterans History Project,” “Telling: Donaldson Correctional Facility,” “Telling: Iowa City,” “Telling: Starkville, MS,” “Oregon Stories of War,” “Telling: Baltimore, MD,” “Telling: Sacramento,” “Telling: Oregon,” “Telling, Portland, OR,” “Telling, Eugene” and The New Writing, New Thinking Conference (conference creator, director). Since 2008, Jonathan’s plays have appeared in 9 states and 15 cities nationwide, including performances at The Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, The Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts, The Walters Art Museum and Donaldson Correctional Facility, a maximum security penitentiary outside of Birmingham, Alabama. He is a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Harriman Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Iowa Humanities Council and the Oregon Humanities Center, among others. He has presented as keynote address at the Arts, Military + Healing Conference, the Hostage Negotiators Conference in Baltimore, MD 2012, Northwest Networks 2010, Mission Serve in Washington, DC 2009, Student Veterans of Oregon 2009 and NASPA 2009. Jonathan is a fellow of the Vermont Studio Center and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Glimmer Train, The North American Review, Vespertine Press and Rivendell, among other publications. His fiction has won the Glimmer Train Fiction Open and nominated for three Pushcart Prizes.
Interview with Barbara Altmann of the Oregon Humanities Center, November, 2011