Jon Lawrence Rivera

Jon Lawrence Rivera Jon Lawrence Rivera (Director, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris) is making his Colony debut. 

Jon just directed Oedipus El Rey by Luis Alfaro at The Theatre @ Boston Court (and its original 2008 workshop at the Getty Villa). Other recent works include The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown (with an Asian-American cast at East West Players), Miss Saigon by Schönberg/Boublil, Ruby, Tragically Rotund by Boni B. Alvarez, Laws Of Sympathy by Oliver Mayer, The Joy Luck Club by Susan Kim, Sea Change by Nick Salamone (2009 LA Weekly Award for Direction), The Third From The Left by Jean Colonomos (2008 NY Fringe Festival), Hillary Agonistes by Nick Salamone (2007 NY Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding Direction), Havana Bourgeois by Carlos Lacamara (2008 GLAAD nomination), Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn (Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre), Songs for a New World (Rubicon Theatre), Conjunto by Oliver Mayer, References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by Jose Rivera, the Sondheim/Lapine musical Into The Woods, and Barefoot Boy With Shoes On by Edwin Sanchez. 

A four-time Ovation Award nominee, he is the founding artistic director of Playwrights’ Arena, and his productions have garnered over 100 local and international awards. 

April, 2010