Jonathan Smith

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I recently retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District as a high school English/theatre teacher. I loved teaching and won several awards during my career. I was named the Texas Classroom Teacher Association Representative of the Year and was a Finalist for “You’re the Best Teacher” Award. I was also twice nominated for Teacher of the Year for the Los Angeles Unified School District and was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in American High Schools.

Now, however, I have decided to continue where I left off 33 years ago and pursue my love of acting, writing, and producing.

As part of my Master of Arts Degree, I wrote a one-act play, “The Loser’s Club,” that has been published by Eldridge Publishing and has been produced over 100 times by 50+ junior high and high schools from around the country. I adapted the play into a screenplay, and it has been optioned as a major motion picture with a start date in early 2022. The Screenplay has generated a great deal of enthusiasm and has been honored by more than 80 Screenplay and Film Festival Competitions from around the world.

In 1987, I co-wrote, produced, and essayed the lead role in an independent feature film, BROKEN VICTORY. The film won the Silver Medal at both the New York Film & Television Festival and the Houston International Film Festival. It was also a Finalist for an AFI/ Billboard Dramatic Video Award and the recipient of four (4) Halo Awards from the Southern California Motion Picture Council.

I have also produced several original plays in Los Angeles and received a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for my two-act play, “Nathan.”

“The Election” is my newest one-act play written for junior high and high school students.

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