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November 9, 2016 In a national survey of schools, Check Please ranked as the #1 most-produced short play in North America for the 12th season in a row!
January 12, 2016 The short version of Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth, written by Jonathan Rand and Don Zolidis, has been published! Read a sample at Playscripts.
October 26, 2015 Now published: the new comedy Breaking Badly. Read a free sample at Playscripts.
October 1, 2015 In a national survey of schools, three plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top seven most-produced in North America, including Check Please as the #1 most popular short play for the 11th consecutive season.
July 16, 2015 Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth, written by Jonathan Rand and Don Zolidis, has been published! Read a sample at Playscripts.
July 10, 2015 No More, Mister Nice Guy is a finalist for the 2015 Heideman Award!
June 17, 2015 The new comedy F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. (Foremost Anti-Bullying Unit Looking Out for Undermined Students) has been published! Read a sample at Playscripts.
October 1, 2014 In a national survey of schools, four plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top seven most-produced in North America, including Check Please as the #1 most popular short play for the 10th consecutive season.
June 30, 2014 The Future Is In Your Tiny Hands is a finalist for the 2014 Heideman Award!
October 18, 2013 In a national survey of schools, four plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top seven most-produced in North America, including Check Please as the #1 most popular short play for the ninth season in a row!
August 21, 2013 "5 Questions for Jonathan Rand" on the Playscripts blog.
August 8, 2013 Crazytown is published! Read a sample at Playscripts.
February 23, 2013 A brief interview by Adam Szymkowicz
January 1, 2013 Jonathan wrote Dramatics magazine's featured article.
October 1, 2012 In a national survey of high schools, three plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top four most-produced in North America, including Check Please as the #1 most popular short play for the eighth season in a row!
September 25, 2012 Meet the Roommates has been published! Read a free sample or buy books or performances at Playscripts.
October 25, 2011 In a national survey of high schools, five plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top six most produced in the 2010-2011 season, including Check Please as the #1 most-produced short play for the seventh consecutive season. View the top-ten list.
August 30, 2011 Action News: Now With 10% More Action! is a finalist for the 2011 Heideman Award!
June 28, 2011 Random Acts of Comedy: 15 Hit One-Act Plays for Student Actors Check Please and Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit have been published in the anthology Random Acts of Comedy: 15 Hit One-Act Plays for Student Actors. The collection can be purchased at Amazon or Playscripts.
October 6, 2010 In a national survey of high schools, five plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top ten most produced: How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying was the 8th most produced; Hard Candy ranked 6th; Check Please: Take 2 ranked 5th; Check Please: Take 3 ranked 2nd; and Check Please topped the list as the #1 most-produced short play for the sixth consecutive season. View the top-ten list.
August 11, 2010 Action News: Now With 10% More Action! has been published. Read the script, purchase books, or secure performance rights at Playscripts.
August 10, 2010 Actor's Choice: Scenes for Teens A scene from Check Please has been published in the anthology Actor's Choice: Scenes for Teens. Also included in the book are scenes by Pulitzer- and Tony-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Naomi Iizuka, Alan Haehnel, Jon Jory, Melanie Marnich, and Don Zolidis. The collection can be purchased at Amazon or Playscripts.
December 1, 2009 2009: The Best Men's Stage Monologues and Scenes A scene from Check Please: Take 3 has been published in the Smith & Kraus anthology 2009: The Best Men's Stage Monologues and Scenes. Also included in the book are scenes by Sam Shepard, Terrence McNally, Adam Rapp, Naomi Iizuka, Steven Dietz, Nicky Silver, and A. R. Gurney. Click here to order the book at Amazon.
November 12, 2009 Altius Productions has wrapped their film version of Check Please. Check out a few photos from the shoot.
October 5, 2009 In a national survey of high schools, five plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top ten most produced: The Least Offensive Play in the Whole Darn World was the 10th most produced; Check Please: Take 3 and Hard Candy tied for 6th; Check Please: Take 2 ranked 3rd; and Check Please topped the list as the #1 most-produced short play for the fifth season in a row. View the top-ten list.
September 3, 2009 How To Succeed in High School Without Really Trying has been published. Read the script, purchase books, or secure performance rights at Playscripts.
September 2, 2009 Jonathan Rand is now on Twitter.
January 10, 2009 Jonathan Rand is now on Facebook.
October 7, 2008 In a national survey of high schools, three plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top ten most produced: Check Please: Take 2 was #5, Hard Candy was #2, and Check Please topped the list as the #1 most-produced short play for the fourth season in a row. Click here to view the top-ten list.
September 19, 2008 The Best Stage Scenes 2007 Two scenes from Check Please: Take 2 have been published in the Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Stage Scenes 2007. Also featured in the collection are scenes by Alan Ball, Naomi Iizuka, A. R. Gurney, and Ken Ludwig. Click here to order the book at Amazon.
August 15, 2008 Two new comedies have just been published: Check Please: Take 3 and a one-act version of Murder in the Knife Room.
March 2, 2008 Actor's Choice: Monologues for Teens Monologues from Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit and The People vs. Spam have been published in the anthology Actor's Choice: Monologues for Teens. Also included in this collection are monologues by Jordan Harrison, Naomi Iizuka, Romulus Linney, Caridad Svich, and Mac Wellman. The book can be purchased at Amazon or Playscripts.
October 15, 2007 In a national survey of high schools, four plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top ten most produced: The Least Offensive Play in the Whole Darn World was #8, Hard Candy was #6, Check Please: Take 2 was #2, and Check Please topped the list as the #1 most-produced short play for the third season in a row. Click here to view the top-ten list.
August 14, 2007 Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit and Murder in the Knife Room have been published. Read free samples and purchase books and rights at Playscripts.
May 4, 2007 There will be an autograph signing even at Drama Book Shop in New York City for the recently released Random House anthology Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays. The event will include several playwrights featured in the book, including Jonathan Rand. If you're in the area, swing by!
April 10, 2007 Check Please has been published in the Random House anthology Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays. Also included in the book are plays by Steve Martin, Elaine May, Christopher Durang, David Auburn, Alan Ball, David Lindsay-Abaire, Shel Silverstein, and others. Click here to order the book at Amazon.
March 31, 2007 The International School of Hamburg produced Check Please and Check Please: Take 2. Jonathan was flown to Germany to meet the students, teach playwriting workshops, and attend the production. It was the first time Check Please: Take 2 was performed in Germany.
February 24, 2007 McDonough High School of Charles County, Maryland commissioned Jonathan to write a brand new full-length play for their students. The school produced the World Premiere of this brand-new, full-length murder mystery parody Murder in the Knife Room. Jonathan spent several days workshopping the play with the students and rewriting the script prior to its debut performance.
January 10, 2007 A monologue from Romeo To Go has been published in the Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Women's Stage Monologues 2006. Also included in this collection are monologues by Theresa Rebeck, A. R. Gurney, Dale Wasserman, Jane Martin, Paul Weitz, and Terrence McNally. Click here to order the book at Amazon.
January 1, 2007 Dramatics magazine published Check Please: Take 2 as the featured play in their January issue.
October 3, 2006 In a national survey of high schools, three plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top ten most produced: The Least Offensive Play in the Whole Darn World was #9, Hard Candy was #2, and Check Please topped the list as the #1 most-produced short play for the second season in a row. View the top-ten list.
September 2, 2006 Jonathan Rand and his brother Doug were interviewed on NPR. Listen online here:



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August 22, 2006 The sequel Check Please: Take 2 has been published. Read free samples and purchase books and rights at Playscripts.
October 14, 2005 In a national survey of high schools, three plays by Jonathan Rand ranked among the top five most produced: The Least Offensive Play in the Whole Darn World was #5, Hard Candy was #3, and Check Please topped the list as the #1 most-produced short play during the 2004-2005 season. More information about the milestone can be found on the official top-ten list and in a press release.
October 1, 2005 A monologue from The People vs. Spam has been published in the Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Men's Stage Monologues 2005. Also included in this collection are monologues by Jules Feiffer, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Jane Martin, Craig Lucas, Ken Ludwig, and Richard Greenberg. Click here to order the book at Amazon.
August 4, 2005 Romeo To Go has been published. Read free samples and purchase books and rights at Playscripts.
November 15, 2004 A scene from Check Please has been published in the Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Stage Scenes 2004. Also included in the collection are scenes by Eve Ensler, Adam Rapp, Naomi Wallace, Richard Greenberg, John Patrick Shanley, Donald Margulies, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Richard Dresser, and Paul Rudnick. Click here to order the book at Amazon.
October 11, 2004 In a national survey of high schools, Check Please and Hard Candy tied each other as the second most-produced short plays during the 2003-2004 season. View the top-ten list.
August 9, 2004 The People vs. Spam has been published. Read free samples and purchase books and rights at Playscripts..
March 12, 2004 The Least Offensive Play in the Whole Darn World has been published. Read free samples and purchase books and rights at Playscripts.
September 15, 2003 Drugs Are Bad is a finalist for the 2003 Heideman Award!
June 12, 2003 Check Please and Drugs Are Bad have been published. Read free samples and purchase books and rights at Playscripts.
May 17, 2003 The new Productions section is launched. This feature allows you to find out where and when Jonathan Rand's plays will be produced next.
April 23, 2003 Welcome to JonathanRand.com! Be sure to sign up for the newsletter.
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