JON MARANS (Playwright, Old Wicked Songs) was a 1996 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama for Old Wicked Songs, which won the New York Drama League Award, the L.A. Drama-Logue Award, and was included in Otis Guernsey's Best Plays of 1996-97. Old Wicked Songs has been produced throughout the United States and translated and produced in a dozen countries around the world.

Jon’s other works include the plays The Temperamentals, A Strange and Separate People, Jumping For Joy, Child Child (Preston Jones Award winner), and Opportunity Knocks (Backdoor Theater Award), as well as the musicals Legacy of the Dragonslayers (based on Studs Terkel’s Coming of Age) and Irrationals.

In the film industry, Mr. Marans worked as a story editor and script doctor for Stonebridge, Michael Douglas’s production company at Columbia Pictures. 

In television, he was a staff writer/lyricist for the 1991 New Carol Burnett Show on CBS and wrote for Cookin’ in Brooklyn, a “comedy-reality” show on the Discovery Channel. 

Jon is a graduate of Duke University in mathematics and music and also studied at both the BMI & ASCAP Musical Theatre workshops.
February, 2012