Writer and Director Jonathan Browning

My love of writing & directing was developed in the fertile theatre world of Chicago.  Once I moved to Los Angeles, I started creating a number of award winning short films and I continue to put up new work at live theaters around the city.

I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to continue to work with so many talented artists that I respect and adore.

Director’s Reel >> 

Award Winning Short at the Pasadena International Film Festival



“Self Esteem” was co-directed and co-written by Jonathan.

It will screen at the Pasadena International Film Festival on March 15th.

Get more info HERE.

Madlab’s Theatre Roulette, one-act play festival

Madlab 2

Madlab, in Columbus, Ohio, received thousands of submissions for the 2017 festival but they only selected 21 one-acts.

“Checked Out” by Jonathan was one of the plays selected!

It will be produced and presented on May 12th, 20th, 25th and 27th.


A Night of Original One-Acts…


One Night – Two Shows

Saturday, January 21st

7pm and 9pm

The Flight Theatre,6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

A collection of original one-acts written and directed by Jonathan Browning.

The Host – Starring Kevin Will

All I Loved – Starring Dan Bakkedahl & Tracy Thorpe

Flutter – Starring Krista Lally & Jamison Scala

Rhynchops – Starring Mary Wachtel, Piper Gillin & Sasha Ali

Bee To The Blossom – Starring Amanda Blake Davis, Celeste Pechous & Dwayne Colbert

Vampires of the Swamp – Starring April Nickell Browning & Joel Bryant

This is a FREE show but reservations are required by emailing TheLuckyAndTheStrong@gmail.com

All This Over An Apple –  A New One-Man Show

All This Over An Apple Poster

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Jonathan Browning
Jonathan is an award winning storyteller who learned about sex the same way most boys did his generation — watching scrambled Cinemax (Skinemax), deciphering playground taunts & one cryptic conversation with his Mom.  Join him as he embark on a journey as funny, awkward and honest as sex itself.  www.JonathanBrowning.com

Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson 
6539 Santa Monica Boulevard 
cross street Hudson Avenue between Highland and Vine  

Written by Jonathan Browning & Directed by Walter Rhodes

Show begins at 8:00pm

Absolutely Free 
Reservations Required

For Online Ticketing: www.comedycentralstage.com
or call 323.960.5519 for a reservation
Street and Lot Parking Available 



Latest Short Film

He Kindly Stopped
The story focusses on Menoes & Teddy, a pair of traveling companions who look back on their life and hesitantly look forward to a very uncertain future.

Written & Directed by Jonathan Browning.

Starring Stoney Westmoreland & Mark Elias.

Watch the film – HERE

One Serpent Show…

This one-man show written & performed by Jonathan Browning was presented at the Second City Hollywood Studio Theatre.

A small Southern Baptist church is visited by Satan, who gives a sermon on God’s scapegoats.  He brings along a few friends to share their side of the biblical stories we have all heard a thousand times.

Directed by Stoney Westmoreland.

Monkey Come Home Synopsis & Episode 1 – Preview

MCH Talent, a D-Level Talent Agency run out of an ex-wife’s garage, specializes in representing a variety of performers.  Their clients include a number of low-level actors but their niche is Paper Monkeys, people who dress up in costumes and hand out flyers.  MCH just got a new co-owner and not everyone is excited about change.

Starring – Josh Callahan,David AlfanoCarrie Weisberg, Tom Farnan, Carl Tart, Sasha Ali, Jamison Scala, Michael Gutierrez & Kelli Jacobson.

Edited by Chris Witt

Produced by Screaming Frog Productions & Shiran Witt

Director of Photography – Justin PerkinsonMonkey Come Home - Paper Monkeys

Monkey Come Home is a new webseries coming soon!