Raised in Albuquerque, N.M., and educated at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Jonah Scott Mendelsohn is an actor, singer and writer based in New York City.
His stage work spans new plays in New York City and lead roles in regional theaters. Favorite roles include Pete (a pregnant man) in “Tumor” by Sheila Callaghan; Paul in “Company” by Sondheim and Furth; and the killers in Shakespeare’s “Richard II” (Mowbray, Exton and the Welsh Captain).
His writing includes a variety of poetry, and two pieces for the stage: “Jonah—A Choreopoem,” based on the biblical story, first presented at West End Synagogue; and “A Mostly Perfect Education: Things They Don’t Talk About at Commencement,” a one-man show about his experiences as a women’s study minor at Vassar, which began development in Martin Moran’s personal narrative workshop at the Barrow Group.
Jonah is currently raising funds for a full production of “Love Alone: Elegies for Rog,” a play for World AIDS Day, adapted from the poetry of Paul Monette.
To donate or get more information, visit the production website: Love Alone: Elegies for Rog (https://www.lovealone-play.org/)