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Jon Lawrence Rivera Edit Profile

stage producer and director

Jon Lawrence Rivera, Philippine stage producer and director.

Background

Rivera, Jon Lawrence was born on September 23, 1960 in Manila. Came to the United States, 1979. Son of Jose Lorenzo and Zenaida (Lopez) Rivera.

Education

Student, Los Angeles City College, 1983-1984.

Career

Production office manager Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1985-1988. Founder, producer Eyrie Productions, Los Angeles, since 1987. Founder, artistic director Playwrights' Arena, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Director, producer plays including Birdbath, 1987, Lunch Girls/City Gents, 1988, Carla, 1992, Suburban Anger, 1993, Palm Fever, 1994, Black Dawn, 1996, Jones Boy, 1996 (Drama-Logue award for best director 1996). Producer plays Baron in the Trees, 1987, Changing Channels, 1987 (Los Angeles Weekly award 1987), Branches Among the Stars, 1988, Growing Up Queer in America, 1988, Romeo and Juliet, 1988, Zip, Zam, Boom!, 1990, Undressing New Jersey, 1990, Orphans, 1991, The Indian Wants the Bronx, 1991. Line producer (musical) Six Women With Brain Death, 89, (plays) Only You, 1990, Dancing In The End Zone, 1990 (7 Drama-Logue awards 1990), (musical) Blue Corridor, Riffs and Credos, 1994, Wet Snow, 1995.

Connections

father:
Jose Lorenzo Rivera

mother:
Zenaida (Lopez) Rivera