New York City native Jonathan Marten has an extensive theatrical background as actor, writer, director and teacher. Jonathan has taught acting, coached actors for auditions, coached stand-up comics and offered seminars for companies around the country for more than 25 years. His Audition Boot Camp and Advanced Scene Study classes, were popular fixtures at NYC's Creative Acting Company, as well as for ART. His numerous stage, screen and television appearances include national tours of Grease and Godspell, the ABC soap, The Edge of Night, Spin City, Eddie, Celebrity, Fred in the off Broadway premiere of The Christmas Carol Conspiracy: Scrooge’s Revenge, Lenny Bruce in Lenny, Roy Cohn in Angel’s In America, and, most recently, the NY premiere of Manly Men: An Evening Chock Full of Lies & Testosterone and the World Premiere of Euphoric Tendencies (both of which he also directed). Among his more than 40 other directorial credits are productions of Luv, Standing On My Knees, Company, Social Security, Tomfoolery, and Blood Ties. Jonathan studied acting at Emerson College, The Actor’s Institute, The American Theatre of Actors, The School For Film & Television, with John and Lee Strasberg at the Lee Strasberg Institute, Ed DeLeo and Eric Loeb.