backstage

THE REBECCA PLAY
explores the city of Charleston through the lens of the Rebecca story in the book of Genesis. Created in collaboration with actor/playwright Darian Dauchan, it premiered at the PURE Theatre as part of the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival.


"His process is “extraordinarily intentional” and powerful in that it provides a way for a community to reveal its soul through storytelling.""
- Charleston Post & Courier





THE ABRAHAM PLAY
follows "Abe", a man as complicated as his namesake, whom we find sorting through a messy office and his messy life in this play devised from stories of the Jewish communities in Minneapolis and Saint Paul


"Jon Adam Ross is terrific in the part, ratcheting up his degree of anxiety and ruthlessness until he can take no more, then very convincingly breaking through to see the light beyond the nerve-wracking tunnel in which he's been trapped."
- Talkin' Broadway

"The script and the set work together to create a sense of past and present colliding."
- TCJewfolk



THE PAVILION
is a three actor play about two high school sweethearts reuniiting at their reunion 20 years later. Jon was the third actor, playing the other 19 characters from the town.


"Jon Adam Ross steals the show as the narrator!"
- Theasy.com

"Ross’s delivery...is ebullient. At times, it suggests a professor with a fondness for pot and a contagious enthusiasm!" Vol1Brooklyn.com



WALKING IN MEMPHIS: The Life of a Southern Jew
weaves itself through Jon’s childhood as a Jew in the Southern city of Memphis, Tennessee. It is a unique journey of passage, and it is made all the more so by the characters Jon inhabits: the quirky Southerners who used to tell Jon stories as a child. Walking in Memphis… has been performed Off Broadway and in 45 cities around the world.


"Walking in Memphis... is an extremely well-crafted memoir of a fascinating life"
- The Justice (Brandeis University)

"Like Sholom Aleichem, Ross teaches us: 'What's truer than the truth? The story'."
- The Forward





C. Kent of Promotography 2013