Julia May Jonas is a writer and founder of the theater company Nellie Tinder. Her theater work has been presented/developed with The Bushwick Starr, New Georges, Ars Nova, Target Margin, PRELUDE, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, Montclair State New Works Initiative, NACL, and others. Her debut novel, Vladimir, was published in February 2022 by Avid Reader Press and was named "Best Book of 2022 (so far)" by Time Magazine, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Town & Country, Esquire and NPR as well as selected as a New York Times Editor's Pick. Julia has taught at Skidmore College and New York University, and lives in Brooklyn with her family. Your Own Personal Exegesis marks her Lincoln Center Theater debut.