You don’t tell horror stories to children and you don’t tell children’s stories to adults. Jonah Ansell does. He identifies the place inside of you that is still a child, and speaks to you with the respect of an adult. Fascinated and terrified by the empathy gaps that arise from intergenerational violence, Jonah explores gender, trauma and inequity to bring light into the human condition. A descendent of Holocaust survivors, Jonah is a writer, fighter and activist committed to creating safe spaces and stages so marginalized voices can be heard, honored and understood. He and his creative work have been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vogue, MTV, Vimeo “Staff Pick” and Onion A.V. Club. He holds an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a B.A. in political science from Amherst College. Born and raised in Chicago.