Jason is the Owner and Creative Director of Jason Mitchell Kahn & Co. He launched this business to marry his work as both a writer and event planner, and to begin developing a lifestyle line.
Jason is currently the “In-House Expert” for Men’s Vows Magazine and the contributor for the “Grooms” section of the The G Life. Well know in the wedding industry, he is regularly asked to contribute ideas and opinions to various wedding websites and media outlets. Before launching Jason Mitchell Kahn & Co., he served as the resident Wedding Planner for Shiraz Events overseeing the company’s market in New York, Los Angeles and London.
Prior to Shiraz Events, Jason worked for several years at Soho House New York as the Event and Banquet Manager and quickly became known as the in-house wedding expert. There he worked with couples on planning their special day in addition to doing freelance wedding planning. While weddings are his favorite type of event, at Soho House Jason also designed, planned, and ran fashion shows, book launches, art festivals, movie premieres, opening nights, gala dinners, and awards shows post parties. The job took him around the world from Oscar parties in L.A. to events held in chateaus in Cannes and even an underground subway station in Toronto.
In addition to his work in events Jason is an accomplished playwright. His most recent work, THE BOYS UPSTAIRS, is a comedy about sex, dating, relationships and all the blurry lines in between. THE BOYS UPSTAIRS premiered in the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival where it played an entirely sold-out run and received critical praise including: “Did Tina Fey lend a hand in the script? It’s that clever.” In 2011 the Fringe Festival, which produces 200 plays annually, invited THE BOYS UPSTAIRS to be part of its 15th Anniversary Series honoring the top 15 shows of 15 years. THE BOYS UPSTAIRS has since been presented the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles, the Above the Stag Theatre in London, and by Pride Films and Plays in Chicago.
Jason’s first play THE RED BOX, a historical gay love story, premiered in 2006 in Tribeca. Jason has lectured on this play in New York, Connecticut, Montreal, Poland, Prague and Israel. It continues to be presented in multiple academic settings.
Jason splits his time between Manhattan and Los Angeles with his favorite assistant, his rescue terrier Barnaby.