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Jeffrey Neuman

Playwright (2021)

Jeffrey is an award-winning playwright whose work has been performed at theaters and festivals across the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. His plays have been produced and/or developed by Denver Center Theatre Company, Emerging Artists Theatre Company, LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Paragon Theatre Company, National Public Radio, Stage Left, Edinburgh Fringe, FUSION Theatre Company, and the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival, among many others. His most recent full-length play, What You Will, received a world premiere in Denver in 2018, where it was warmly received with a four-out-of-four star review from The Denver Post, a Marlowe Award for “Best New Play,” and a Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award nomination for “Best Original New Work.”

In addition to his work as a playwright, Jeffrey has worked as a dramaturg for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Athena Project Festival, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He is an accredited academic who has presented professional papers on various topics in musical theater history for the Association for Theater in Higher Education, the American Alliance of Theatre Education, and the American Music Research Center. In 2009, his original research was acknowledged in and used as source material for the book Kander and Ebb, an installment in the Yale University Press Broadway Masters series. He is currently serving as the Director of Literary Development for Benchmark Theatre, where he has received two True West Awards for his “tireless commitment to community building” for Front Range and Colorado theaters.

Additionally, Jeffrey is a Heideman Award Finalist, cofounder of Colorado’s Rough Draught Playwrights, an inaugural fellow in the 2019–2020 Denver Center for the Performing Arts Playwrights’ Group, Director of Programming and Events for the esteemed Pen & Podium Literary Series, and Colorado’s Regional Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America. More information about his events, plays, and playwriting career can be found at www.theaterbyjeff.com.