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, Queens Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre Company, LaMaMa, 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 play Exit Strategies won The Edge Theatre’s 2014 New Play Contest and was produced by the company in 2015, where it was warmly received with a Marlowe Award for “Best New Play” as well as a Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award nomination for “Best Original New Work.” His newest play, What You Will, also earned a Marlowe Award for “Best New Play,” as well a CTG Henry Award nomination.
Jeffrey has worked as a director and dramaturg for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He has presented professional papers 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 the book Kander and Ebb, an installment in the Yale University Press Broadway Masters series.
In 2012, he co-founded Rough Draught Playwrights (RDP), a Denver-based company that strives to connect Colorado playwrights in a collaborative, supportive, fun-filled way. RDP hosts quarterly events called “Open Mic Theatrical Playgrounds,” where playwrights at any level of development can present works in progress to a relaxed and friendly audience.
Jeffrey is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and is currently serving as a DG Ambassador for the Colorado Region.
Jeff has worked in various management and marketing roles outside his playwriting activities – everything from customer service to community relations and PR. He is a custom organization space designer and facilitates literary events for the Denver Post’s esteemed Pen & Podium series.
He lives in Denver with his husband.