Jeff Baron's plays have received about 500 productions in 23 languages in 46 countries. VISITING MR. GREEN, Jeff's best-known play, starred Eli Wallach and ran for a year at New York's Union Square Theatre. Nominated as Best Play for an ACE (Buenos Aires),a Molière (Paris) and a Drama League Award (New York), Visiting Mr. Green won Best Play Awards in Greece, Mexico, Israel, Uruguay, Turkey and Germany. His newer plays have originated in Australia, South America and Europe.
His acclaimed Sean Rosen book series, funny novels about a 13 year-old boy's secret adventures in Hollywood, is published by Greenwillow/HarperCollins. Jeff's master classes and many school and conference appearances are built around his unique and entertaining way of teaching writing and transmedia storytelling.
Jeff Baron is also an accomplished screenwriter and filmmaker. His original screenplays sold to Disney, David Brown and Marcia Nasatir. His television writing credits include The Tracey Ullman Show, Sisters, other prime time series and multiple projects for Nickelodeon. Jeff's award-winning short films The Bruce Diet and Goodbye have been seen internationally.
Jeff Baron was commissioned by the Los Angeles Opera to write the libretto for an original one-act opera, Escape. He directed the premiere of his one-act opera Song of Martina at Carnegie Hall. His journalism and short fiction have been published in France, Canada and the U.S.
Jeff has degrees from Northwestern University and Harvard University.