Jeff Baron's plays have had over 500
productions in 24 languages in 49 countries.
VISITING MR. GREEN, Jeff's best-known play,
starred Eli Wallach and ran for a year at New
York's Union Square Theatre. Visiting Mr. Green
won Best Play Awards in Greece, Mexico, Israel,
Uruguay, Turkey and Germany and was a Best
Play nominee for an ACE (Buenos Aires), a
Molière (Paris) and a Drama League Award
(New York). Jeff's newer plays have originated
in Australia, South America and Europe. In
2018, Retour Chez Mister Green, a sequel to
Visiting Mr. Green set three years later, opened
to sold out houses at the Avignon Theatre
Festival. It continues in France and will soon
open in The Netherlands.
His Sean Rosen books, funny novels about a 13
year-old boy's secret adventures in Hollywood,
are published by HarperCollins. The first
chapters of his new book ELECTRO-PUP can be
seen on video at www.electro-pup.com
For the past seven years, Jeff has been the
Author-in-Residence at Ardsley (NY) Middle
School, where working with the English faculty,
he mentors the entire seventh grade as they
write and perform original short plays. Jeff's
school and conference appearances are built
around his unique and entertaining way of
teaching writing and multi-media 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 film The Bruce Diet was
featured at festivals around the world, including
AFI, London, Bombay and Clermont-Ferrand.
Jeff Baron recently wrote, directed and hosted
WHATEVER IT IS, I'M AGAINST IT - 100 Years of
Funny Jewish Songs at Merkin Hall in NYC.
Jeff was commissioned by the Los Angeles
Opera to write the libretto for an original
one-act opera, Escape. He directed the world
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
Jeff has degrees from Northwestern University
and Harvard University.
photo by Michael Rafelson
jacket art by Christoph Niemann
|Jeff and Sandra Bernasconi in
Lima during the world
premiere of When I Was Five.
|Eli Wallach and Jeff, backstage at the pre-NYC
tryout run of Visiting Mr. Green.
|Press conference before the
Philadelphia world premiere of