Jeff Baron's plays have had well over 500
productions in 24 languages in 50 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, So This is My Family, 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
Jeff's 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.
He 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 U.S., most
recently in American Theatre.
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