Jefe's House

About Jefe’s House

Jeffrey Stanley

Outside Wenger’s in New Delhi, India.

My name is Jeffrey Stanley.¬† I’m an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and director. I’m also an adjunct screenwriting faculty at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and at Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. ¬†I was a 2014-15 recipient of an Amtrak Writers Residency and a 2015-16 Amtrak Writers Residency judge. ¬†Occasionally I also write book reviews, articles, and monologues thinly disguised as articles, for¬†the¬†Washington Post, New York Press, Brooklyn Rail, New York Times¬†and¬†Time Out New York. ¬†I’m¬†a past president of the board of directors of the New York Neo-Futurists, a former Amherst College Copeland Fellow, a past fellow at Yaddo, and I was a 2011-12 PDC artist-in-residence at Plays & Players Theatre in Philadelphia. ¬†I’m currently developing a TV series with producers Matt Myers and Jason Sokoloff. I’m also working on a stage play about artist and¬†and Navy Ensign Vernon “Copy” Berg, the first officer to legally challenge the US military for anti-gay discrimination, based on the book¬†Get Off My Ship: Ensign Berg vs. the US Navy¬†by E. Lawrence Gibson. ¬†I hold an MFA in Dramatic Writing and a BFA in Film & TV from NYU Tisch. If you’d like to know more about my work please visit¬†


Many years ago, screenwriter Joe Vinciguerra and a few other close friends in college started calling me Jefe Von Stanley. It’s pure nonsense. The nickname stuck.¬† This is Jefe’s House.