My name is Jeffrey Stanley. I’m an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and director working and teaching at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Manhattan and at Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in Philadelphia. I’m a 2014-15 recipient of an Amtrak Residency. 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 in playwriting, a past guest at Yaddo, and I was a 2011-12 PDC artist-in-residence at Plays & Players Theatre in Philadelphia. My screenplay Little Rock, a nonfiction book adaptation, is currently in development at Karen Firestone‘s Pink Slip Pictures in LA. If you’d like to know more about my work please visit www.brain-on-fire.com.
Many years ago, screenwriter Joe Vinciguerra and a few other close friends during a long night of drinking started calling me Jefe Von Stanley. It’s pure nonsense. The nickname stuck. This is Jefe’s House.