My name is Jeffrey Stanley. I’m an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and director working and teaching in New York City and Philadelphia. If you’d like to know more about my work please visit www.brain-on-fire.com. I’m a frequent adjunct screenwriting and playwriting faculty at my alma mater New York University Tisch School of the Arts, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Creative Writing at New York University School of Continuing & Professional Studies, and an adjunct theatre history, script analysis and screenwriting faculty at Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in Philadelphia. 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, Time Out New York and other publications. 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. I also served for two years as Plays & Players’ board secretary.
Many years ago a few 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.