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 in the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing and in Tisch Open Arts, 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 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. I also served for two years as Plays & Players’ board secretary. My screenplay Little Rock, a nonfiction book adaptation, is currently in development at Karen Firestone‘s Pink Slip Pictures in LA.
Many years ago, Joe Vinciguerra and 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.