Jeff Smith



Nachos Supreme

5 minutes. 1M, 1W.

Premiering at the Five Minute Mile festival in Houston from March 28 to April 13, 2019

When Harry wakes up on best friend Julia's couch after a long and complicated night out, there's only one thing on his mind: what exactly did I say last night?

Range Anxiety

15 minutes. 1M, 1W.

Stan is the perfect boyfriend: he cooks, cleans, and composes poetry for Emily. So, why isn't she happy with his unfaltering devotion?


10 minutes. 1M, 1W.

When Julie finally meets Arthur in real life for the first time, he's nothing like she expected.

Cerevisia Veritas

10 minutes. 1M, 1W.

Janet humors David, when he wants to show off his home-brewed beer at the end of their date. But there's something off about his brews.

Moss Heart

10 minutes. 1M, 1W.

Dr. Grace Young is one of the most brilliant scientists in the world, so why is this jerk from marketing interrupting her research to harass her?

Red Alert

10 minutes. 3M.

Six years of deep space exploration can do funny things to a person. Even a brilliant scientist can start to lose track of things like skulls, alien artifacts, and lab assistants.

Great Plans

15 minutes. 1M, 1W.

When Anthony can't get a meeting with the boss, he turns to his colleague Rose to vet his series of sure-fire plans to rocket them into the boss' office and up the corporate ladder. But something's not quite right about all of these great plans.

Natural Language Understanding

15 minutes. 1M, 1W.

In a world where synthetic beings make the law, guilt is established through an infallible mathematical process. When Horace is accused of domestic terrorism, he'll need to get inside the mind of the machines, if he hopes to escape with his life.

Check-In Policy

5 minutes. 2M.

At the most illogical hotel in the world, just getting checked in is half the battle.

Multi-Factor Atrocity

5 minutes. 1M, 1W.

Two dark souls find love on a first date.


Jeff Smith is an NYC-based playwright, focused on finding humor and love in a world of technology. He has studied theater at the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts, The Acting Studio, and The Barrow Group. His non-theatrical work is focused on artificial intelligence research and education. His book, Machine Learning Systems, pioneered the use of narrative and humor in machine learning educational materials and was described as “fantastic.” He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.