Jeff Smith

Playwright

PLAYS

Premiere production at The Players Theatre in NYC August 2019.

Full length. 2M, 1W.

A tech startup tries to solve the hardest problem known to science: the female orgasm.

"[It's] real, it’s funny, and it’s hilarious."

-Jacob Goldbas

Hi! Drama

"The play navigates the dangerous intersection of sex and business relationships smartly. "

-Asya Gorovits

Theatre Is Easy

Premiering as part of Primary Stages ESPA's Detention #49: Home for the Holidays.

Monologue. 1M.

When Lenny meets Sarah, he decides to become the sort of person who could handle a houseplant.

5 minutes. 1M, 1W.

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?

"Funny! Smith's witty banter sizzles in this fast-paced two-hander. A delightful comedy, that would be so much fun to produce! Vampires, werewolves and avocados toast?? I am 100% here for this play."-Rachael Carnes

Video from the premiere production at the Five Minute Mile festival in Houston in Spring 2019

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?

"Highly amusing and deeply relatable."-Scott Sickles

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.

"A fun rom-com that twists in unexpected ways..."-Ellen Davis Sullivan

30 minutes. 2M, 1W.

When Audrey Chin is denied the Democratic nomination to represent District 1 in the New York City Council, she steps into the backrooms of power, to fight for what is rightfully hers. What she finds there has the power to rock the tightly-knit community of Chinatown and the city as a whole, if she can get the truth out.

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.

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.

Bio

Jeff Smith is an NYC-based playwright, focused on finding humor and love in a world of technology. His plays have been performed at The Players Theatre and Cone Man Running Productions. 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. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.

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Scripts

To read some of the plays listed above, please visit the New Play Exchange.