Jeff Smith

Playwright

PLAYS

Premiering at The Players Theatre in NYC this August!

Full length. 2M, 1W.

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

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

Skewered

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.

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?

ARDOR

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.

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.

Bio

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.

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Scripts

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