Jeff Smith

Playwright

PLAYS

Mined/Matter

Development reading on February 28, 2020 at The Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild of America.

Full length. 2M, 2W, 1NB.

Mined/Matter is a new scifi western revenge comedy. Planetoid 37 is a strange and troubled place with continuous realtime elections, embodied targeted advertising, and tele-babysitting. But for Byron Reed, it's home. When he finally breaks out of prison to return there, he tries to put everything back to normal. There's only one problem: an invading galactic conqueror.

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

Brooklyn Bites

In development at The Playground Experiment.

First reading was at Drop & Give Me 10: X at Primary Stages ESPA.

Second reading will be a The PG Evolution: Volume 114 on March 23 at Think Coffee.

TBD/WIP. 2 M, 1 W.

What does it really mean to be an ethical vampire? And can any really modern relationship be expected to survive through eternity?

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

Bio

Jeff Smith is an NYC-based playwright, focused on finding humor and love in a world of technology. His plays have been developed and performed at The Players Theatre, Primary Stages ESPA, The PlayGround Experiment, and Cone Man Running Productions. He has studied theater at the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts, The Acting Studio, 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.