jeffrey wolf

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Check here for the latest news and sometimes my random thoughts. I also have several writing samples you can read. You can also feel free to read them and contact me with questions and comments.

BONED Every Which Way 2016: A Collection of Skeletal LiteratureJuly 6, 2017:
It's been a while since I've updated - sorry for the absence, but I have some happy news. I am a published author! Two of my plays are included in BONED Every Which Way 2016: A Collection of Skeletal Literature, which is now for sale on Amazon. Click here to buy it! All proceeds go to the Bone Marrow Foundation.

Additionally, you can see one of my plays included in this collection, Going Blue, this Tuesday night, July 11 at Rough Draught Playwrights big 5th Anniversary Bash at the Walnut Room. Hope to see you there!


May 3, 2017:
The second production of my children's play, The Worst Play in the History of Ever, goes up tomorrow night (May 4, 2017) at Hammonton Middle School in Hammonton, New Jersey. I am so excited! Break all the legs!

March 8, 2017:
It is with great joy that I can announce that my children's play, The Worst Play in the History of Ever, is getting a new production. Hammonton Middle School in Hammonton, New Jersey, will perform it in late April or on another date this spring. The school has been great to work with so far and I'm so excited for them to show people this wonderful play.

Roses and ThornsFebruary 14, 2017:
One Night Stand Theater did an incredible job with the reading of my short play, Up & Down, over the weekend on Feb. 12, 2017 as part of its "Roses and Thorns" evening. People laughed incredibly hard during the reading at The Vintage Theatre in Aurora, Colorado and it was great fun! Thank you One Night Stand Theater!



January 20, 2017:
I apologize for the delay in updates, but it's been a busy time. I do have some exciting updates:

Roses and ThornsFirst, my short play, Up & Down, will be part of One Night Stand Theater's "Roses and Thorns" evening of short plays on Feb. 12, 2017. The performance is at The Vintage Theatre in Aurora, Colorado at 7 p.m. The list of playwrights with pieces in this show is very impressive and I hope you'll join us for what will be a great evening of theater!




Additionally, I have more pictures from the rehearsals of No Ideas Today for Ashland Community Theater's "Dinner Conversations." Here are the photos, which show the pie bit:

Rehearsal for No Ideas TodayRehearsal for No Ideas TodayRehearsal for No Ideas Today
Rehearsal for No Ideas TodayRehearsal for No Ideas TodayRehearsal for No Ideas Today

November 15, 2016:
The director of No Ideas Today for Ashland Community Theater's "Dinner Conversations" posted a few photos from a rehearsal they held last night. The production is set for Dec 1-3 in Ashland, MA. I think it's going to be great! Here are the photos:
Rehearsal for No Ideas TodayRehearsal for No Ideas TodayRehearsal for No Ideas Today

October 21, 2016:
My short play, No Ideas Today, was chosen by Ashland Community Theater in Ashland, MA for its "Dinner Conversations" production scheduled for Dec 1-3, 2016. So excited that I'm going to be part of this really fun evening!

August 1, 2016:
An actress who was cast in the production of Slipping into Anarchy when it was performed in England a few years ago, Debbie Bridge, has turned it into a movie! I think it turned out pretty well - it still made my wife cry even though she's read the play before. Remember that the play has language that is NSFW before you watch it. Thank you so much for your hard work Debbie!


The Worst Play in the History of EverJuly 29, 2016:
I finally got many great pictures from the production of The Worst Play in the History of Ever at the Center for the Arts of Homer in upstate New York (April 15, 16 & 17, 2016). The performances were so incredible and the stills bring a huge smile to my face. I have stills from the production, a behind-the-scenes picture, and a couple of stills of me with cast members at the after-party.

Here are some pictures from the production:
Adam and Holly from the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of EverErnestine and Nancy from the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of EverThe Fairy Godmother from the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of EverJeremy, Jenny, and Julie from the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of EverQuentin and Archie from the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of Ever

The Madisons from the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of EverShana and Mrs. Wright from the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of EverShana and Archie from the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of EverThe full cast from the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of Ever

This is the actor who played Quentin in his
incredible pig outfit backstage:
Quentin backstage at Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of Ever

Here I am with some cast members after the performance:
Me with the actor who played Jeremy in the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of EverMe with the actor who played Adam in the Homer production of The Worst Play in the History of Ever


The Worst Play in the History of EverApril 18, 2016:
It's hard for me to put into words just how spectacular the production of The Worst Play in the History of Ever was at the Center for the Arts of Homer in upstate New York (April 15, 16 & 17, 2016). The cast, the director - everything was amazing. It was great to laugh very hard at my own play and see others laughing just as hard. I will put up some pictures from the weekend soon!



The Scientific Study of Human ComprehensionApril 13, 2016:
I had a great time at Rough Draught Playwright's latest event on April 12 at the Walnut Room. I got to see a staged reading of my short play, The Scientific Study of Human Comprehension, at the event and John Moore posted a great photo on Facebook:

The staged reading of The Scientific Study of Human Comprehension

My friend and author Nate Ragolia also included the play in his BONED collection. Click here to read it.

Apocalypse TonightApril 10, 2016:
One Night Stand Theater did a wonderful job with the staged reading of my short play, Singularity, as part of Apocalypse Tonight! at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora tonight. The cast really made the piece come alive and I was incredibly pleased! Thank you to the cast and crew and to those of you who could attend!







Apocalypse TonightApril 6, 2016:
We had a great rehearsal on Wednesday night for my short play, Singularity. It's part of One Night Stand Theater's presentation of Apocalypse Tonight!, an evening of plays and stories about disasters both global and personal, goofy and gloomy. It's on Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora.
I've included some pictures of the cast from the rehearsal:

One Night Stand Theatre rehearsing for the staged reading of SingularityOne Night Stand Theatre rehearsing for the staged reading of SingularityOne Night Stand Theatre rehearsing for the staged reading of SingularityOne Night Stand Theatre rehearsing for the staged reading of SingularityOne Night Stand Theatre rehearsing for the staged reading of Singularity

Hope to see you at the performance!


The Scientific Study of Human ComprehensionApril 5, 2016:
I am so happy that my friend and author Nate Ragolia included my short play, The Scientific Study of Human Comprehension, as part of his BONED collection.
Click here to read it.
If you like the play, you can come see it at Rough Draught Playwrights's next event on April 12 at the Walnut Room.




Shakespeare's CurseMarch 27, 2016:
Yesterday was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had as a playwright. One Night Stand Theater did a terrific job with the reading of my new full-length play, Shakespeare's Curse, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora, Colorado. I am so thankful for all the hard work put in by the director, actors and crew. The audience feedback was very positive and I can't wait to get started on edits to make this play even better. It remains an overwhelming experience that I will never stop being thankful for.



Shakespeare's CurseMarch 22, 2016:
Last night was the final rehearsal for One Night Stand Theater's staged reading of my new full-length play, Shakespeare's Curse, set for Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the small theater at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora. I took some great pictures during the rehearsal. This cast continues to work very hard at making this a great experience and I've had so much fun!
One Night Stand Theatre rehearsing for the staged reading of Shakespeare's CurseOne Night Stand Theatre rehearsing for the staged reading of Shakespeare's CurseOne Night Stand Theatre rehearsing for the staged reading of Shakespeare's Curse

One Night Stand Theatre rehearsing for the staged reading of Shakespeare's CurseOne Night Stand Theatre rehearsing for the staged reading of Shakespeare's Curse

Remember, admission is free - can't wait to see you there!

The Worst Play in the History of EverMarch 17, 2016:
Rehearsals are going well for the production of The Worst Play in the History of Ever at the Center for the Arts of Homer in upstate New York (April 15, 16 & 17, 2016). I have answered some amazing questions about animal costumes over email. The emails back and forth are some of the best I've ever had with a director.



Apocalypse TonightMarch 10, 2016:
I'm delighted to announce that my short play, Singularity, was chosen to be part of One Night Stand Theater's presentation of Apocalypse Tonight!, an evening of plays and stories about disasters both global and personal, goofy and gloomy. It's on Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora.







The Worst Play in the History of EverMarch 9, 2016:
Auditions were last night for the production of The Worst Play in the History of Ever at the Center for the Arts of Homer in upstate New York (April 15, 16 & 17, 2016). I couldn't be there, but I was told they went very well and we had many more people audition than we needed. That's so great to hear!



The Worst Play in the History of EverMarch 7, 2016:
One of my favorite things is when I get to talk to directors about my plays as we go into a production. Over the past few days, I've had some great conversations with the directors of The Worst Play in the History of Ever, which is being produced at the Center for the Arts of Homer in upstate New York on April 15, 16 & 17, 2016. One of the conversations involved me giving a translation of lines written in pig Latin and Ubbi Dubbi, including the rules on how one speaks in those "languages." Then we talked about alternatives for fog, which included dry ice, baby powder, or just a piece of poster board that says "Fog" on it. Needless to say, I am so excited for this production!


The Worst Play in the History of EverMarch 2, 2016:
The theater in upstate New York producing my children's play, The Worst Play in the History of Ever, posted an audition notice on Facebook today. The Center for the Arts of Homer in upstate New York is performing the play on April 15, 16 & 17, 2016. If you're in the area, check out the auditions or come see the play!

Shakespeare's CurseMarch 1, 2016:
One Night Stand Theater posted a Facebook invite for the FREE reading of my new full-length play, Shakespeare's Curse, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. It's in the small theater at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora. While admission is free, we gladly accept donations to help cover stipends for the actors and stage technicians. I am so excited about this opportunity and hope to see you there!

February 18, 2016:
I haven't updated this in a bit, but I have lots of exciting news.

First, I am thrilled to be attending the Denver Center Theatre Company's 2016 Colorado New Play Summit this weekend. It's always a very rewarding experience and I encourage anyone in the area to attend the readings and performances. If you're there, don't be afraid to say hello.

The production of my children's play, The Worst Play in the History of Ever, is nearly here! The Center for the Arts of Homer in upstate New York is performing the play on April 15, 16 & 17, 2016. I'll even get to go up there and see it! They even created this fun piece of art for the play:

The Worst Play in the History of Ever

Also, for my friends in the Denver area, One Night Stand Theater is hosting a FREE reading of my new full-length play, Shakespeare's Curse, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the small theater at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora. While admission is free, we gladly accept donations to help cover stipends for the actors and stage technicians. I am so excited about this opportunity and hope to see you there!

August 31, 2015:
It's been quite a while since I had the privilege of announcing a new production - but good things come to those who wait. I'm incredibly honored to say that the Center for the Arts of Homer in upstate New York is going to produce my children's play, The Worst Play in the History of Ever, this April! It will be on April 15 & 16, 2016. This is so awesome! Expect many more updates!

February 24, 2015:
I had an incredible time at the Colorado New Play Summit held at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts last weekend. I saw some great plays, including Benediction by Eric Schmiedl, Appoggiatura by James Still, and Holy Laughter by Catherine Trieschmann. It was inspiring and motivating and I can't wait to get to work on my play.

February 16, 2015:
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts put together a slideshow for the first week of the Colorado New Play Summit. Part of the slideshow includes the workshop Matthew Lopez and I did together last night. My pictures start at around 85. They are of me and Mr. Lopez, as well as the organizers of the workshop and the actors who read my scene. Here are some thumbnails:

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Emily Tarquin with the DCPA introduces my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit.
Emily Tarquin with the DCPA introduces my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit.
Matthew Lopez talks about the workshop process at the 2015 New Play Summit.
Matthew Lopez talks about the workshop process at the 2015 New Play Summit.
I (Jeffrey Wolf) introduce the scene being read at the 2015 New Play Summit
I (Jeffrey Wolf) introduce the scene being read at the 2015 New Play Summit.
Chris VanDijk plays Richard Burbage in my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit. Matthew Lopez and I are in the background.
Chris VanDijk plays Richard Burbage in my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit. Matthew Lopez and I are in the background.
Brian Shea plays William Shakespeare and Chip Persons plays Henry Condell in my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit.
Brian Shea plays William Shakespeare and Chip Persons plays Henry Condell in my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit.
Brian Shea plays William Shakespeare in my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit.
Brian Shea plays William Shakespeare in my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit.
I talk with Matthew Lopez about my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit. Grady Soapes with the DCPA is in the background.
I talk with Matthew Lopez about my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit. Grady Soapes with the DCPA is in the background.
Actors Chris VanDijk and Royce Roeswood listen to Matthew Lopez and I talk after reading my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit.
Actors Chris VanDijk and Royce Roeswood listen to Matthew Lopez and I talk after reading my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit.
Matthew Lopez talks with me about my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit. Grady Soapes with the DCPA is in the background.
Matthew Lopez talks with me about my scene at the 2015 New Play Summit. Grady Soapes with the DCPA is in the background.


February 15, 2015:
Tonight was, simply put, awesome. I feel so privileged that I was one of three playwrights chosen for a workshop with playwright Matthew Lopez during the Colorado New Play Summit held at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Lopez is so kind, generous, gentle and honest - I felt so honored and welcomed when I shared the stage with him. I do not have the words to express my gratitude to Mr. Lopez, the DCPA and Rough Draught Playwrights for this opportunity and experience. It is thrilling and humbling to know that our community of playwrights loves and supports each other in this way. Now, time to start the rewrites!

January 15, 2015:
It's been another long time since an update, but I have very exciting news to share. I am honored to be one of three playwrights chosen for a workshop with playwright Matthew Lopez during the Colorado New Play Summit held at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. On Sunday, Feb. 15, Mr. Lopez will workshop a scene from my new play. I am so thrilled to be one of those chosen and cannot wait for what promises to be an incredible experience.


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