U.S. Premiere by Anne Washburn, directed by Saheem Ali at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. (2/10/20-3/8/20) A group of well-meaning liberals gather at a farmhouse in upstate NY for a relaxing weekend. A son adopted from Kenya struggles to feel connected to his new family and country. And the 45th US President sends a history-altering dinner… Continue reading Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017
Jeff was a member of the acting company that performed in the 39 readings of all Shakespeare’s works from the Play on! Shakespeare translation project over the course of one month at Classic Stage Company in NYC. May 29th 2019 to June 30th, 2019. Each company member rehearsed and performed in one reading each week.… Continue reading Play On! Shakespeare Festival
Jeff was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in the Outstanding Actor in a Play category for playing Uncle Vanya in Life Sucks. Drama Desk Award Nomination Outstanding Actor in a Play The Drama Desk nominators saw over 200 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in 2019, and Jeff was one of only 5 nominees in the… Continue reading Drama Desk Award Nomination – Outstanding Actor in a Play
The New York Premiere of Aaron Posner’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, directed by Jeff Wise for Wheelhouse Theater at The Wild Project. (3/22/19-4/20/19) Drama Desk Award Nomination Outstanding Actor in a Play It’s Chekhov without the birch trees. After taking aim at The Seagull with his “explosive” Stupid F*cking Bird, Aaron Posner is back… Continue reading Life Sucks – Wheelhouse Theater
Off-Broadway World premiere of Catch As Catch Can by Mia Chung for Page 73, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. October 22–November 17, 2018. The Phelans and the Lavecchias grew up together in working class New England, weathering good times and bad. But Tim Phelan’s homecoming this winter sets off a spiraling crisis that strains their hold… Continue reading Catch As Catch Can – Page 73
Jeff starred in the very funny short film “The Bump.” Written by, and also starring, Diane Davis, and directed by Michael Izquierdo. Watch “The Bump” Free on Amazon Prime! It was shown at many festivals, including: The Santa Fe Film Festival, The New York Short Film Festival, and The DUMBO Film Festival.
World premiere of Zoey’s Perfect Wedding by Matthew Lopez at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts as part of their New Play Summit Festival, directed by Mike Donahue. January 19th to February 28th, 2018. Disaster after disaster follow one unfortunate bride down the aisle, from brutally honest boozy speeches to a totally incompetent wedding… Continue reading Zoey’s Perfect Wedding – Denver Center Theatre
World Premiere of “The Rape of the Sabine Women” by Michael Yates Crowley for The Playwrights Realm at the Duke on 42nd Street, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. August 25th to September 23rd, 2017. “When Grace B. Matthias is raped, her world spirals into chaos. Between navigating emotionally unstable guidance counselors, overbearing lawyers, an angry championship… Continue reading The Rape of the Sabine Women – Playwrights Realm
World Premiere of Disney & Fujikawa by Lloyd Suh as part of the EST One-Act Marathon, directed by Linsay Firman. May 28th to June 26th, 2017. A meeting of two very different cartoonists, Gyo Fujikawa and Walt Disney, in 1942. An uncomfortable conversation on power, personal responsibility, and the art of animation at a time… Continue reading Disney and Fujikawa – EST Marathon
World premiere of Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Davis McCallum at Humana Festival. March 10 – April 9, 2017. Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, Jessie invites her funny and forthright neighbor Lina, also a new mom, for coffee on the patio between their duplexes. Despite their vastly different… Continue reading Cry It Out at Humana Festival
World Premiere of SCENES FROM COURT LIFE by Sarah Ruhl at Yale Rep, directed by Mark Wing-Davey. History, remixed. In 17th-century Great Britain, the Stuarts—Charles I and Charles II—defend their divine rights, with the help of a whipping boy. In our own time, Jeb and George W. Bush play hardball—both politics and tennis—battling for power,… Continue reading Sarah Ruhl World Premiere – Scenes From Court Life at Yale Rep
Jeff has a scene with Aaron Paul at a cookout in Season 2 of The Path on Hulu.
World Premiere of Brendan Pelsue’s WELLESLEY GIRL for the Humana Festival of new plays at Actors Theater of Louisville. Directed by Lee Sunday Evans. It’s 2465. American politics haven’t changed much. Except that “America” is now only a handful of New England towns in a walled-in citadel. When an unidentified army encamps at the border, Congress struggles… Continue reading Wellesley Girl at Humana Festival
World Premiere of Jen Silverman’s play THE MOORS at Yale Rep. Directed by Jackson Gay. “A mastiff and a hen came to me in my sleep the other night, visitors from the play I had just seen in New Haven. I wonder if the writer Jen Silverman has had the same experience, because her inspired new play,… Continue reading The Moors at Yale Rep
Worked with Martin Scorsese on the pilot episode of Vinyl for HBO.
Played Charlie Chan in the NAATCO (National Asian American Theater Company) Off-Broadway World Premiere of Lloyd Suh’s play CHARLES FRANCIS CHAN JR’S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY. Directed by Ed Iskandar. NY Times Critic Pick “trying to explore ‘our entire cultural identity politic through a grotesque carnival of murder’ gets pretty complicated. Well, he shrugs, maybe… Continue reading Charles Francis Chan Jr’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery by Lloyd Suh
Off-Broadway World Premiere of Thomas Bradshaw’s FULFILLMENT at The Flea. Directed by Ethan McSweeny. “Those who have been in any doubt about what Mr. Bradshaw has been trying to say in his earlier works are likely to have a firmer grasp on the matter after seeing ‘Fulfillment.’ … it provides a sharply legible index to… Continue reading Thomas Bradshaw’s Fulfillment
Jeff played a priest at a funeral on The Mysteries of Laura on NBC.
Jeff played one of the tech’s in Anne Washburn’s beautiful play 10 Out of 12. It was performed at Soho Rep and directed by the amazing Les Waters. (5/26/15-7/18/15)
A Master Builder has been released by the Criterion Collection in a gorgeous 3 Film box set of Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn’s work. It also includes My Dinner with Andre and Vanya on 42nd Street.