Jerry Slaff

Jerry Slaff. I’ve been writing plays for many years, and I’ve been fortunate enough to win many awards and had numerous productions and readings of my work.

My play Lies was a semifinalist for the O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference in 2019, and was produced at the Lab Theater Project in Tampa, Fla. It was also a finalist for Signature Theater’s Sigworks series, and won the grand prize in the 2019 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, over 7,000 entries in 9 genres. 

My newest play, Who’s Yehoodi?, is currently a semifinalist for the 2023 O’Neill.

My play, Grand Union, was a finalist for the Austin Film Festival’s playwriting competition in 2020. 

My first play, Peanuts and Cracker Jack, was produced at the Cleveland Playhouse, with follow up productions at the Arkansas Repertory and Mint Theater in New York. 

My other plays include Casa Neurotica (New York Theater Festival, off-off-Broadway), Heaven (Sandy Spring Theater Festival), Lost Souls (Baltimore Playwrights Festival), Stanislavski’s Methods (Interrobang Theater Company, Baltimore), Petey’s Parade (Baltimore Playwrights Festival), and Personal Histories (Theater on the Lake, Md.). 

I am a member of the Dramatists Guild, and am represented by the Susan F. Schulman Literary Agency in New York.