Jeff Weiss

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Not to be confused with Jeff Weise.

Jeffrey Weiss (born 1938) is an American playwright, impresario and actor both on Broadway and a theater he ran with his partner Richard Martinez in the East Village, in New York City. His work was presented in La Mama and Cafe Cino.[1][2]


Weiss grew up in Allentown, PA, with his parents, two brothers and a sister. His surviving brother Steven lives in California. His father was a salesman for Pennsylvania cement companies. [3][4][5] He wrote and acted in plays produced by his partner Richard Martinez, a New Mexican artist. In 1992, Weiss' play Hot Keys won an Obie award.[6] His nephew is actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Weiss lives with Richard Martinez in Allentown.[citation needed]

He won a Robert Chesley Award in 2000.


  1. ^ Gehman, Geoff (1984-12-21). "Playwright Jeff Weiss He Pays The Rent By Mirroring The Chaos, The Unlikely But True Unions, The Deceptions Of Life". The Morning Call. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
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  3. ^ Pacheco, Patrick (1986-04-06). "Off-Off-Broadway's king goes Public". Newsday. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ Wright, Damon (1993-05-30). "THEATER; How Jeff Weiss Found His Pulpit on the Stage". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Gehman, Geoff (December 21, 1984). "Playwright Jeff Weiss: He pays the rent by mirroring the chaos, the unlikely but true unions, the deceptions of life", The Morning Call, p. D1.
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