Jeff Weiss

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Not to be confused with Jeff Weise.
For the president of Lesley University, see Jeff A. Weiss.

Jeffrey Weiss (born 1940) 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.

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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