the witty and heart-warming drama
VISITING MR. GREEN
by Jeff Baron
Jeff Baron’s first play, Visiting Mr. Green, starred Eli Wallach, and was nominated as Best Play by the Drama League. After its year-long run at the Union Square Theatre in New York, it has been translated into 20 languages and performed around the world in over 200 separate productions. Its many awards include Best Play in Israel, Greece and Germany and Turkey. It was a Best New Play nominee for the Molière Award in France. Baron was awarded the Kulturpreis Europa 2001, the first American and the first playwright to receive this award. He was invited in 1999 to speak at the United Nations and to present a reading of Visiting Mr. Green. He recently completed a screenplay for a film of Visiting Mr. Green to star Eli Wallach.
His second play, Mother’s Day, has been produced in Australia, Germany and Brazil and Michigan. He has just finished two new plays, Mr. & Mrs. G, and in collaboration with Moe Angelos, Edna and Joe Forever. His short play Bless Me, Father was commissioned and produced in New York as part of an evening of plays about September 11, 2001. His one act Give ‘em an Inch was commissioned and produced in Los Angeles, and he directed his commissioned one act opera Song of Martina at Carnegie Hall.
In addition to his work in theatre, Jeff Baron wrote and sold four original screenplays. His film The Bruce Diet won the CINE
Golden Eagle award and has been featured at film festivals around the world. For television, he has written for The Tracey Ullman Show, A Year in the Life, Sisters, Almost Grown and Nickelodeon. His journalism, poetry and fiction have been published in New York Magazine, Dallas Times-Herald, Tetu (Paris), T.O. (Toronto), and the New York Daily News.