Born in Brooklyn before Brooklyn was hip, Jerry Slaff had his first play, Peanuts and Cracker Jack, produced at Case Western Reserve University, which transferred to a run at the Cleveland Playhouse, with followup productions at the Arkansas Repertory and Mint Theater in New York. Other productions include Urban Affairs (four one acts, Case Western), Casa Neurotica (New York Theater Festival), Heaven (reading, Sandy Spring Theater Festival), and Lost Souls (reading, Baltimore Playwrights Festival). New plays include Petey’s Parade, a comedy-drama (4m, 1f) about a Jewish radio comedian in 1933 Berlin and his troupe of actors, and Stanislavski’s Methods, a comedy (3m 3f) about a down at the heels Russian classical theater. Member Dramatists Guild of America and Playwrights Center.
His newest play, Lies, was awarded the Grand Prize in the Writer’s Digest 88th Annual Writing Competition, over 5,000 entries across 9 genres.