Jeff Wanshel. Mr. Wanshel's plays, including The Disintegration Of James Cherry, Isadora Duncan Sleeps With The Russian Navy, and Auto-Destruct have been seen at: A.C.T. (San Francisco), The American Place (NYC), B.B.C. Radio (London), Circle Rep (NYC), The Dodgers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego), Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Magic Theatre of San Francisco, Manhattan Theatre Club, Music Theatre Group/Lenox Arts Center (NYC/Stockbridge, Mass.), National Playwrights Conference (Waterford, Connecticut, National Theatre of the Deaf, Yale Repertory Theater (New Haven) and many others.
Mr. Wanshel has worked with directors such as Des McAnuff and John Madden, actors such as Meryl Streep, Linda Hunt and Tony Shalhoub, and collaborated with critics who should have known better, among them Martin Esslin, Michael Feingold and Richard Gilman. He is published by Playscripts, Inc. and Dramatists Play Service. Mr. Wanshel has garnered sundry awards including two NEA grants, three Rockefeller Awards in Playwriting and two grants from The New York State Council on the Arts. His adaptation of Thurber's "The Greatest Man in the World" (The American Short Story, PBS) was nominated for a Writers Guild Award ("Best Comedy Adaptation") and is published by Dell in The American Short Story Vol. 2. His Metamorphosis in Miniature, a Kafka adaptation for director Martha Clarke, won him an Off-Broadway Obie Award ("Best New American Play").