THE LATEST NEWS
May 9th, 2022
Jeff is cast in an Off Broadway reading of a new play in development called "Happy, Roomy, Sunny, Keen"
The play will perform at Soho Playhouse from Tuesday, May 17th to Saturday, May 21st.
If you would like to come support the show you can get tickets here:
November 23rd, 2021
A new frontier, Jeff is brought onboard as the Senior Project Manager for the Metropolis Project: a new, story driven metaverse experience. The team is built from producers in the Film, Broadway, Music, and Visual Arts industries with over 20 years of interactive and immersive storytelling experience.
Much of the project is not yet public, but you can follow it on social media to see updates when they are released:
October 25th, 2021
"Basements & Bugbears" was selected to be screened at the Big Apple Film Festival!
BAFF takes place the first week of November. The "Basements & Bugbears" pilot will be screened alongside a few other short films starting at 6pm on Friday, November 5th at the 42nd Street AMC Empire Theater in New York City!
If you're around and want to see "Basements & Bugbears" on the big screen you can get tickets to the showing here: BAFF Tickets
"Basements & Bugbears" is an episodic web series about a group of high schoolers who play a game of Dungeons & Dragons as a way of coping with their friend's recent suicide. It is written, produced, and stars Jeff Athey.
October 18th, 2021
Jeff begins working as the Head of Global Outreach with Mentor Ship: a new age, educational platform focusing on building immersive learning experiences for kids.
Jeff will primarily be responsible for researching and recruiting academic experts all over the world in various fields, as well as produce short documentaries on their work and assist in transitioning those expert's existing material to a format suitable for younger audiences.
October 11th, 2021
Almost a year to the day, the cast of "Noise" reunites to record some ADR as the film enters the final stages of post production!
"Noise" is the story of a teenage grunge band having a garage party in October of 1994. The night begins to veer off course when the bandmates desire to imitate Curt Kobain's drug habits bring about darker desires they had previously kept hidden from each other. The further they spiral into the night the band's passion for music blurs with their trauma becoming what can only be described as noise.
"Noise" is a Spoonman Productions film, directed by
Joseph Kevin Coles and Jack LeGoff, and based on the stage play "Noise" by Jack LeGoff. The film is aiming to premier at film festivals sometime in the next year, so keep an eye out!
September 28th, 2021
Jeff's fiction podcast script "Pandemonium" is announced as a second rounder at the Austin Film Festival script competition! This puts "Pandemonium" in the top 20% of a competition that received over 10,000 submissions this season!
"Pandemonium" is a queer, historical, adventure anthology series exploring themes of self love, idolization, and external validation through historical figures in the afterlife.
To see more about "Pandemonium" you can check it out in the writing section!
August 25th, 2021
Jeff is cast as Benjamin in the reading of a new feature film "Screams from the Tower" by Cory Wexler Grant. The reading will take place on Wednesday, September 1st for a collection of producers and investors in the project.
August 14th, 2021
Jeff is cast as Max in a developmental workshop of a new play "Watch Me" by Caky Winsett with Kervigo Ensemble. "Watch Me" is about a dystopian future where group of young adults are being raised in a secret facility in which they are watched and listened to at all times.
"Watch Me" will be presented as a staged reading on Monday, August 30th at 7pm EST. Vaccinated individuals can reserve a ticket for the performance HERE. You can also reserve a ticket HERE to view a live stream of the reading at 7pm EST on Monday, August 30th. If you are unavailable on Monday, August 30th you can also reserve a ticket HERE to view a recording of the performance up until Friday, September 3rd.
June 20th, 2021
The final installment of Jeff's 10 part characterized death story is released on TikTok! Over the course of 2 months, the series has received over 13 million views (and counting) from people curious to see the life of a living dead person, AKA Dead Jeff
To see it for yourself click this icon:
April 17th, 2021
Jeff joins TikTok and begins telling the comedic, true story of how the United States Government accidentally marked him as "deceased" and his subsequent journey towards legal resurrection. Within the first 2 days of the video being out it had garnered over 1 million views and over 100,000 followers who wanted to see the story play out!
February 20th, 2021
Jeff produced a charity fundraiser with "Basements & Bugbears" to raise $1000 for Jasper's Game Day!
The event consisted of 3 games of Dungeons & Dragons streamed on twitch.tv/twentysidestoeverystory played by awesome creators and artists in the TableTop community such as NFL Player Travis Frederick; Illustrator Bri Neumann; Podcasters Lauren Shippen, Andrew Strother, and Wes Cordell; Professional D&D players
Vee Mus'e, Shareef Jackson, and Shannon Roby; and more!
You can watch all the games on the
February 19th, 2021
"Basements & Bugbears Episode 1: Unlikely Adventurers" launches online! By the end of it's first week "Basements & Bugbears" was featured in Dragon+, the official D&D magazine from Wizards of the Coast, as well as Broadway World!
January 11th, 2021
"Basements & Bugbears" announces the release date of their pilot will be February 19th alongside a charity fundraiser with Jasper's Game Day to raise money for suicide prevention and awareness taking place on February 20th!
October 24th, 2020
Feature film "Noise" that Jeff acted in wraps filming and enters post-production. "Noise" hopes to premier in the festival circuit sometime next year!
October 11th, 2020
Jeff's script "Weirdsville" is announced is 1 of 3 finalist at the 2020 Austin Film Festival in the fiction podcast category! You can find more information about the script here: Weirdsville
October 11th, 2020
Filming begins for a new feature film "Noise" which will shoot over the course of the next 2 weeks! Jeff will be playing the role of Ned in this edgy film about a high school grunge band hosting a garage party in 1994.
"Noise" is based off of the stageplay of the same name written by Jack LeGoff, produced by Samuel Wright Richardson, and directed by Joseph Kevin Coles.
September 25th, 2020
"Weridsville", an audiodrama written by Jeff, is announced as a semifinalist in the Austin International Film Fest Script competition!
September 10th, 2020
Thank you so much to friends at Jasper's Game Day for the "Basements & Bugbears" social media shoutout!
Jasper's Game Day is a non profit charity organization that hosts TTRPG events all across the country to raise money for Suicide Prevention and Awareness.
For more information and to support Jasper's Game Day you can check out their website here:
September 10th, 2020
"Basements & Bugbears" releases their first official teaser!
You can see the teaser for yourself here:
August 18th, 2020
"Basements & Bugbears" launches their social media campaign!
Follow @bnbwebseries for updates on the show, behind the scenes pictures, and a precursor story in the form of text exchanges and social media posts from the character's released in real time!
August 13th, 2020
Jeff is cast as Ned in the feature film "Noise", based on the stageplay of the same name written by Jack LeGoff!
"Noise" is set to film in mid October and will be directed by Joseph Kevin Coles and produced by Samuel Wright Richardson.
May 17th, 2020
Jeff produces an online workshop exploring Zoom performance featuring a performance of "Amazons & their Men" by Jordan Harrison featuring:
Tigony Stocks as The Frau/Penthesilea
Charlie Manoukian as The Man/Achilles
Ben Kalish as The Boy/Patroclus
Avery Banks as The Extra/All the Nameless Amazons
Directed and Produced by Jeff Athey
March 9th, 2020
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at The Amateur Comedy Club!
Jeff is playing the role of Lysander. The production is produced by The Snarks, directed by Greg Pragel, and runs from March 9th-March 15th.
March 1st, 2020
"Basements & Bugbears" episode 1 wraps up their filming and enters post production.
"Basements & Bugbears" hopes to release the episode in the Fall of 2020 alongside a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to make an entire season of the show!
January 17th, 2020
Jeff produces and stars in a staged reading of "Clarkston" by Samuel D. Hunter!
Directed by: Pete McElligott
Featuring: Jeff Athey, Christa Kimlicko Jones, and Oliver Palmer
“Clarkston” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.