Jeff Laing, a resident of Santa Fe for twenty-seven years, is a retired English and drama teacher with thirty-eight years of experience. He earned a doctorate in 20th Century American Literature from SUNY at Albany. He has published theater pieces in literary journals and for New Mexico Repertory Theater and Santa Fe Stages where he also served two terms on the Board of Directors.
Jeff has been a theater enthusiast since his youth in Troy, New York, where he had the opportunity to appear on the stage of the famous Troy Music Hall. He spent ten years in New York City from the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties viewing as much Off-Broadway and Off- Off-Broadway Theater as time and budget allowed. Today he hosts a very informal play reading group among friends and acquaintances. Jeff and his wife spend most vacations “on the road” and in the past year attended performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New York Shakespeare Festival, Seattle’s ACT and Intiman Theaters, Chicago’s Goodman and Steppenwolf Theaters, Creede Repertory Theater, and the Williamstown Summer Theater Festival and Shakespeare and Company in Western Massachusetts.