Jeff Helgeson is the author of a novel titled Thresholds, as well as numerous plays which have been produced in Chicago, Milwaukee, St Louis, and New York.
He has served as the drama awards chairman for The Society of Mid-Land Authors and was a founding member of The Chicago Alliance of Playwrights, as well as both The Boxer Rebellion Ensemble Theatre and The Backstage Theatre Company. A graduate of The University of Chicago, he has taught at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College, Robert Morris College, and Roosevelt University, where he has also been a program administrator for several years, in addition to having served as the administrative advisor to the award winning literary magazine, The Oyez Review. He has also been active in the National Poetry Slam movement, having published Poetry Slam founder Marc Smith’s first volume of verse, Crowdpleaser and helped to produce two National Poetry Slam Competitions.
Additionally, he has appeared in several theatrical productions, and he has regularly contributed to the Chicago visual arts community, working to organize a number of exhibitions, as well as writing “The Closer Look” column for the publication of The Chicago Artists Coalition.
Also by Jeff Helgeson:
Sign Of The Times, 2010
Fall From Grace