ABOUT

Jacqueline Goldfinger's a playwright and dramaturg. She teaches playwriting at the University of Pennsylvania.

She won the Yale Drama Prize for Emerging Playwright, Smith Prize for Political Theater by an Emerging Playwright, Virginia Brown Martin Award for Social Justice, Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play and Philadelphia Critics Award for Best New Play. She has been nominated for the Weissberger Award, Blackburn Prize, and Foote Prize. 

Her plays include Babel (current Florida Studio Theater Residency),  Bottle Fly (The National Theatre's New Work Studio/London, Wilma Theatre's HotHouse, PlayPenn New Play Conference), The Arsonists (Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage, La MaMa, National New Play Showcase, Sewanee Writers Conference, Disquiet/Lisbon, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, Perseverance Theatre, Azuka Theatre, Capital Stage, Know Theatre, Benchmark Theatre, Thrown Stone Theatre), Click (Theatre Exile's X-hibition Series, Emerson Stage Residency, Drama League Residency, Westport Playhouse New Works, Kansas City Rep New Works), Slip/Shot (Seattle Public, Flashpoint Theatre, PlayPenn New Play Conference, The Lark’s Playwrights Week), The Oath (Manhattan Theatre Works, Acadiana Rep, Last Frontier Writers Conference), and The Terrible Girls (Azuka Theatre, NYC International Fringe Festival, San Diego Playwrights Collective).

Her work is published by Yale Press, Samuel French, Playscripts, Blackbird Literary Magazine, and Smith & Kraus.

She has worked on public art projects with Philadelphia Young Playwrights, FringeArts/Reading Terminal Market, Missing Bolts/After Orlando, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Her work has been supported by New Georges, Yaddo, National Endowment for the Arts, Independence Foundation, The Mitten Lab, People's Light and Theatre Company's Harmony Lab, National New Play Network, among others.

As a dramaturg she has worked with companies including PlayPenn, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theatre, North Coast Rep, Native Voices, and La Jolla Playhouse (assistant dramaturg).

She sits on the Boards of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) and The Directors Gathering. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, American Film Institute, and the Alliance of Jewish Theaters.

She holds a MFA in Screen and Television Writing from the University of Southern California, and a BA in Theater and English from Agnes Scott College. She interned in new script development at Center Theater Group and Lion's Gate Films, and assisted at Glory Days Productions/Warner Bros.

She is represented by Abrams Artist Agency.