Jacqueline Goldfinger's work has been produced and/or developed at theaters including The Kennedy Center, La MaMa, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, New Georges, The National Theatre Studio (London/upcoming), Vermont Stage, Perseverance Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Capital Stage, Seattle Public, Azuka Theatre, and Manhattan Theatre Works. She has worked on public art projects with FringeArts/Reading Terminal Market, Missing Bolts, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
She's won the Yale Drama Prize, Smith Prize, Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play, Brown Martin Award, and Philadelphia Critics Award for Best New Play. She was the runner-up for the Leah Ryan Prize and has been a nominee for both the Weissberger Award and the Blackburn Prize.
Her work has been supported by The Audrey Residency, Drama League Residency, Yaddo, NEA ArtWorks, Emerson Stage Residency, Independence Foundation, National New Play Network, The Lark's Playwrights Week, PlayPenn New Play Conference, Azuka Theatre Playwright-in-Residence Program, Sewanee Writers Conference, among others.
Being a teaching artist is deeply rooted in her practice. She enjoys working with both children and adults to crack open new worlds through theatrical exploration. She teaches theater at the University of Pennsylvania, and she's worked with a wide range of educational organizations including KC-ACTF, McCarter Theatre, PlayPenn, Rutgers Writers Conference, University of the Arts, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights.
As a dramaturg she has worked with companies including PlayPenn, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theatre, North Coast Rep, Native Voices, La Jolla Playhouse (assistant dramaturg) and Center Theatre Group (dramaturgy/new work intern). She is a Dramatists Guild Representative, sits on the Boards of the Directors Gathering and LMDA, and sits on the NNPN Affiliated Artists Council.
She is represented by Abrams Artist Agency.