Jacqueline Goldfinger's a playwright, storyteller and poet. She teaches playwriting at the University of Pennsylvania.
She won the Yale-Horn 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 (NNPN/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), Skin & Bone (Azuka Theatre, Bloomsberg Theatre Ensemble, Orlando Shakespeare PlayFest, Arden Theatre Writer’s Room), 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 Residency, National Endowment for the Arts, Independence Foundation, The Mitten Lab, People's Light and Theatre Company's Harmony Lab, The Producer’s Fund, Passage Theatre PlayLab, National New Play Network, Azuka Theatre Playwright-in-Residence Program, InterAct Playwrights Circle, among others.
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 intern). She sits on the Board of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).
She holds a MFA from the University of Southern California, and a BA from Agnes Scott College.
She is represented by Abrams Artist Agency.