Jacqueline Goldfinger's a playwright, dramaturg and teaching artist.
Her plays include Babel (Smith Prize for Political Theater, current NNPN Commission), Bottle Fly (Yale-Horn Drama Prize for Emerging Playwright, The National Theatre New Work Studio (London), Yale Press, PlayPenn New Play Conference, Wilma Theatre Hothouse), The Arsonists (Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage, La MaMa (NYC/Umbria), NNPN Showcase, Sewanee Writers Conference, Disquiet (Lisbon), Kenyon Playwrights Conference, Perseverance Theatre, Azuka Theatre, Capital Stage, Know Theatre, Benchmark Theatre, Leah Ryan Prize Runner-up, Blackburn Prize nomination), Click (current Weissberger Award nominee, Emerson Stage Residency, Drama League Residency, Theatre Exile X-hibition Studio, McNally Award Commendation), Skin & Bone (Azuka Theatre, Bloomsberg Theatre Ensemble, Orlando Shakespeare PlayFest, Arden Theatre Writer’s Room, Philadelphia Critics Award Best New Play), Slip/Shot (Seattle Public, Flashpoint Theatre, Temple University, Montgomery College, PlayPenn New Play Conference, The Lark’s Playwrights Week Barrymore Award Outstanding New Play, Brown Martin Award, Weissberger Nomination), The Oath (Manhattan Theatre Works, Acadiana Rep, Last Frontier Writers Conference), and The Terrible Girls (Azuka Theatre, Spotlight Theatre, NYC International Fringe Festival, San Diego Playwrights Collective).
She has worked on public art projects with FringeArts/Reading Terminal Market, Missing Bolts/After Orlando, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Her work has been supported by The Audrey Residency at New Georges, Yaddo Residency, NEA ArtWorks, Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, The Producer’s Fund, National New Play Network, Azuka Theatre Playwright-in-Residence Program, 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 works with a wide range of educational organizations including McCarter Theatre, PlayPenn, Rutgers Writers Conference, University of California (San Diego), University of the Arts, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. She is also a KC-ACTF traveling mentor, Co-Founder of The Foundry (a Philadelphia-based emerging playwrights lab), and the Playwriting Professor at University of Pennsylvania.
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/artistic assistant) and Center Theatre Group (dramaturgy/new work intern). She is also an artistic adviser to Orbiter 3, The Greenfield Collective, and Director's Gathering.
She is represented by Abrams Artist Agency.