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 (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 (Bottle Fly), a Barrymore Award (Slip/Shot), and a Philadelphia Critics Award (Skin & Bone). She's appeared on The Kilroys list (The Arsonists), was the runner-up for the Leah Ryan Prize (The Arsonists), and has been nominated twice for both the Weissberger Award (Slip/Shot Click) and the Blackburn Prize (Slip/Shot & Skin and Bone).

Her work has been supported by the Emerson Stage Residency, Audrey Residency, Drama League Residency, Yaddo, NEA ArtWorks, Independence Foundation, National New Play Network, The Lark's Playwrights Week,  and the PlayPenn New Play 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, La Jolla Playhouse (assistant dramaturg), and Native Voices. 

She is represented by Abrams Artist Agency.

Her work can be read on the New Play Exchange, Playscripts, and Smith & Kraus.