Queen of the Goths

EARLY DRAFT. NEEDS WORKSHOP REVISION. SEEKING DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. "Queen of the Goths" is a Southern Gothic riff on "Titus Andronicus." Inspired by Shakespeare’s infamous and bloody Titus, it explores this classic play through the villainized lens of Tamora, Queen of the Goths, who was captured by Titus, and refocuses the story on both the female characters and Titus' own PTSD....
EARLY DRAFT. NEEDS WORKSHOP REVISION. SEEKING DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. "Queen of the Goths" is a Southern Gothic riff on "Titus Andronicus." Inspired by Shakespeare’s infamous and bloody Titus, it explores this classic play through the villainized lens of Tamora, Queen of the Goths, who was captured by Titus, and refocuses the story on both the female characters and Titus' own PTSD. It’s set in the lawless Victorian Era of the Florida Everglades where corruption, power, and greed are rampant. Perfect for fans of the original play as well as films like Tarantino’s "Inglourious Basterds" and books like Morrison’s "Beloved."
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Queen of the Goths

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  • Chelsea Frandsen:
    16 Dec. 2019
    This play is beautifully raw and invigorating. I felt for both the Queen and Titus, and it was set is time and place just as chaotic as the original story. The Bard would be very proud!
  • Julie Zaffarano:
    7 Dec. 2019
    Jacqueline Goldfinger’s “Queen of the Goths” is inspired by “Titus Andronicus” and set in Florida in the late 1800s. This chaotic setting provide the perfect backdrop for this story which is relevant to today’s audiences. The language is strong, raw, and riveting. Jacqueline Is a brilliant playwright who creates unique worlds for her audiences. This play is no exception. Cannot wait to see how this play develops.
  • Justin Guidroz:
    5 Aug. 2019
    An exciting and thoughtful interpretation of Titus Andronicus, full of magic and lyrical flourishes. I would highly recommend this for development!

Development History

  • Reading
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    SoLow Fest
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Azuka Theatre
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    2019