Jeffrey Gold

Jeffrey Gold

Educated at Cambridge University, Westminster College, and the University of Utah, Jeffrey Gold was a member of the Playwright's Group for more than three seasons, through the auspices of the Salt Lake Acting Company (premiered Tony Kushner’s Angels in America) under dramaturg Mike Dorrell (BBC's Soldier, Soldier, Pictures of a Floating World) and playwright-in-residence Julie Jensen (Two-Headed, Last...
Educated at Cambridge University, Westminster College, and the University of Utah, Jeffrey Gold was a member of the Playwright's Group for more than three seasons, through the auspices of the Salt Lake Acting Company (premiered Tony Kushner’s Angels in America) under dramaturg Mike Dorrell (BBC's Soldier, Soldier, Pictures of a Floating World) and playwright-in-residence Julie Jensen (Two-Headed, Last Lists of My Mad Mother, Wait!). His plays IN THE PURSUIT OF SVETLA, HORST AND GRABEN IN THE CONTEXT OF THE UNFINISHED MAN, FITCH TODD, PERCOLATION THEORY, DEDEKIND, HORST AND GRABEN AT THE CHATEAU GODOT, EXECUTION AT PARADAIS ISLAND, DISPLACEMENT: A FISH IN WATER STORY, GRIEVING AT DOORS, and FAIR SHAKE, FUTURE PERFECT ("The Russian Play"), A COLD NIGHT FOR A DIVA, and PURCHASE have garnered numerous awards, readings, and productions. FAIR SHAKE was selected for the 2013 Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Ten-Minute Plays. He has won over 80 awards and recognitions in playwriting and screenwriting, and was an Artist-in-Residence at the Entrada Institute. Jeffrey has pitched to producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Gran Via Productions), producer Barry M. Osborne (Lord of the Rings), agent Beth Swofford (CAA), packaging agent Rob Kenneally (CAA), and story development executive Chris Kuser (MegaMind, Dreamworks Animation). He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Plays

  • Purchase
    Two men interrogate a woman to determine the veracity of her claim of being raped by someone in a position of power.
  • A Cold Night For A Diva
    A former star is confronted by a fan who inadvertently exposes the reason for the Diva's antisocial behavior. (Official Selection – 2017 Short + Sweet Festival Hollywood, Stella Adler Theatre, Los Angeles)
  • Future Perfect
    A talented, young pianist battles for his life against draconian clone laws and a society hell-bent on retribution when he is tried for the crimes of his original. Recognitions: Official Selection - 2017 Strawberry One-Act Festival (NYC) • Official Selection - 2017 Take Ten Festival (NYC) • Official Selection - 2016 LIC One Act Festival (NYC) • Official Selection - 2016 Manhattan Repertory Theatre Company Short Play Project (NYC)
  • Fair Shake
    In this award-winning stylized comedy, Noel Ives has a job interview with Phil Hennessey. When Ives gets things wrong, a buzzer puts him back on track. Does Ives get the job, or does the buzzer get Hennessey too? [Official Selection - Smith & Kraus Anthology - THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2013]
  • Candycane Hurricane
    In this dramatic one act play, a gentleman arrives to pick up a young woman on the day of her release from a psychiatric hospital.
  • Percolation Theory
    In this dark comedy, the overbearing owner of a Fortune 500 company visits the home of a former employee—with a few surprises. FINALIST - 2005 Theatre Publicus Prize for Dramatic Literature.
  • Dedekind
    In this award-winning experimental, existential absurdist comedy, characters in a play converse about their predicament, lambaste the playwright, or defend him, and eventually come to grips with their quantum mixolydean reality.
  • Horst and Graben at the Chateau Godot
    In this award-winning absurdist tragicomedy, Horst, an everyman, is waiting for a dinner date to arrive. Graben, a long-forgotten near-acquaintance recognizes him and again intrudes into the much-sought serenity of his life.
  • Execution at Paradais Island
    Two blokes are scheduled for execution at Paradais Island, the notorious military prison, and have the occasion to reminisce about the past and face their short future together.
  • Fitch Todd
    In this award-winning comedic tragedietta, Fitch Todd, a dried-out composer, has lost all motivation to live; his publisher conspires to pull him out of his doldrums for selfish reasons.
  • Horst and Graben in the Context of the Unfinished Man
    In this multiple award-winning short absurdist comedy, Horst, an everyman, is waiting for a bus in the middle of the desert. Graben, a manipulative Social Darwinist, approaches Horst and attempts to convince him of the futility of his endeavor.