Jacqueline Goldfinger

Jacqueline Goldfinger

Jacqueline Goldfinger's a playwright and dramaturg. She won the Yale Drama Prize, Smith Prize, Barrymore Award, and Philadelphia Critics Award. She's been nominated for the Weissberger Award, Blackburn Prize, and Foote Prize. Her poetry-play "Bottle Fly" is published by Yale Press and was just named a Finalist at the 2018 International Book Awards. Her plays have been developed by theaters...
Jacqueline Goldfinger's a playwright and dramaturg. She won the Yale Drama Prize, Smith Prize, Barrymore Award, and Philadelphia Critics Award. She's been nominated for the Weissberger Award, Blackburn Prize, and Foote Prize. Her poetry-play "Bottle Fly" is published by Yale Press and was just named a Finalist at the 2018 International Book Awards. Her plays have been developed by theaters including: New Georges, The National Theatre/London, Wilma Theatre, The Kennedy Center, La MaMa, Disquiet/Lisbon, Florida Studio Theatre, Westport Playhouse, and Kansas City Rep. Her plays have been produced by theaters including: Perseverance Theatre, Capital Stage, Azuka Theatre, Seattle Public, Manhattan Theatre Works, Flashpoint, and the NYC International Fringe Festival. She has collaborated on public art projects with Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Philadelphia FringeArts/Reading Terminal Market, Missing Bolts/After Orlando, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.   Her work has been supported by Yaddo, The Lark, The Drama League, PlayPenn, The Mitten Lab, among others. Her plays are published by Yale Press, Samuel French, Playscripts, and others. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild. For more info, go to her website: www.jacquelinegoldfinger.com

Plays

  • Babel
    A new comedy & winner of the 2017 Smith Prize for Political Theater. A talking stork, lesbian moms, and the power to build your own baby... In this version of a near future society, prospective parents learn within the first weeks of conception which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. Based on these test results, they are either issued a PRE certification which legally...
    A new comedy & winner of the 2017 Smith Prize for Political Theater. A talking stork, lesbian moms, and the power to build your own baby... In this version of a near future society, prospective parents learn within the first weeks of conception which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. Based on these test results, they are either issued a PRE certification which legally guarantees the baby will be a "good" person or not. Without the certification, the child will be limited in what it is allowed to do. Two couples, both early in their pregnancies, collide over whether or not to open the “PRE” certification test results, and what to do once they know the results. With rapid advances in reproductive technology, modern eugenics is science’s Wild West. What will we do to “civilize” it and ourselves? How far will we go when playing God?
  • The Arsonists
    When starting over means setting fire to what you know and love.

    A lyrical, powerhouse drama about a father-daughter arson team.

    Read the free preview on Samuel French: https://www.samuelfrench.com/s/63176/the-arsonists
  • Click
    This fast, bright, darkly humorous play follows a group of college students involved in a frat rape that goes viral. As we spin forward in time over a decade, the characters create virtual reality identities that blur time and space; designing new technologies to erase a past that's impossible to forget, and grappling with the consequences of real life that can't be changed, no matter how fast you...
    This fast, bright, darkly humorous play follows a group of college students involved in a frat rape that goes viral. As we spin forward in time over a decade, the characters create virtual reality identities that blur time and space; designing new technologies to erase a past that's impossible to forget, and grappling with the consequences of real life that can't be changed, no matter how fast you code. It's a uniquely theatrical Sherlock-ian thriller that explores questions of consent, technology and identity. (5+ Characters, Diverse Casting, Flexible Set)
  • Bottle Fly
    Winner of the 2017 Yale Drama Prize and a Finalist at the 2018 International Book Awards, Bottle Fly is set in a bar in the Florida Everglades. This biting, brutally funny multigenerational family drama concerns a Gulf Coast couple, their disabled young ward, two lesbian tenants, and the bonds that bind them all together. It is a powerful story born out of the playwright’s own experiences with the rapidly...
    Winner of the 2017 Yale Drama Prize and a Finalist at the 2018 International Book Awards, Bottle Fly is set in a bar in the Florida Everglades. This biting, brutally funny multigenerational family drama concerns a Gulf Coast couple, their disabled young ward, two lesbian tenants, and the bonds that bind them all together. It is a powerful story born out of the playwright’s own experiences with the rapidly changing social environment of rural Florida, where long-standing traditions and beliefs can collide, sometimes dangerously, with new ideas of personhood, identity, and self-realization.
  • Slip/Shot
    When racial tensions come to a boiling point in a Florida town, even an accident can have paralyzing consequences; a heartbreaking drama about violence, unconscious bias, and our need to move forward.
  • Skin and Bone
    In Skin & Bone, Goldfinger returns to her roots as a Southern Gothic storyteller to spin a darkly comic tale of a set of twin cannibal grandmothers, Midge and Madge, and the love of their life. "Skin & Bone" explores the absurd adherence to the time honored traditions that destroy you.
  • The Terrible Girls
    "The Terrible Girls" is a wicked dark comedy of deceit, desire, and Southern sensibilities. Three women work in a rundown bar off interstate 10 and have a big secret that becomes more and more difficult to keep. "The Terrible Girls" explores the duality of human nature and the murky line between friendship and obcession. This full-length play is published by Playscripts (http://www.playscripts.com/play/2205).
  • The Oath
    "The Oath" is a Southern Gothic tale set during the Great Depression; a wandering preacher is embroiled in the passions and politics of a swampy Florida outpost ruled with a macabre sense of justice by two rival sisters. A darkly comic look at balancing ambition and ideals in a time of crisis.
  • Love, Sometimes
    A romantic screwball comedy about a couple who meet on the one year anniversary of their divorce. (10 minute play, 1 male and 1 female performer)
  • Edie and May
    The water’s gone. May can hear the future rushing back, maybe. Edie fell in love at first sight, definitely. A love story of two women at the edge of the world, reaching through the pipes for one last drop of salvation. (30 minute one-act for two female performers)