Jacqueline Goldfinger BS Rauthors 071917

Jacqueline Goldfinger


BSR Contributor Since July 19, 2017

Jacqueline Goldfinger is a Philadelphia-based playwright who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and is the Director of Education for PlayPenn. Her award-winning work has been seen nationally and internationally at theaters including The Kennedy Center, The National Theatre (London/upcoming), La MaMa, New Georges, Azuka Theatre, Seattle Public, Capital Stage, Perseverance Theatre, PlayPenn, and The Lark (www.jacquelinegoldfinger.com).

Jacqueline Goldfinger is a Philadelphia-based playwright who teaches playwriting at the University of Pennsylvania and is the Director of Education for PlayPenn. Her plays include Babel (Smith Prize/current NNPN Commission), Bottle Fly (Yale-Horn Drama Prize, The National Theatre New Work Studio (upcoming), Yale Press publication (upcoming), PlayPenn New Play Conference, The Arsonists (Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage, La MaMa International Playwrights, NNPN Showcase, Sewanee Writers Conference, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, Perseverance Theatre, Azuka Theatre, Capital Stage, Know Theatre, Leah Ryan Prize runner-up, Blackburn Prize nomination), Click (current Vermont Stage Commission, current Weissberger Award nominee, Emerson Stage Residency, PTC McNally Award Commendation), Skin & Bone (Azuka Theatre, Bloomsberg Theatre Ensemble, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Arden Theatre Writer’s Room, Philadelphia Critics Award Best New Play), Slip/Shot (PlayPenn New Play Conference, The Lark’s Playwrights Week, Seattle Public, Flashpoint Theatre, Temple University, Barrymore Award Outstanding New Play, 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 PAFA. Her work has been supported by The Audrey Residency at New Georges, Drama League Residency, Yaddo, NEA ArtWorks, Independence Foundation, The Producer’s Fund, National New Play Network, Azuka Theatre Playwright-in-Residence Program, among others. 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) and Center Theatre Group (dramaturgy/new work intern). Read more about her work online: http://www.jacquelinegoldfinger.com/

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"You take those flies, put 'em in a bottle, name 'em, throw 'em out into the Gulf." (Illustration for BSR by Hannah Kaplan.)

BSR Scripts and Sips: Jacqueline Goldfinger's 'Bottle Fly'

Sweet and sour, Florida-style

The second in BSR's "Scripts and Sips" series is Jacqueline Goldfinger's 'Bottle Fly.' It's the tale of a Florida Gulf Coast couple, their disabled young ward, two lesbian tenants, and the bonds between them that stick like honey.
Jacqueline Goldfinger Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Jacqueline Goldfingerand Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

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