Jacqueline Goldfinger

Jacqueline Goldfinger (she/they) is a Philadelphia-based playwright and librettist who grew up in the rural South and is best known for her work in the Southern Gothic genre. She won the Yale Drama Prize, Smith Prize, Generations Award, Barrymore Award, and Philadelphia Critics Award. Her work has been seen at: New Georges/Off-Broadway, The National Theatre/London, Wilma Theatre, Disquiet/Lisbon, McCarter Theater, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Perseverance Theatre, The Court Theatre/New Zealand, The Seattle Public, Unicorn Theatre, The Vortex, and the NYC International Fringe Festival. She is currently commissioned by The Wilma Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Oberlin Opera, EST/Sloan Foundation, and Florida Studio Theater.

I am over-the-moon to share the pre-order link with you for “Playwriting with Purpose: A Guide and Workbook for New Playwrights.” It’s made for both individual use, and use in the classroom.

Here is the pre-order link:

Teachers can request a free inspection copy here:

It will be available on August 15, 2021 at all book sellers.


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