Jacqueline Goldfinger


A pub comedy for the enthusiastically inebriated and sexually active. In this series of wickedly comic monologues, eight women go on gloriously drunken quests to explore their sexual identities in search of the eternal orgasm of self-knowledge.


A Southern Gothic love triangle with a surreal twist: A husband returns home from prison to discover that his wife cheated on him while he was away. While dealing with her betrayal, we learn the family shame and secrets behind his imprisonment. Inspired by the dime store pulp novels of the '50s.


In this 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.


Selected plays from the annual festival of new plays by women.

Jacqueline Goldfinger is a Barrymore Award-winning Philadelphia playwright and the Director of Education at PlayPenn. She also co-founded The Foundry and is the Playwright-in-Residence at Azuka Theatre. Her new play Skin & Bone will be published in New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2014 and she is currently working on a commission for the 2015 Women’s Voices Festival in Washington DC. Her recent play, Slip/Shot, won the Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play. Slip/Shot was also nominated for Weissberger Award, developed at PlayPenn and the Lark's Playwrights' Week, and featured in American Theatre Magazine. Her other original plays include The Oath (Manhattan Theatre Works), the terrible girls (Azuka Theatre) and The Burning Season (Winner, New Plays for the 21st Century Award). She has been a finalist/semi-finalist for the Leah Ryan Playwriting Prize, the Terrence McNally Award, the Haas Award, New Dramatists, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Seven Devils, Next Generation Playwrights Award, and the Stone New Play Award.