Studio X-hibition New Play Development 2018/2019

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by Jacqueline Goldfinger

Monday, March 11, 2019
Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street

Jacqueline Goldfinger (she/her/hers) is a playwright, dramaturg, and co-Founder of The Foundry @ PlayPenn. She grew up in the rural South and prefers all things fried. Primarily known for her work in the Southern Gothic genre, she has also written Drama and Sci-Fi plays as well as adapted classic literature for the stage. She is an Affiliated Artist at New Georges and The Lark Playwright’s Center. She is a member of the writers’ labs at Azuka Theatre and The Barrow Group. She won the Yale Drama Prize, Smith Prize, Brown Martin Award, Barrymore Award, and Philadelphia Critics Award. She’s been nominated for the Weissberger Award, Blackburn Prize, and Foote Prize, and was 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, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, and Kansas City Rep. Her plays have been produced by theaters including: Perseverance Theatre, Capital Stage Company, Azuka Theatre, The Seattle Public, Manhattan Theatre Works, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Acadia Repertory Theatre, Simpatico Theatre, Know Theatre, Thrown Stone Theatre, and the NYC International Fringe Festival. Her plays are published by Yale Press, Samuel French, Playscripts, Smith & Krause, and Blackbird Literary Journal. You can also read her work on the New Play Exchange. Her work has been supported by Yaddo, NEA, Audrey Residency, The Drama League, Emerson Stage, PlayPenn New Work Conference, Sewanee Writers Conference, and The Mitten Lab, among others. As a dramaturg, she has worked with companies including PlayPenn, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Native Voices, and La Jolla Playhouse (assistant dramaturg). She teaches writing at University of Pennsylvania and also teaches a playwriting workshop for MFA Playwrights at Temple University. She sits on the Boards of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and The Directors Gathering. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild. For more information: www.jacquelinegoldfinger.com

by James Ijames

Monday, March 18, 2019
Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street

James Ijames is a Philadelphia based performer and playwright. He has appeared regionally in productions at The Arden Theatre Company, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, The Wilma Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Mauckingbird Theatre Company, and People’s Light and Theatre. James is the 2011 F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Artist recipient, a 2011 Independence Foundation Fellow, a 2015 Pew Fellow for Playwriting, the 2015 winner of the Terrance McNally New Play Award for WHITE and a 2017 recipient of the Whiting Award.  James is a founding member of Orbiter 3, Philadelphia’s first playwright producing collective. James is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University and resides in South Philadelphia. For more information: http://www.jamesijames.com

by Bruce Graham

Monday, March 25, 2019
Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street

BRUCE GRAHAM (AUTHOR) – PLAYS: BurkieEarly One Evening at the Rainbow Bar & GrilleMoon Over the BreweryMinor DemonsBelmont Avenue Social ClubAccording to GoldmmanDesperate AffectionStella and LouCoyote on a FenceThe Champagne Charlie StakesFunnymanThe CraftsmanNorth of the BoulevardRizzoThe Philly FanSanctions. Graham has won consecutive Barrymore Awards for Best New Play (Something IntangibleAny Given Monday) the Joseph Jefferson Award (The Outgoing Tide) and a Jeff nomination for White Guy on the BusWhite Guy on the Bus is currently nominated for the “Offie” – London’s version of the Obie Award. His new play, Gary, opens next fall at the Eagle Theater. Graham recently returned to acting appearing as Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias, Ernie in Rumors, Eddie in Lost in Yonkers, Richard in Time Stands Still, Milt in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Artie in Hurlyburly and Arthur in Pterodactyls. MOVIES: Dunston Checks InAnastasiaHunt for the Unicorn Killer. TELEVISION: RoseanneLeg WorkCedar CoveThe Most Wonderful Time of the YearTrading ChristmasThe Good Witch. Along with Michele Volansky he is the author of The Collaborative Playwright. Graham is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and teaches playwriting and film courses at Drexel University. He divides his time between Elkton, Maryland and South Philly with Stephanie.

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