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Playing God: Jacqueline Goldfinger talks about her newest play

Playing God: Jacqueline Goldfinger talks about her newest play

Commissioned by National New Play Network, Jacqueline Goldfinger’s BABEL comes to Theatre Exile in a couple weeks as part of a rolling world premiere with five other theaters across the country. The winner of the Smith Prize for Political Theater, the latest play by one of Philadelphia’s best-regarded playwrights tackles the moral questions behind modern eugenics and asks how far we will go when playing God? Phindie talked to Jackie about the themes and inspirations behind her new work.

Goldfinger introduces a reading of BABEL at an Independence Foundation Fellowship event. The play was partially written while on an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. Photo by Kate Raines.

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