2020 Residency in partnership with P45
We at The MITTEN Lab are proud to strengthen our partnership with our friends at Parallel 45 Theatre this summer by hosting their inaugural commissioned playwright and MITTEN Lab alumna '17, Jacqueline Goldfinger, in a special residency at the Lab from July 10 – 19, 2020 to develop a new play with director and MITTEN Lab Co-Founding Artistic Director, Katherine M. Carter.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, P45’s 2020 Summer Theatre Festival and the 2020 MITTEN Lab have been canceled, however the two organizations are still committed to creating a safe, creative space to collaborate and support artists this year.
The July residency will culminate in a staged reading via live stream followed by a talkback with Goldfinger and Carter. Throughout the week, MITTEN Lab will offer rare insight into Goldfinger’s development process with virtual fireside chats hosted on social media. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates!
Jacqueline Goldfinger (she/they) is a 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, Brown Martin Award, Barrymore Award, and Philadelphia Critics Award. Her plays have been on The Kilroy’s List. She's been nominated for the Weissberger Award, Blackburn Prize, and Foote Prize. Her book, Bottle Fly, published by Yale Press, was a finalist at the International Book Awards. Her plays have been developed at theaters including: New Georges/Off-Broadway, The National Theatre/London, The Kennedy Center, La MaMa, Disquiet/Lisbon, McCarter Theater, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Barrow Group/Off-Broadway, and Kansas City Rep. Her plays have been produced at theaters including: Perseverance Theatre, The Court Theatre/New Zealand, Contemporary American Theatre Festival (upcoming), Capital Stage Company, Hangar Theatre (upcoming), The Seattle Public, Theatre Exile, Unicorn Theatre, The Vortex, and the NYC International Fringe Festival. Her work is published by Yale Press, Samuel French/Concord Theatricals, Playscripts, and Smith & Krause. Her work has been supported by YADDO, Opera America, National Endowment for the Arts, The Millay Colony, The Lark’s Playwrights Week, Audrey Residency, Drama League, and The Mitten Lab, among others. She is currently working on a new opera with composer Melissa Dunphy which will world premiere at Oberlin Opera in 2023, and is currently commissioned by P45, The Wilma Theatre, The Kennedy Center, and Florida Studio Theater. www.jacquelinegoldfinger.com