Archives

Michael Hollinger

Michael Hollinger

1024 1024 Play Penn
Ghost-Writer (PlayPenn, 2009)
Foundry Lead Artist

Michael Hollinger’s plays include Ghost-Writer,Opus, Tooth and Claw, Red Herring, Incorruptible,Tiny Island, and An Empty Plate in the Café Du Grand Boeuf, all of which premiered at Arden Theatre Company and have since enjoyed numerous productions around the country, in New York City and abroad.  His new translation of Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac (co-adapted with Aaron Posner) premiered in 2011 at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C.  A new musical, A Wonderful Noise (co-authored with Vance Lehmkuhl), premiered at Creede Repertory Theatre in 2009. Awards include a Steinberg New Play Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, a Mid-Atlantic Emmy, an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, four Barrymore Awards (including the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist), nominations for Lucille Lortel and John Gassner awards, and fellowships from the Independence Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  He is an associate professor of theatre at Villanova University, and a proud alumnus of New Dramatists. Michael will workshop his new musical TouchTones (co-authored with composer Robert Maggio) at the Arden in January, 2016.

Quinn Eli

Quinn Eli

1024 1024 Play Penn
Chasing Waves (PlayPenn, 2011)
Foundry Lead Artist

Quinn D. Eli grew up in the Bronx and lives now in Philadelphia. His short plays have appeared in Best American Ten-Minute Plays and been produced throughout the country. Longer works include the award-winning My Name is Bess, produced by Trustus Theatre; Hazardous, produced locally at Society Hill Playhouse; and Hot Black/Asian Action, a satire about sexual and racial stereotypes that premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival. The two-time recipient of Fellowships in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Eli has served as a Playwright-in-Residence at Plays & Players Theatre.

Jacqueline Goldfinger

Jacqueline Goldfinger

1024 1024 Play Penn
Bottle Fly (PlayPenn, 2017)
Slip/Shot (PlayPenn, 2011)
Director of Education
Foundry Lead Artist

Jacqueline Goldfinger is a playwright, dramaturg and the Director of Education at PlayPenn. Her plays include Babel (Smith Prize for Political Theater, current NNPN Commission),  Bottle Fly (Yale-Horn Drama Prize for Emerging Playwright, The National Theatre New Work Studio (London), Yale Press, PlayPenn New Play Conference, Wilma Theatre Hothouse), The Arsonists (Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage, La MaMa (NYC/Umbria), NNPN Showcase, Sewanee Writers Conference, Disquiet (Lisbon), Kenyon Playwrights Conference, Perseverance Theatre, Azuka Theatre, Capital Stage, Know Theatre, Benchmark Theatre, Leah Ryan Prize Runner-up, Blackburn Prize nomination), Click (current Weissberger Award nominee, Emerson Stage Residency, Drama League Residency, McNally Award Commendation), Skin & Bone (Azuka Theatre, Bloomsberg Theatre Ensemble, Orlando Shakespeare PlayFest, Arden Theatre Writer’s Room, Philadelphia Critics Award Best New Play), Slip/Shot (PlayPenn New Play Conference, The Lark’s Playwrights Week, Seattle Public, Flashpoint Theatre, Temple University, Montgomery College, Barrymore Award Outstanding New Play, Brown Martin Award, Weissberger Nomination), The Oath (Manhattan Theatre Works, Acadiana Rep, Last Frontier Writers Conference), and The Terrible Girls (Azuka Theatre, Spotlight Theatre, NYC International Fringe Festival, San Diego Playwrights Collective). Her work has been supported by The Audrey Residency at New Georges, Yaddo Residency, NEA ArtWorks, Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, among others. She is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.