Skin and Bone

Skin and Bone
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Tue., Mar. 22 & Wed., Mar. 23 at 7:30 pm

A new play by Florida native, Jacqueline Goldfinger


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SKIN & BONE is a new comedy that recently won Best New Play at the Philadelphia Critics Awards. In this full-length play, elderly twins sisters Midge and Madge run a broken down bed and breakfast that has a date with the wrecking ball. When a young woman appears, searching for clues about a former guest, a storm of memories begins to brew and all three women stumble down a dark and dusty road of a past better left hidden. SKIN & BONE explores the mutability of memory and the laughter that comes from the fractured remembrances of our journey through life.

Winner, Best New Play, Philadelphia Critics Awards

Named “Best of Philadelphia Theater 2014” by the Philadelphia Weekly

“[Goldfinger] has displayed a knack for blackly comic eccentricity, decay, and alienation the wretched likes of which haven’t been seen since William Faulkner. In the dark genre, her plays’ flippant humor, the genuine laugh lines, are a treat.” -Philadelphia Inquirer

“Jacqueline Goldfinger, Philadelphia’s finest female playwright, returned to her southern Gothic roots with this wonderfully depraved affair. A unique blend of the most terrible and tender sides of human behavior, Skin and Bone was a collision between Arsenic and Old Lace and The Dukes of Hazzard. Under Allison Heishman’s direction, Maureen Torsney-Weir and the hugely underrated Drucie McDaniel portrayed two sisters with more grit and vigor than many male characters could muster.” -Philadelphia Weekly


About Florida playwright, Jacqueline Goldfinger:

goldfingerJacqueline 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. She’s represented by Amy Wagner at Abrams Artists Agency. Read more about her work:

Jacqueline Goldfinger’s new play, The Arsonists, is currently a finalist for the Leah Ryan FEWW Prize and nominated for the Weissberger Award. It was a 2015 Blackburn nominee.

Her work has been presented and/or produced by The Kennedy Center, La MaMa, FringeArts, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Barrington Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theatre, Seattle Public, Azuka Theatre, National Women’s Voices Festival, Manhattan Theatre Works, Theatre Exile, 1812 Productions, Unexpected Stage, Passage Theatre, InterAct, North Coast Rep, Flashpoint, Acadiana Rep, Vermont Stage Company, Tiny Dynamite, the New York International Fringe Festival, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, BTE, among others.

She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist and her work is supported by YADDO, the Independence Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National New Play Network, the Lark’s Playwrights Week, PlayPenn New Play Conference, La MaMa Umbria, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, Women’s Work Project, Last Frontier Theater Conference, and the Sewanee Writers Conference.

Her newest play, Fresh, was recently awarded Special Recognition for Outstanding Work-in-Progress by the Terrence McNally Award. Her drama Slip/Shot won a Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play and the Brown Martin Award. Her comedy Skin & Bone won Best New Play at the Philadelphia Critics Awards. Her family play, Enter Bogart: The Most Spectacularly Misfit Adventure in the History of High School Crime, won the ICWP Award for Comedy.  She’s been nominated for the Blackburn Prize and the Weissberger Award.


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