Arsonist (Paperback)

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Arsonist (Paperback)

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The Arsonists is a lyrical Southern Gothic tale inspired by Electra about a father-daughter arson team who escapes to the Florida Everglades. It's a provocative journey from grief to redemption that delves into the primal bond between parent and child, and explores if that bond can ever truly be broken.

Jacqueline Goldfinger's a playwright, storyteller and poet. She teaches playwriting at the University of Pennsylvania. She won the Yale-Horn Drama Prize for Emerging Playwright, Smith Prize for Political Theater, Virginia Brown Martin Award for Social Justice, Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play and Philadelphia Critics Award for Best New Play. She has been nominated for the Weissberger Award, Blackburn Prize, and Foote Prize. Her work has been seen at New Georges, The National Theatre (London), Arden Theatre Company, Azuka Theatre Company, Seattle Public, Florida Studio Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Capital Stage, Disquiet (Lisbon), Perseverance Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Works, among others. Her work has been supported by YADDO, National Endowment for the Arts, Independence Foundation, The Mitten Lab, Passage Theatre PlayLab, National New Play Network, among others. She holds a MFA in Screen and Television Writing from the University of Southern California, and a BA in English Literature-Theater from Agnes Scott College. Read more about her work at: www.jacquelinegoldfinger.com CASTING 1m, 1f M - 20s, female, any race, plays guitar, sings a little H - 50s, male,any race, plays guitar, sings a little
Product Details ISBN: 9780573706981
ISBN-10: 0573706980
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 44
Language: English
"Jacqueline Goldfinger’s spellbinding new play […] The Arsonists, put me in mind of a kind of gender-reversed Sam Shepard […] There is a sense here that the playwright honors a history of theater (the Greeks, Shepard, also Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra), but it’s also contemporary. Best of all, Goldfinger’s voice is distinctly, wonderfully her own.” - Philadelphia Magazine, Read More

“Haunting and primal […] The Arsonists is an impactful, spine-chilling meditation on the age-old themes of life and death, the power that nature holds over humanity, and the ties that bind father to daughter.” - DC Metro Arts

“The Arsonists packs a strong punch […] the play is edgy and thought-provoking […] This is not a play for the faint of heart.” - Broadway World

“This is not a ‘wordy’ play, but each bit of dialogue is pure gold.” - Davis Enterprise