Upstage Left | Intimate Conversations with New York Theater

An Interview with Playwright: Jaclyn Backhaus

July 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 8
Upstage Left | Intimate Conversations with New York Theater
An Interview with Playwright: Jaclyn Backhaus
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Upstage Left | Intimate Conversations with New York Theater
An Interview with Playwright: Jaclyn Backhaus
Jul 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 8
Rachel Lin | Jaclyn Backhaus
Jaclyn Backhaus chats with Rachel Lin about
Show Notes

Jaclyn Backhaus is the 2018 Horton Foote prizewinner for her play India Pale Ale. Her play Men on Boats has been produced at Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks, Playwrights Horizons, & regionally in the US. Her new play Wives will be opening Playwrights Horizons' 2019-2020 season, running from August 23-October 6. She is a co-founder of Fresh Ground Pepper, a theater company committed to developing new work, and a member of the Kilroys.

Listen in as Jaclyn and Rachel talk about how she came to realize playwriting was her path, the challenges of moving her work to more established institutions, and how she's allergic to Final Draft.

Info & Tickets for Wives available here.