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D A N A L E S L I E G O L D S T E I N

PLAYWRITING RESUME-2018

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

Member Playwright, The Workshop Theater (January, 2005 – present)

Member, NewShoe Women Playwrights & Directors Collective (January, 2008 – present)

Playwrights’ Lab, The Women’s Project & Productions, New York, NY (1995 – 2003)

Lyricist, BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, New York, NY (1998-2001)

Full Member, The Dramatists Guild (current)

 

RELATED EMPLOYMENT:

Managing Director, The Workshop Theater (April, 2016 – present)

Playwright-in-Residence & Executive Director, Theater Garden, Ltd. (1997 – present)

Playwriting & Musical Theatre Lyric Writing Instructor, City Lights Youth Theatre

Playwriting & Poetry Instructor, A Company of Writers, Cambridge, MA

Playwriting & Theatre History Teaching Assistant, Brandeis University

Poetry Instructor, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 

EDUCATION:    

M.F.A., Playwriting, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (full scholarship to attend)

M.F.A., Poetry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (full scholarship to attend)

B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

 

ORIGINAL PLAYS & MUSICALS (including production history & awards):

 

DAUGHTERS of the SEXUAL REVOLUTION

  • Optioned and in development for Broadway, starring Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield and Sarah Steele. Industry events at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY (January & April, 2018).
  • Excerpt published in “Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2017”, Smith & Kraus Publishers.
  • Chosen for development through The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation Emerging Writers Lab, New York, NY (2017).
  • Stage reading presented at The Players Club, Swarthmore, PA (September, 2016).
  • Stage reading presented at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, NY (April, 2016).
  • Main Stage Production, an AEA Showcase, The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (Fall, 2015).
  • Play in Process Production, an AEA Showcase, The Workshop Theater, NY, NY (October, 2013).
  • Public Staged Readings, The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (February-March, 2013).

 

LIBERTY, a monumental new musical – librettist and lyricist (music by Jonathan Goldstein)

  • Private Backers’ Event before re-opening off-Broadway in 2018-2019, New York, NY (March, 2018).
  • Excerpts performed at Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY (March, 2018).
  • New York Immigration Coalition Events, starring Wé McDonald (The Voice) and Madison Lagares (On Your Feet!), New York, NY, February, 2018. To view the video, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW7pQJO5OFc&feature=youtu.be
  • Limited Off-Broadway run at 42West, New York, NY (Summer, 2016).
  • Limited Off-Broadway run at Theatre 80/St. Mark’s, New York, NY (Fall, 2015).
  • Theatre 80 original cast recording by Broadway records, available on itunes, at Amazon.com and through Broadway Records at http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/liberty
  • Licensing available through Miracle or 2 Productions.
  • Excerpts performed at the Sons of Italy, New York, NY (October, 2013).
  • Full Production, Warner Theater Center, Torrington, CT (June – July, 2012).
  • Excerpts performed at the National Celebration of the Statue of Liberty’s 125th Birthday, Liberty Island – introduced by Sigourney Weaver, hosted by Michael Feinstein; with Lewis Grosso (Mary Poppins), Esther Stilwell (Spamalot) and the Liberty PS 125 Contest Winners Brooklyn High School of the Arts (October, 2011).
  • Excerpts performed at the annual benefit for The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, NY (June, 2011).
  • Staged Readings at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, New York, NY (May, 2011).
  • Special Performance for The United Nations Women’s Committee, New York, NY (January, 2011).
  • Special Performance at The Polish Consulate for gathering of the European Consul Generals (November, 2010) – starring Chelsea Stock (The Little Mermaid).
  • World Yacht Cruise Event to celebrate the Statue of Liberty’s 124th birthday (October, 2010), starring Chelsea Stock and members of the workshop cast.
  • Performance at Broadway Stands For Freedom, an event sponsored by the NY Civil Liberties Union (with Dee Roscioli and the Broadway Youth Chorus).
  • Performance at the Humanitarian Awards Dinner of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, starring Diana DeGarmo (Hair, American Idol) and members of the workshop cast.
  • Equity Workshop Production at The New 42nd Street Studios (April, 2010) – starring Dee Roscioli (Wicked), Ryan Duncan (Shrek), Mark Aldrich (Ragtime), Leah Horowitz (Les Miz), Adam Monley (Mamma Mia), Beth McVey (Beauty and the Beast), Suzanne Grodner (Bye Bye, Birdie), Mingo Long (South Pacific) and Lewis Grosso – workshop cast is under contract for the 2013 off-Broadway opening.
  • Multimedia Concert Presentation, Acorn Theatre, New York Musical Theatre Festival, September 29th, 2009 (Starring Diana DeGarmo).
  • Songs from LIBERTY performed by Sasha Allen (Hair) at Celebration Re-opening the Statue of Liberty’s crown; Liberty Island, July 4th, 2009 (performance introduced by Ken Burns).
  • Backers’ Auditions, May 2009; Snapple Theatre Center, NY, NY; General Management by La Vie Productions; Theresa Wozunk, Producer.
  • Concert Readings in Mayor Bloomberg’s Fifth Annual Immigrant Heritage Week, Algonquin Theater Company, NY, NY (April, 2008).
  • Concert Reading, University Settlement House, NY, NY (November, 2007).
  • Concert Reading, Dramatists Guild, NY, NY (November, 2007).
  • AEA Showcase Production, The Workshop Theater, NY, NY (October, 2006).
  • Concert Reading, The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (June, 2006).
  • In-house Readings and Workshop Development at The Workshop Theater, NY, NY (2005).
  • Prior readings at Broadway Theater Institute, The Actors Studio, The Women’s Project.

Please visit http://www.libertythemusical.com

 

GO DOWN, MOSES

  • Developmental Intensive, with mentorship from Stephen McKinley Henderson, The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (May, 2018).
  • Public Staged Readings, The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (2015-2017).

 

MIXED RELIEF, a new play about the Federal Writers Project

Commissioned by WomenArts and written in collaboration with Suzanne Bennett, Jill Campbell, Marya Cohn, Michele Aldin Kushner & Andrea Lepcio

  • Excerpt by Dana Leslie Goldstein starring Lynn Cohen performed at The Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY (March, 2018).
  • produced as part of LaborFest, by the Bay Area Advisory Committee of Actors Equity Association, San Francisco, CA (July, 2012)
  • Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA (October, 2010)
  • The Cherry Lane Theatre, Premiere Performance for SWAN DAY 2010 (March, 2010), starring Lynn Cohen

 

CYCLONE and the Pig-Faced Lady – librettist and lyricist (music by Rima Fand)

  • In development with Theatrum Mundi Productions, New York, NY (2018).
  • Concert Readings, The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (June, 2015).
  • New York Musical Theater Festival, AEA Showcase Production, The Barrow Group Theater, NY, NY (Sept.-Oct. 2008).
  • Official Selection of the Next Link Project, NYMF (spring, 2008).
  • Concert Reading, City Lights Youth Theatre, NY, NY (June, 2007).
  • Concert Reading, National Comedy Theatre, Algonquin Productions, NY, NY (Feb, 2007).
  • Concert Reading, York Theatre Company, NY, NY (February, 2006).
  • Finalist, The Eugene O’Neill Music Theatre Conference (2005).
  • In-house Readings and Workshop Development at The Women’s Project & Productions, NY, NY, and The Workshop Theater Company (ongoing).
  • Theatre Four (The Julia Miles Theatre), New York, NY – Reading produced by The Women’s Project & Productions (March, 2004).
  • Theatre Four (The Julia Miles Theatre), New York, NY – Reading produced by The Women’s Project & Productions (November, 2003).
  • WINNER of The Women’s Project and Productions Collaboration Initiative Grant (with Director Elysa Marden (January, 2003).
  • Soundtrack CD available upon request.

Please visit http://www.cyclonethemusical.com

 

SUBURBAN NIGHTMARES

  • Excerpt published in “Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2018”, Smith & Kraus Publishers.

 

PRETEND

  • Produced in The Unconventional Convention, Theater for the New City, NY, NY (October, 2016).
  • presented as part of Super Shorts, The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (December, 2013).
  • presented as part of Quickies, four short explorations into Human Sexuality, The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (January, 2013).
  • Workshop production, Theatre Four, New York, NY (June, 1999).
  • Chosen by The Women’s Project & Productions for Tandem Acts 1999.

 

BURN

  • Produced at The Drama Lab, Andover, MA (Fall, 2016)
  • Pacific Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – produced as part of Stones Throw, an evening of short plays (November, 2005).
  • Hepburn Zoo, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT – produced as finale of The Philadelphia Burn, an evening of six short plays, including work by Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, David Ives, etc. (October, 2002).
  • Published in “Rowing to America and sixteen other short plays”, Smith & Kraus Publishers (2002).
  • Workshop Production, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY (June, 1997).
  • Chosen by The Women’s Project & Productions for Tandem Acts 1997.

 

 

 

EAT DESSERT FIRST

  • Main Stage Production, part of A La Carte, an evening of short plays inspired by food, an AEA Showcase, The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (Spring, 2015).

 

GATEWAY FOR ASHES

  • Play in Process (PIP) Production, as part of “You Are Here!”, The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (May, 2013).
  • Workshop Production, Women Centerstage at The Culture Project, The Salon, New York, NY (July, 1996).
  • Workshop Production, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY (June, 1996).
  • Chosen by The Women’s Project & Productions for Tandem Acts 1996.

 

NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM

  • International Presentation, TischAsia, Singapore (February, 2012)
  • MainStage Production, an AEA Showcase, The Workshop Theater, NY, NY (October, 2009)
  • WINNER, New England New Play Competition
  • Nominated by The Workshop Theater for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • Public Staged Readings, The Workshop Theater, NY, NY (March, 2009 & June, 2008)
  • Staged Reading – Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, NY (December, 2002).
  • Staged Reading, produced by The Partnership for Jewish Life – The Lark Theatre, New York, NY – (April, 1999)
  • Co-Sponsored Public Reading – Jewish Theatre of the South and the Playwriting Center of Theater Emory, Atlanta, GA (March, 1999)
  • AEA Showcase Production, produced by Theatre Asylum – Pulse Ensemble Theatre, New York, NY (April, 1998)
  • Staged Reading starring Lee Richardson – The Women’s Project & Productions, New York, NY (February, 1997)
  • Staged Reading, presented by The Theatre Asylum – The Gene Frankel Theatre, New York, NY (December, 1996)
  • Chosen by The Huntington Theatre Company for the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs for the Americas (LMDA) National Script Exchange (January, 1996)
  • Staged Reading, presented by The Women’s Project & Productions – The Theatre Row Theatre (November, 1995)
  • Workshop Production – The Vineyard Playhouse, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (December 1994)
  • Public Staged Reading – The Vineyard Playhouse, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (October, 1994)
  • Public Staged Reading – The Laurie Theatre, Brandeis University (May, 1994)

 

SOMEBODY IN AMERICA: a New Ellis Island Musical – Playwright, Lyricist & Teacher (Music by John Bronston; written with students of The Origins Project, ages 11-19)

  • Commissioned by City Lights Youth Theatre, NY, NY (Summer, 2009)
  • Excerpts performed at Celebration Re-opening the Statue of Liberty’s crown – Liberty Island, July 4th, 2009
  • Student Performances, Ellis Island, NY, NY (August, 2009)
  • Additional performances at City Lights Youth Theatre & on Ellis Island, September, 2009
  • Professional Recording available October, 2009

 

WITH NOTHING BUT A DREAM: Stories from Ellis Island – Playwright & Teacher (written with students of The Origins Project, ages 14-19)

  • Commissioned by City Lights Youth Theatre, NY, NY (Summer, 2008)
  • Student Performances, Ellis Island, NY, NY (August 2008)
  • Invited to be in residence and perform again at Ellis Island in Summer, 2009
  • Commissioned to develop With Nothing But A Dream into a musical to premiere in 2009

 

EAST SIDE STORIES – Playwright & Teacher (written with students of The Origins Project)

  • Commissioned by City Lights Youth Theatre, NY, NY (Summer, 2007)
  • Student Performances, The Museum of the City of New York, NY, NY (August 2007)

 

STONE SOUP

  • produced as part of “Cold Snaps”, the Winter Short Play Festival at The Workshop Theater, New York, NY (December, 2005).

 

EVERYDAY HERO, an AtrainMusical – librettist (music and lyrics by Jeremy Shonfeld)

  • Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, NY – produced by AtrainPlays in conjunction with The New York Musical Theatre Festival (September, 2004).

 

ORANGES and BLUES

  • New Dramatists, New York, NY – Reading produced by The League of Professional Theatre Women, directed by Bryna Wortman (October, 2003).

 

TRAINWASHED, an AtrainMusical – librettist (music and lyrics by Tim Carless)

  • Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, NY – produced by AtrainPlays (September, 2003).

 

FLESH of my FLESH

  • Center Stage, New York, NY – produced by Mothers Finding, a division of Woman Seeking Theatre Company (November, 2003).

 

THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM, a play with songs – librettist & lyricist (music by Jonathan Goldstein)

  • The Culture Project at 45 Bleecker, New York, NY – produced as part of Women CenterStage (July, 2002)
  • Theatre Four, New York, NY – Workshop production (April, 2002)
  • Chosen by The Women’s Project & Productions for Tandem Acts 2002

 

TENANTS

  • La Plaza Cultural Outdoor Amphitheater, New York, NY – Production (August, 1997).
  • Chosen by BluePrint Theater for inclusion in Street, a festival of new plays (August, 1997).
  • Published by Aardvark Press, New York, NY (August, 1997).

 

STRANGERS ON A PLANE

  • The Spingold Theatre, Brandeis University – Production (October, 1992)
  • Chosen for inclusion in subscription season
  • Merrick Theatre, Brandeis University Festival of the Arts – Production (April, 1992)

 

COURTING

  • WINNER, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Prize for Excellence in Playwriting (1993)
  • WINNER, Different Voices New Play Award (1992)
  • WINNER, ACTF New Play Award (1993)
  • Finalist, Leo Yassenoff Award for Playwriting (1994)
  • Finalist, Wichita State University National Playwriting Award (1993)
  • American College Theatre Festival, Plymouth State University – Staged Reading (January,1993)
  • The Neighborhood Playhouse, Decatur, GA – Staged Reading (December, 1992)