Dana Leslie Goldstein

Dana Leslie Goldstein

Playwright and Lyricist Dana Leslie Goldstein has won the New England New Play Competition, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Playwriting Prize, Different Voices New Play Award, ACTF New Play Award, Henry Hoyns Poetry Fellowship, AWP Intro Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize and numerous development grants.  Her work has been seen at Manhattan Theatre Club, Cherry Lane, Culture Project, Women’s Project, The York, Theatre80, Theater for the New City, New Dramatists, Center Stage, BMI, Vineyard Playhouse, Pulse, Theater Row Theatre, Gene Frankel Theatre, The Barrow Group, Acorn Theatre, The Lark, Beckett Theatre, Neighborhood Playhouse, The Workshop Theater, Torn Page, Nuyorican Poets Café, Estrogenius Festival, Brave New World Rep, Players Club of Swarthmore (PA), Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga (TN), Clamour Theatre (FL), American Stage Company (FL), Left Edge Theatre (CA), Spooky Action Theatre (DC), Pacific Theatre (Vancouver, Canada), TischAsia (Singapore), Baggage Productions (Melbourne, Australia), Red Brick Theatre (Manchester, U.K.), at the Columbus Black Theatre Festival (OH), the New York Musical Theatre Festival, on Ellis and Liberty Islands, at the U.N. and on Equity TYA tours. 

Next Stage Press has published Dana’s full-length play “Daughters of the Sexual Revolution” after previously publishing “Birth, Death & Bourbon: 3 Short Plays by Dana Leslie Goldstein”.  Dana’s play “The God Part” is published in “Best Short Plays of 2021” (Smith & Kraus).  Monologues from several of Dana’s plays appear in the 2022 and 2023 editions of “Best Men’s Stage Monologues” and “Best Women’s Stage Monologues” (Smith & Kraus), as well as in previous years’ editions.  Dana’s monologues also appear in the anthology “She Persisted”, published by Applause Books in 2021.

Dana is a librettist in the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, a playwright member of PlayGround-NY, Brave New World Rep and The Workshop Theater, as well as an alum of the Playwrights Lab at Women’s Project, NewShoe and DVRF.  Dana holds MFA degrees in Playwriting and Poetry, both funded by full writing fellowships.  Dana is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.  For more information, visit www.danalesliegoldstein.com

Agent: Michael Moore, [email protected]  

Listen to Dana’s interview with Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga’s podcast hosts Dana Colagiovanni and Christy Tipton for the Lights Up! performance of FRAGILE. For more, go to: https://shows.acast.com/etclightsup and www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com

Watch Dana’s interview with Clamour Theatre’s Artistic Director Elaine Smith.