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 been seen at Manhattan Theatre Club, Cherry Lane, Culture Project, Julia Miles Theater (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), Clamour Theatre (FL), Pacific Theatre (Vancouver), TischAsia (Singapore), NYMF, on Ellis and Liberty Islands, at the U.N. and on Equity TYA tours.
Dana’s full-length play DAUGHTERS of the SEXUAL REVOLUTION is in development for television. Her play GO DOWN, MOSES was just selected for both Brave New World Rep’s Brave New Works Festival (March, 2021) and the PCS New Play Festival in Pennsylvania (Summer, 2021). Monologues from several of Dana’s plays will be published by Applause Books in the anthology “She Persisted” (due in 2021).
Dana is a librettist in the BMI/Lehmann Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and a playwright member of The Workshop Theater. She has been a member of the Playwrights Lab at Women’s Project, NewShoe & the Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation Emerging Playwrights Lab. Dana holds MFA degrees in both Playwriting and Poetry, each of which were funded by full writing fellowships. Dana is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. For more information, please visit www.danalesliegoldstein.com. Agent: Michael Moore, (212) 221-0400, Michael@MichaelMooreAgency.com
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MORE ABOUT ME
The most gratifying moment for me as an audience member is when I recognize my own emotional experience on stage. The most gratifying moment for me as a writer is when an audience member feels that I've told their story. I love that connection between the work and the viewer. It's something I seek out and something I strive for.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
My play "Go Down, Moses" will be in two upcoming new play festivals, and I continue to revise it toward production. I'm also working on a new musical adaptation of Debbie Macomber's "A Girl's Guide to Moving On". Two of my short plays ("Natural" and "The God Part") are being turned into short films. And I'm adapting my play "Daughters of the Sexual Revolution" into a pilot for television.
Jewish, Political, Historical, Feminist, Dramedy, Family Disfunction, Musical