Jacquelyn Reingold

Playwright, TV, Film Writer

Jacquelyn Reingold writes for theatre and television. She was a writer/producer for BRAINDEAD, created by Robert and Michele King, which aired on CBS in 2016, and is streaming on Amazon. She wrote for Netflix's GRACE AND FRANKIE, created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. Other TV writing includes: NBC's SMASH (Executive Producer, Theresa Rebeck), HBO's Peabody Award winning IN TREATMENT (Executive Producer, Warren Leight), writing the "Mia" episodes for Emmy nominated Hope Davis and Gabriel Byrne. Recent plays include: I KNOW in Ensemble Studio Theatre's One-act Marathon and UP AND DOWN for Christine Jones' Theatre for One. Other plays include STRING FEVER at Ensemble Studio Theatre, starring Cynthia Nixon and Evan Handler, also produced at Playhouse West in California, and in Washington DC at Theatre J. She wrote an episode of the serialized play, CEDAR CITY FALLS, created and produced by Liz Tuccillo. Her one-acts THEY FLOAT UP, and A VERY VERY SHORT PLAY were produced in '10 and '08 at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Another one-act 2B (OR NOT 2B) was produced at The Actors Theatre of Louisville in 2009. Her full length play, A STORY ABOUT A GIRL was part of the JAW Playwrights Festival at Portland Center Stage, Oregon, and was workshopped at The Williamstown Theatre in '13. Her other plays: GIRL GONE, 2B (OR NOT 2B), ACAPULCO, FOR-EVERETT, DEAR KENNETH BLAKE, DOTTIE AND RICHIE, TUNNEL OF LOVE, JILEY & LEDNERG, JOE AND STEW'S THEATRE, LOST AND FOUND, A.M.L., and FREEZE TAG have been produced or workshopped in New York at the MCC Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Naked Angels, HB Playwrights Theatre, the Drama League at HERE, All Seasons Theatre, Atlantic Theatre, and the Working Theatre; in Los Angeles; at theatres across the country; in London, Berlin, Belgrade, New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong.

Other television includes: NBC's "Law & Order Criminal Intent," "Miss Match," MTV's "Daria," and the Discovery Channel's miniseries "Gold Fever." Her one-act plays: 2B (OR NOT 2B), A VERY VERY SHORT PLAY, I KNOW, and DEAR KENNETH BLAKE have been recorded for public radio/podcast for Playing On Air.

Awards include a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) playwriting grant, commissions from Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Foundation, New Dramatists' Joe Callaway Award and Whitfield Cook Award, the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays' Roger Stevens Award, two Drama-Logue Awards, and the Greenwall Foundation's Oscar Ruebhausen Commission. She has been a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Heideman Award, the Denver Center Theatre's Francesca Primus Prize, and received an Honorable Mention for the Jane Chambers Award. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Hermitage Arts Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, and the Edward Albee Foundation. She is an alum of New Dramatists, and a current member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Jacquelyn's work has been published in two "Women Playwrights: The Best Plays," several "Best American Short Plays," various "Best Monologues," "Shorter, Faster, Funnier," "Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays," "The Quarterly," "O, The Oprah Magazine," and by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, and Smith and Kraus. A collection of her one-act plays THINGS BETWEEN US is published by Dramatists Play Service.

Jacquelyn teaches writing at New York University, and has taught at: Columbia University, Ohio University, Fordham University, Goddard College, the Stonybrook-Southampton Writers Conference, and Oberlin College. She has written and directed many plays with the Hell's Kitchen kids of The 52nd Street Project. She has a BA in Theatre from Oberlin College and a MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University.


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