Jacquelyn Reingold

Playwright, TV, Film Writer


Jackie finished writing for season six, the final season of "The Good Fight," to air on Paramount+ starting September, 2022.

Jackie's short play "I Know," is published in "The Honor Roll, Featuring Honor Roll Playwrights. She Persisted: Short Plays by Women Over 40," published by Applause Books, edited by Lawrence Harbison, with a Forward written by Jackie, in 2022.

Jackie was delighted to be a Mentor for the OU Playwriting Festival, again!

"A Story About a Girl" was a finalist for the Todd McNerney Playwriting Award, 2021, and a had a reading on Zoom.

The play "Kiss Me Somewhere Else" had a Zoom reading with actors: Maria Dizzia, Evan Handler, Kathryn Kates, Richard Kind, Hamish Linklater.

"They Float Up" was streamed for The Lock Inn, Ireland, 2020.

The play "A Story About a Girl" had a reading at Nora's Playhouse, Brooklyn, NY, in their Salon Series.

"A Story About a Girl" had a staged reading, as a winner in The Playhouse in the Square's New Works Playwriting Competition, Memphis, TN.

Jackie is delighted to be writing a TV pilot, "Best of Both Worlds" for John Wells Productions, based on the BBC show by Paul Abbott.

Jackie's play "They Float Up" was performed at Bewley's Cafe Theater, in Dublin, Ireland in May 2019.

Jackie returned to the Hermitage Artists Retreat, on Manasota Key, FL, in March 2019 to work on a new play.

Congrats to the Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company on their production of "Girl Gone."

Jackie is delighted to have written for CBS' "BrainDead," created by Robert and Michelle King, with writers Larry Kaplow, Laura Marks, Peter Parnell, Aurin Squire, Jonathan Tolins. Starring Johnny Ray Gill, Nikki James, Jan Maxwell, Danny Pino, Tony Shaloub, Aaron Tveit, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Jackie was at the Williamstown Theatre Festival working with Jessica Hecht, Matt Dickson, and the WTF apprentice company on her play "A Story About a Girl."

Jackie was thrilled to write for season one of Netflix's "Grace and Frankie," created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston.

"They Float Up" was produced by the Over Here Theatre Company and Theatre 503 in London, England, directed by Lydia Parker, in June, 2014.

"2B (Or Not 2B)" was recorded live for radio/podcast by Playing On Air, on March 31, 2014 at BRIC in Brooklyn, directed by Michael Barakiva, and acted by Jenn Harris and William Jackson Harper. The other plays were by John Guare and David Ives.

Jackie wrote a monologue for Christine Jones' "Queen of the Night" described as "an immersive nightclub circus food" event, at The Paramount Hotel, in 2014.

Jackie collaborated with composer Laura Kaminsky and visual artist Rebecca Allan on "Polaroid" a short piece, part of "The Day Before" at Symphony Space, acted by Eisa Davis and B.D. Wong, with pianist Margaret Kampmeier, November, 2013.

Playing On Air in June 2013, acted by Hope Davis, Richard Kind, and Robert Stanton, directed by Jonathan Bernstein, produced by Claudia Catania.

Jackie was thrilled to be at the Theresa Rebeck/Lark Play Development Center/Dorset Theater Festival Annual Writers Retreat in Vermont, May 2013.

Jackie was featured in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, thanks to the Hermitage Artists Retreat, Sarasota Film Commission, and the Tribune's Jay Handelman.

Jackie was in residence at the amazing Hermitage Artists Retreat, on Manastoa Key, Florida.

"Dear Kenneth Blake" recorded for Playing On Air's "Survivors" episode, acted by Jodi Long and Matthew Cowles, produced by Claudia Catania, can be heard on the website: Playing On Air or on iTunes.

"I Know" recorded for Playing On Air's "Theatre Folk" episode, acted by Beth Dixon and Jack Davidson, produced by Claudia Catania, can now be heard on the website: Playing On Air or on iTunes.

Jackie wrote an episode of a mini-series docudrama about the California Gold Rush, for the the Discovery Channel.

Jackie went to Northwestern University on May 4th, for their annual Festival of Writing. Other panelists included: Kia Corthron, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Brad Hall, and Amanda Watkins. Thanks to the playwriting faculty: Zayd Dohrn and Thomas Bradshaw.

"Freeze Tag" was performed by The Neighborhood Playhouse's graduating class, in NYC, directed by Ron Stetson.

Jackie was the guest host for NEW YORK MADNESS, on May 1st. Her piece "2B (Or Not 2B) Again" was directed by Michael Barakiva, and acted by Keira Naughton and Matthew Schneck.

There was a reading of "String Fever" at Ohio University's College of Fine Arts' 75th Anniversary Celebration, Alumni Playwright's Reading. April, 2012.

"I Know" was part of the "Play With Your Food" performance, acted by E. Katherine Kerr and Tom Zingarelli, Artistic Director: Carole Schweid, Westport, CT, March, 2012.

Jackie's episode of SMASH, "Chemistry" aired March 2012. Now on nbc.com. Starring: Christian Borle, Jamie Cepero, Will Chase, Jack Davenport, Megan Hilty, Angelica Huston, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d'Arcy James, Katharine McPhee, and Debra Messing. Original music by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The "Smash Samba" composed by Rich Campbell. Directed by Dan Attias. Choreographed by Josh Bergasse. Created by Theresa Rebeck.

There was a reading of "Acapulco," directed by John Rando, acted by Mia Barron, Colman Domingo, Richard Kind, Leslie Kreitzer, Linda Lavin, and Tony Shaloub, produced by the Araca Group, in December, 2011.

"I Know" was recorded for "Playing on Air" a new public radio broadcast of short contemporary plays, produced by Claudia Catania, acted by Beth Dixon and Jack Davidson.

A monologue from "I Know" will be published in Smith & Kraus' THE BEST MEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES AND SCENES 2012, edited by Lawrence Harbison.

Jacquelyn's play "I Know" was produced in EST's 33rd annual Marathon of one-acts, 2011 directed by Dan Bonnell, and acted by Beth Dixon and Jack Davidson. Read the NY Times review and the Epoch Times review.

Jackie was delighted to write a piece "Up and Down" for Theatre for One Artistic Director, Creator, Designer: Christine Jones. It ran in Times Square, June 2011, performed by Marin Ireland.

Jacquelyn received a Sloan Foundation/Ensemble Studio Theatre Commission for a new "science" play.

There was a reading of "Acapulco" at Sobe Arts in Miami Beach, with actors: Nadia Dajani, Ryan George, Evan Handler, Glen Lawrence, Amy McKenna, Brian McCormack, Elayne Wilks; directed by Michael Leeds; produced by Carson Kievman.

Jackie was in residence at the amazing Hermitage Artists Retreat, Manasota Key, Florida, January, 2011.

Jackie was in London in 2010, to be on a panel with Keith Bunin and Justin Richardson, sponsored by the The British Psychoanalytic Council, talking about writing for "In Treatment."

"They Float Up" was produced in Series B of 2010's annual Marathon of One-acts at Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC. The actors were William Jackson Harper and Kellie Overbey. The director was Michael Barakiva. Read the review, by Brendan Lemon, in The Financial Times.

Jackie was happy to included in a Wall Street Journal article about the WGA's PencilPals program.

Monologues just published, June, 2010, in OUTSTANDING MEN'S MONOLOGUES volume two and OUTSTANDING WONEN'S MONOLOGUES volume two, published by DPS, edited by Craig Pospisil with Danna Call.

A monologue from "They Float Up" will be published by Smith & Kraus in THE BEST MEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2011, edited by Lawrence Harbison.

Jackie was in residence at the MacDowell Colony (aka Heaven) for March-April, 2010.

IN TREATMENT received a 2010 Peabody Award, which recognizes "the most outstanding achievements in electronic media, including radio, television and cable."

Jackie was thrilled to write for HBO's IN TREATMENT, season two, Executive Producer, Warren Leight. She wrote the "Mia" episodes for Emmy nominated Gabriel Byrne and Hope Davis. The "Mia" episodes were directed by Paris Barclay, Ryan Fleck, Courtney Hunt, and Josh Marston.

A VERY VERY SHORT PLAY will be published in "Shorter, Faster, Funnier," edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold, in 2011, by Vintage Books.

From Salon.com "The Best TV of 2009" by Heather Havrilesky:
"...As tough as it was to invent a worthy follow-up to "In Treatment's" dynamic first season, all of the new clients were compelling, from retiring business executive Walter (John Mahoney), with his alternately infuriating and heartbreaking self-protective tics, to biological time bomb Mia (Hope Davis), who may be my favorite complicated, conflicted female character ever to appear on a drama other than "Six Feet Under"...

Jackie was seen in the documentary "Science Play," directed by Lisa Beth Kovetz, on CUNY-TV, March 2010, "celebrating the ten year collaboration between top scientists and major playwrights in the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Project."

Just published, A VERY VERY SHORT PLAY, in "The Best Stage Monologues and Scenes", and in "The Best 10-Minute Plays," both books edited by Lawrence Harbison, published by Smith and Kraus.

Jackie wrote episode six, "Makin' Love & Makin' War" for CEDAR CITY FALS, a "weekly serial in 8 parts" created by Liz Tucillo, directed by John Ruocco, performed in November, '09 at Galapagos in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Thirty actors, a live band, a goat skull, a blast. Read about CCF in The NY Times.

Jackie taught three workshops, playwriting and tv writing, in July '09 at the Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference.

"A Very Very Short Play" is a finalist for the 2010 Heideman Award at The Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Jackie and Ian Mairs' short plays were presented in "Summer Shorts: Jackie and Me" (!) in Jacksonville Florida, July '09.

Jackie was a mentor/panelist for the MFA Playwrights' Festival. Many congrats to the OU Playwrights!

Jackie's play 2B (OR NOT 2B) was included in MATCH GAMES, an evening of short plays about romance, produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville on their mainstage, directed by Michael Bigelow Dixon, curated by Amy Wegener, from January, 6-February 7, 2009.
MATCH GAMES was presented as a reading at the Kennedy Center, August, 2008 in their Page to Stage series.

Jackie was delighted to be on the writing staff for LAW AND ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT while Warren Leight was the Executive Producer.
Jackie wrote: "Maltese Cross," director Jim McKay, "World's Fair," director Steve Shill, the subplot in "Players," director Tom Dicillo, "Renewal," director Norberto Barba, "Lonelyville," director Constantine Makris, and "Reunion," director Jean de Segonzac.

Jackie's short play, A VERY VERY SHORT PLAY was produced in the One-Act Marathon, Ensemble Studio Theatre, directed by Jonathan Bernstein, acted by Adam Dannheiser and Julie Fitzpatrick, June, 2008. It will be published by Smith & Kraus, in a collection edited by Larwrence Harbison. A monologue from the play will also be published in "Best Men's Stage Monologues 2009," edited by Lawrence Harbison.

Jackie wrote her first A TRAIN PLAY, "a daredevil theatre project in which playwrights, librettists, lyricists, composers, choreographers and directors create new work from scratch during the course of a single New York City subway ride. The performers, live band and designers then have 24 hours to put it all together, get off book, rehearse and perform the show," TheaterSource. Performed June '08.

Jackie's very short play A VERY VERY SHORT PLAY, was read at Ensemble Studio Theatre in the Playwrights Unit's March Madness Festival, March '08. The director was Jonathan Bernstein; actors Florencia Lozano and Adam Dannhesiser.

STRING FEVER was produced by Yellow Taxi Productions in Nashua, New Hampshire in October, 2007. Read about the production here.

2B (OR NOT 2B) was published in "Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays" from Vintage Books.

THINGS BETWEEN US, an evening of Jackie's one-acts (published by DPS), was produced at the Hollywood Fight Club Theater, Hollywood, CA, in November '07.

2B (OR NOT 2B) and 2B (OR NOT TO BE) PART 2 will both be published in a Smith and Kraus ten-minute play anthology, edited by DL Lepidus.

STRING FEVER was part of the "Echo Dreams" readings series at the Echo Theatre in Dallas, Texas, in March, 2007.

A monologue from STRING FEVER was published by Applause Books in "The Best Women's Monologues of the Millennium" in late 2007.
Two other monologues from STRING FEVER will be published in DPS' "Outstanding Men's/Women's Monologues, Vol. 2," edited by Craig Pospisil.

GIRL GONE was produced in October, 2006, directed by Christopher Limber, at The NonProphet Theater Company in St. Louis.


Jackie returned to Ohio University for a few days in May '06 to be a mentor at the MFA Playwrights Festival.

STRING FEVER was produced in May, 2006 at the New Ground Theatre in Iowa.

STRING FEVER was produced in late 2005 in Washington DC at the wonderful Theater J. Read the review in The Washington Post. Read a short feature about it in The Washington Post.

Congratulations to Steve Brady for his Helen Hayes Award Nomination for his role in STRING FEVER at Theater J in Washington DC.

Dramatists Play Service.

There was a book party at The Drama Bookshop in fall, 2005 to celebrate the publication of THINGS BETWEEN US.

TUNNEL OF LOVE was produced in Hong Kong.

2B (OR NOT 2B) was produced in "Summer Shorts" by the Oasis Theatre Studio in Jacksonville, Florida in summer '05.

JOE'S AND STEW'S THEATRE OF BROTHERLY LOVE AND FINANCIAL SUCCESS was produced in November, 2005 in "Women Works V: A Festival of One-Acts" by the Sackett Group in Brooklyn, NY.

A monologue, THREE WORDS, was published in "New Monologues for Women by Women II" by Heinemann.

A monologue from A STORY ABOUT A GIRL was published in "Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20's" by Smith and Kraus.