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Jessica Goldberg

JESSICA GOLDBERG

  (1975 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  

JeSSICA GOLDBeRG's would like to thank the Pigott family for allowing her to interview them for Motherhood Out Loud. Other plays include: Body Politic, Get What You Need, Sex Parasite, Good Thing, Refuge, the Hologram theory, and Stuck. Jessica is a graduate of NYU's DWP and the Juilliard School. Jessica recently directed her first feature film, adapted from her play Refuge.

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below is a list of Jessica Goldberg's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Affair Play         Borne Along         Get What You Need         Good Thing         Hologram theory, The         Hunger Education, The         Katzman And the Mayor         Motherhood Out Loud         Refuge         Sex Parasite         Stuck         Ward 57



Affair Play

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Borne Along

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HERE, New York    1994

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Get What You Need

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Edgar and Jackie are struggling to make ends meet. Then a long lost friend turns up with a golden opportunity

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Atlantic 453, New York    02 Jun 2004

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Good Thing

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brings us into the households of John and Nancy Roy, forty-something high-school guidance counselors whose marriage has been increasingly on the rocks, in no small part due to John's infidelity with a student, and Dean and Mary, recent graduates struggling to make their way in life. Mary is pregnant, and while Dean works, his younger brother, Bobby, must guard Mary to ensure that she doesn't gain access to his stash of drugs and cause irreparable harm to the fetus. the catalyst linking these households is Liz, an Ithaca College dropout who has returned home and is selling shoes. Liz has been in love with Dean since high school and finds herself once again seeking the guidance of John Roy as she decides the best course for her life would be to rekindle her relationship with Dean and for the two of them to begin a new life. It is a decision fraught with peril and consequences. GOOD THING gives lyrical voice to those who are at a loss for direction and desperate for a sense of meaning and fulfillment-in other words, all of us some of the time and some of us all of the time.

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Hologram theory, The

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a beautiful, young Trinidadian artist, Patsy, is awakened one night to a vision of her twin brother, Dominic, whom she hasn't seen in five years. Unbeknownst to Patsy, he has been murdered, and his restless ghost summons her to unravel the mystery of his death and what was once his life. Patsy travels to the decadent, seductive and terrifying underworld of New York City and finds herself in a foreign world-a vast landscape of club kids, cops and jaded journalists. as she learns more about the brutal world her brother once inhabited, as well his own brutality, Patsy struggles with complex feelings about her past, familial obligations and the spirit world. This epic ten-character play is written in a series of short scenes, very much like the fragmented pieces of a hologram. It is a riveting and thought-provoking thriller, a contemporary urban myth concerning moral decline and the futile search to restore order.

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Thriller

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Hunger Education, The

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Katzman And the Mayor

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Motherhood Out Loud

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Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. Motherhood Out Loud reveals with illuminating insight the humor, raw emotions and rocky roads we experience in life.
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Written by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik,Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman And Cheryl L. West.

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59e59 theaters
59 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022    04 Oct 2011

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0-8222-2589-8

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Refuge

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Set in a rundown house somewhere in America, ReFUGe tells the darkly funny and touching story of a young woman, amy, forced to care for her younger brother and sister after her parents have abandoned the family and fled to Florida for a vacation from which they will never return. the siblings are in great need of care: Nat, a brain tumor survivor, is stuttering and barely able to move; and Becca is an ecstasy-popping needy child. In a desperate attempt at connection, amy brings home a drifter, Sam, for a one-night stand. But Sam is so lonely and lost that once he encounters this unusual family's bonds of loyalty, he sees them as his only refuge. ReFUGe is a profoundly honest and original look at four young lives-lost and unsure of what's ahead, seeking a safe place but uncertain of what safety means. the only refuge in sight may be in the distinctively heartbreaking and brutally funny language of the world Ms. Goldberg's characters inhabit.

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Sex Parasite

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Stuck

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Set in backwater Middletown, USA-STUCK tells the tale of two twenty-three-year olds, Lula and Margaritah, best friends since they were five years old. they work at a video store during the day and hang out in the car at night minding Margaritah's baby and wishing they could get out of Middletown. Stifled by their environment, the fulfillment the girls once found in each other is waning. Margaritah falls in love with a right-wing argentine businessman whose political agenda is a mystery to her. Lula hits the bars and ends up in bed with the Father of one of her old school chums. the girls' love affairs end in despair, and each girl is inspired to change no matter the consequences. the play's inevitable horrific climax comes because these young women cannot imagine how to attain a reality beyond the one in which they already live.

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Ward 57

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A Hollywood film maker goes undercover at a hospital for injured servicemen wounded in Iraq

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South Florida Theatre Festival    2008

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