Jacqueline Goldfinger, Founder of Page By Page, hands the reins to award-winning playwright-producer Rachel Lynett
Page By Page, the popular monthly subscription service for theater artists designed to provide a sense of community, both online and off, announced that its Founder Jacqueline Goldfinger will pass leadership of the organization to award-winning playwright and producer Rachel Lynett on November 1, 2020, the second birthday of Page By Page.
“Page By Page is an inspirational, practical, and affordable support organization for theater-makers,” said Goldfinger, who noted that she will continue to write monthly editorials and share resources for Page By Page. “Rachel is the perfect theater leader to take the reins of Page By Page. She’s brilliant, insightful, understands the national scene, and cares deeply about her fellow artists. I was thrilled when she accepted my offer of leadership. Her vision for the organization is paramount to it growing.”
“Page by Page came into my life at the perfect time when I was deeply needing a stronger community,” adds Lynett. “Through Page by Page, I’ve been able to stay connected to what’s happening nationally in the field, can challenge myself to push my own writing with prompts and submission opportunities, and have been given the opportunity to cheer on other playwrights as they get accepted into various communities. Page by Page helped create an environment where, as a playwright, I felt like I was part of a community that wanted to lift each other up rather than a competitive one, which, especially in 2020, is vital. I’m super excited about the opportunity to continue Jacqueline Goldfinger’s vision, to continue to foster a community in which playwrights and theatre artists can support one another, and to expand on connecting our playwright community to the greater national theatre community.”
Page by Page is a monthly online magazine and support service that includes access to submission opportunities, private artist retreats, and a collaborator match program. Created by Goldfinger in 2018, members who join Page by Page have access to a private Facebook community, happy hour networking sessions, summer movie clubs, and more. Additionally, Page by Page members are eligible to apply for in-person Artist Retreats each year, where master teaching artists support and provide workshop opportunities for writers.
The Response to Page by Page
“Page By Page is three parts resource and one part inspiration, and I will take all I can get!” -Emma Goldman-Sherman, Theater Artist and Producer
“Page by Page has become my constant lifeline through the newsletter, writing prompts, opportunities, and networking, but also the Coffee Klatches and PlayDates which have helped focus my week. Page By Page has given me the community (new writing friends!) which I decidedly need at this time. I recommend Page By Page to any writer who needs more community and writing support.” -Julie Zaffarano, Playwright
“Playwriting can be a lonely pursuit, especially during these times. I find Page by Page to be a huge comfort. It connects me with other playwrights, ideas and classes, gives me monthly prompts and reminds me of submission opportunities. All communications are handled in a very professional and engaged manner. I’m glad I’m part of the group.” -Jon Heron, Playwright
“I love Page By Page! It’s jam packed with sensible advice, inspiring articles, deadlines, everything you might want and more.” -Amy Merrill, Playwright
“I subscribe to Page By Page to keep myself and my students abreast of what’s happening in the playwriting world; from new opportunities to trends, from articles to biographies of important playwrights. It allows me, in a tiny town in East Texas, to connect with a larger community of artists and strengthens both my knowledge of the theater and my writing. I also love having a steady stream of writing prompts!” -Jackie Rosenfeld, Playwright and Theater Professor
About the Artists
Page By Page Founder Jacqueline Goldfinger (she/they) is an Affiliated Artist at New Georges, National New Play Network, and The Lark Playwright’s Center. She is a Visiting Professor of Playwriting at UC Davis. She won the Yale Drama Prize, Smith Prize, Generations Award, Brown Martin Award, Barrymore Award, and Philadelphia Critics Award. In 2019, she received a Special Commendation from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas’ Leon Katz Award for her work as an educator and mentor. Her plays have been on The Kilroy’s List and developed and/or produced at theaters including: New Georges, The National Theatre/London, Wilma Theatre, The Kennedy Center, La MaMa, McCarter Theater, The Court Theatre/New Zealand, and Seattle Public. Her plays are published by Yale Press, Samuel French, and Playscripts. Her work has been supported by YADDO, National Endowment for the Arts, The Millay Colony, Drama League, and the Independence Foundation, among others. For more information: www.jacquelinegoldfinger.com
Rachel Lynett (she/her or they/them) is a queer Afro-Latinx playwright, director, and teaching artist. All of her plays are dark comedies that center on queer people of color and how they attempt to navigate through the various complexities of their existence. Her plays have been featured at Barrington Stage Company, Theatre Lab, Theatre Prometheus, Mirrorbox Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Laughing Pig Theatre Company, Capital Repertory Theatre, Teatro Espejo, the Kennedy Center Page to Stage festival, Theatresquared, Equity Library Theatre, Chicago, Talk Back Theatre, American Stage Theatre Company, and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Honors include 2020 Kilroys The Lost Season, Kilroys Honorable Mention in 2017, Arkansas Arts’ Council Individual Artist Award in 2018, recipient of Artist 360 grant in 2020. Her directing credits include Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera (self-produced, 2010), Anna Bella Eema by Lisa D’Amour (Northwest Arkansas Community College, 2018), Pride @ Prejudice by Daniel Kramer (Northwest Arkansas Community College, 2016), and several of her own plays through Rachel Lynett Theatre Company, where she is Artistic Director. Rachel identifies as a queer, nonbinary woman of color.