WPS: Backwards Forwards Back
Women Playwrights Series
Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM
Kutz Theatre : 715 Grand Avenue
By: Jacqueline Goldfinger
When a soldier returns from war carrying the ghosts of the tour, she is faced with a sobering decision: address the alarming PTSD with virtual reality therapy, or risk losing access to her family forever. Can this new technology recalibrate the minds and bodies of wounded soldiers? This electric, vivid, one-person show explores the power of healing and finding strength in vulnerability.
Jacqueline Goldfinger (she/they) is a playwright, dramaturg, and librettist who grew up in rural North Florida with a love of music and storytelling. Today, they are an artist who seeks out unique
collaborations, working across disciplines to create singular works of theater and opera. Backwards Forwards Back is their third NNPN Rolling World Premiere (Arsonists, 2017-2018; Babel, 2020-2022, winner of NNPN’s Smith Prize). They are currently developing a new play, The Grand Lady, about America’s first female Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as part of a commission with NNPN Core Member Florida Studio Theatre. Learn more about their work with NNPN and other organizations at: jacquelinegoldfinger.com