(Bio as of March 2014)
Gina Gionfriddo (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright and accomplished television writer. Her play Rapture, Blister, Burn was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. The show had a twice-extended run off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons and also recently had a successful run at the Hampstead Theatre in London. Ms. Gionfriddo’s play Becky Shaw, also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama enjoyed a long off-Broadway run at Second Stage (Outer Critics Circle Award) and in London at the Almeida Theatre, where it received two Evening Standard Award nominations. Her other plays include After Ashley (Vineyard Theatre, Obie Award); U.S. Drag (Clubbed Thumb and the stageFARM); Squalor and America’s Got Tragedy (one-acts at the stageFARM) and Guinevere (O’Neill Playwrights Conference). Ms. Gionfriddo received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting, as well as the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights and an American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg Citation. She has worked as a writer and producer for Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and as a writer for Cold Case. Her other TV work includes Borgia and House of Cards. Ms. Gionfriddo is a graduate of Barnard College and Brown University’s MFA playwriting program. She has taught at Brown University and Providence College.