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February 11, 2021 11:00AM


Life vs. Technology

In a high-speed world, information is more accessible than ever before. But what happens when the very science you turn to for answers raises even more questions? Playwrights Thomas Gibbons and Jacqueline Goldfinger discuss their plays in progress – both asking the question: are so-called technological “advancements” helping or hurting humanity’s future?

Thomas Gibbons
’s plays have also been seen at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theatre, Off-off-Broadway at Blue Heron Theatre, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Northlight Theatre, Florida Stage, Unicorn Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, New Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, San Diego Rep, and many others. He is the recipient of seven playwriting fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Roger L. Stevens Award from The Fund for New American Plays, the Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwriting Award, the NAACP Theatre Award, two Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.


Jaqueline Goldfinger is a playwright and dramaturg. She grew up in the rural South and is primarily known for her work in the Southern Gothic genre. She has also written original plays across genres as well as adapted classic literature for the stage. She is an Affiliated Artist at New Georges and The Lark Playwright’s Center. She is a member of the writers’ labs at Azuka Theatre and The Barrow Group. She won the Yale Drama Prize, Smith Prize, Generations Award, Brown Martin Award, Barrymore Award, and Philadelphia Critics Award. She's been nominated for the Weissberger Award, Blackburn Prize, and Foote Prize.

Jason Cannon joined FST in 2012 as an Associate Artist. He is an in-house Director, teaches extensively in The FST School, oversees the Mixed Nuts and Understudy programs, and works with Acting Apprentices and New Play Development. Recent shows directed at FST include: Kunstler,The Nether, Handle With Care, The Cottage, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Hand to God, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. He appears regularly with FST Improv. Proud member SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA.





This FST Forum will be held exclusively online. After registering, you will receive an email the day before the event from Florida Studio Theatre containing information about joining the online Zoom event. This will be a separate email from your confirmation email. If you have any issues with registering or accessing the conversation, please call the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000. You will need to download the Zoom mobile or desktop app to participate in this event.


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