Jeffrey Gold
Los Angeles, CA
Jeffrey Gold is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and film composer living and working in Los Angeles.
Biography

Educated at Cambridge University, Westminster College, and the University of Utah, Jeffrey Gold was a member of the Playwright's Group for more than three seasons, through the auspices of the Salt Lake Acting Company (premiered Tony Kushner's Angels in America) under dramaturg Mike Dorrell (BBC's Soldier, Soldier, Pictures of a Floating World) and award-winning playwright and playwright-in-residence Julie Jensen (Two-Headed, Last Lists of My Mad Mother, Wait!). His plays IN THE PURSUIT OF SVETLA, HORST AND GRABEN IN THE CONTEXT OF THE UNFINISHED MAN, FITCH TODD, PERCOLATION THEORY, DEDEKIND, HORST AND GRABEN AT THE CHATEAU GODOT, CANDYCANE HURRICANE, EXECUTION AT PARADAIS ISLAND, DISPLACEMENT: A FISH IN WATER STORY, GRIEVING AT DOORS, and FAIR SHAKE have garnered numerous awards, readings, and productions. FAIR SHAKE was selected for the Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2013. He has won over 65 awards and recognitions in playwriting and screenwriting and was the 2013 Artists-in-Residence at the Entrada Institute. He has pitched to The Weinstein Company and Dreamworks Animation.
 

REVIEWS

"I enjoyed [Horst and Graben in the Context of the Unfinished Man]. Nice austere but riveting small piece."

Jon Jory, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, Founder, Humana Festival of New American Plays

"Jeff Gold's work is smart, original, surprising, and satisfying. He knows the theatre well, what it can do and what makes it exciting. He also has a nose for interesting characters in unique situations. His is a wonderful theatrical voice. No question about it."

Award-Winning Playwright Julie Jensen, Two-Headed, White Money, Wait!

"Fitch Todd by Jeffrey Gold shows a playwright very much in command of the form—able to shape rich and dense content into a short play with mystery and humor. The payoff of this play is very strong. You know why you've been watching it with attention from it's opening moment and feel the curtain pays all that attention off."

David Kranes, Founding Artistic Director, Sundance Playwright's Lab

"Jeffrey Gold's work has a unique and quirky feel about it. His plays get under your skin, get stuck in your teeth until you find yourself compelled to laugh...to cry. A welcome voice in the world of theater."

Playwright Jeff Metcalf, Founder, Sawtooth Writer's Conference
 

Plays

by Jeffrey Gold

A talented young pianist battles draconian clone laws and a society hell-bent on retribution when he is tried for the crimes of his original.

Cast:
Defense: Rickety defense attorney, early 70s. Also known as Bertram. Think of Max von Sydow in Snow Falling on Cedars. Prosecution: Prosecutor, mid 40s. A former protégé of Bertram getting a little ahead of himself. Dzhugashvili: Young man, early 20s. The accused. Nice boy. Potentially a leader of men. Girl: A statuesque beauty tantalizingly on the cusp of warm and aloof. Judge: Strident voice of authority. Voice: Effectively the Bailiff. Jury Foreman: An older member of the jury, working class. Typical New Yorker. Guard 1: Officer of the court. Guard 2: Officer of the court.

Successes

FUTURE PERFECT was selected for the 2016 Manhattan Repertory Theatre Company Short Play Project in NYC. FUTURE PERFECT was first read at the Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles by Pamela Hill, Robert DiTillio, David Beatty, William Joseph Hill, Shila Ommi, Jeff Elam, Katheryne Win, and Steve Brock.

One act play FUTURE PERFECT was selected for the 2016 LIC One Act Festival in New York City. FUTURE PERFECT was first read at WeMakeMovies at the Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles by Pamela Hill, Robert DiTillio, David Beatty, William Joseph Hill, Shila Ommi, Jeff Elam, Katheryne Win and Steve Brock.

One act play FUTURE PERFECT has been selected for the 2017 Take Ten Festival in New York. FUTURE PERFECT was first read at WeMakeMovies at the Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles by Pamela Hill, Robert DiTillio, David Beatty, William Joseph Hill, Shila Ommi, Jeff Elam, Katheryne Win and Steve Brock.

Composition SAUDADE: GOODBYE TO ALL GOODBYES is a Winner of the Akademia Music Award for Best Ambient / Instrumental Song (Oct 2016).

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/saudade-goodbye-to-all-goodbyes/id1165263144

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RByIywIlwPY

http://www.jeffreygoldmusic.com

One act play FUTURE PERFECT has been selected for the Strawberry One-Act Festival in New York. FUTURE PERFECT was first read at WeMakeMovies at the Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles by Pamela Hill, Robert DiTillio, David Beatty, William Joseph Hill, Shila Ommi, Jeff Elam, Katheryne Win and Steve Brock.