Gina Gionfriddo


A 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Becky Shaw (Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival; Second Stage Theatre; Almeida Theatre in London). Her other plays include After Ashley (ATL’s Humana Festival; Vineyard Theatre); U.S. Drag (in New York by Clubbed Thumb and the stageFARM); and the one-acts Squalor and America’s Got Tragedy (the stageFARM). She has received an Obie Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an Outer Critics Circle Award, the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights and an American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg citation. She has written for the television dramas “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Cold Case,” “Borgia,” and “House of Cards” (upcoming from Netflix). She has contributed essays on rock music to the literary journal The Believer and short fiction to Canteen. Currently she is working on a new play commission from Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. (As of August 2010)

Appears in
Rapture, Blister, Burn