Jaclyn Backhaus hails from Phoenix, Arizona. Her recent works include Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play and You On The Moors Now for Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, the podcast “People Doing Math” (Under the Radar at The Public), and the upcoming Bull’s Hollow Trilogy (in development with Ars Nova). She has developed work with Playwrights Horizons, the Ice Factory Festival, (not just) 3 New Plays, The Civilians R&D Group, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Bonnaroo. She is the 2016 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Clubbed Thumb and the co-founder of Fresh Ground Pepper.
✮✮✮✮ A thrilling, gender-flipped slice of manifest destiny.—David Cote, Time Out New York |Read Full Article
OFF-THE-CANYON-WALLS FUNNY. Paddle or portage your own boat to the theater—but get there!—Marilyn Stasio, Variety |Read Full Article
You will surely want to spend time with the hearty title characters of ‘Men On Boats.’ A rollicking history pageant, Backhaus’s lively script is brought to infectiously vivid life under Will Davis’s highly ingenious direction.—Ben Brantley, The New York Times |Read Full Article