Gina Gionfriddo

Personal Information
Gina Gionfriddo has received an Obie Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and an American Theatre Critics’ Association/Steinberg Citation. Gina’s most recent play, Becky Shaw, premiered in Actors’ Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival and ran Off Broadway at New York’s Second Stage in early 2009. The show received three Lucille Lortel Award nominations including one for Outstanding Play.

Gina’s other work includes: After Ashley (Humana Festival, The Vineyard Theatre in New York, regional productions across the country, and in Poland); U.S. Drag (Off Broadway by The StageFARM, Off-Off Broadway by Clubbed Thumb, and many regional productions); the short plays Squalor and America’s Got Tragedy (The StageFARM) and Guinevere (O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference).

Her plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service (After Ashley, U.S. Drag); Smith & Kraus, Inc. (After Ashley in Humana Festival 2004: The Complete Plays and U.S. Drag in Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2002); Broadway Play Publishing (U.S. Drag in Seven Different Plays: Volume 2, edited by Mac Wellman); Limelight Editions (After Ashley in The Best Plays of 2004-2005); and Playscripts, Inc. (Safe, a monologue, in the collection, Trepidation Nation). She has contributed essays on rock music to the literary journal, The Believer, and short fiction to Canteen. She is currently at work on a new play commissioned by Playwrights’ Horizons.

Gina is a writer/producer for the NBC series, “Law and Order.” She has also written for “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and “Cold Case.” She is a graduate of the MFA Playwriting Program at Brown University where she received a Lucille Lortel Fellowship. She has taught writing at Brown, Providence College, and Rhode Island College.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Can You Forgive Her? Vineyard Theatre 05/23/2017 Playwright
2 Rapture, Blister, Burn Playwrights Horizons 06/12/2012 Playwright
3 Becky Shaw Second Stage Theatre 01/08/2009 Playwright
4 After Ashley Vineyard Theatre 02/28/2005 Playwright
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Drama Rapture, Blister, Burn Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Becky Shaw Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play Becky Shaw Playwright
4 NOMINATED 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play Becky Shaw Playwright
5 WON 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award Becky Shaw Playwright
6 NOMINATED 2009 Pulitzer Prize, Drama Becky Shaw Playwright
7 NOMINATED 2005 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play After Ashley Playwright
8 NOMINATED 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award After Ashley Playwright