Jaclyn Backhaus


Jaclyn Backhaus is a playwright based in Brooklyn, co-founder of FGP, and co-director of the FGP PlayGround PlayGroup. She is a member of Clubbed Thumb’s Falcons, where she developed her play Men on Boats, which will premiere in Clubbed Thumb’s 2015 Summerworks Festival and has also received a SuperLab in conjunction with Playwrights Horizons. She is also the resident playwright for Theater Reconstruction Ensemble. Plays for TRE include You On The Moors Now (HERE Arts Center, February 13-28, 2015), Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play (Walker Space/Semifinalist, O’Neill Conference), and Three Seagulls or MASHAMASHAMASHA! (HERE). Other credits include The Incredible Fox Sisters (2014 Ice Factory Festival), Shoot the Freak (Not Just 3 New Plays), and F Train (Woodshed Collective’s Empire Travel Agency). Her musical works with director Andrew Neisler and composer Mike Brun include Folk Wandering (Ars Nova/Joe’s Pub) and the forthcoming Bull’s Hollow trilogy, which recently received a New Works Commission from Ars Nova. She is a member of the 2014-2015 Civilians R&D Group. BFA: NYU.