Wendy C. Goldberg

Wendy C. Goldberg has served on the Executive Board of SDC since 2005. Currently In her eleventh season as Artistic Director of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, under Goldberg’s tenure, the O’Neill was awarded the 2010 Regional Tony Award, the first play development and education organization to receive this honor.  More can be read about Wendy’s work as Artistic Director in the new book THE O’NEILL: THE TRANSFORMATION OF MODERN AMERICAN THEATER, published by Yale University Press.  Goldberg has overseen the development of more than 90 projects for the stage. Among them the Smith Blackburn Award Winning plays (Julia Cho’s The Language Archive and Jennifer Haley’s The Nether), two American Theatre Critics Association Citation Award Winning Plays (Lee Blessing’s Great Falls and Deb Zoe Laufer’s End Days) and 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama (Lynn Nottage’s Ruined), written in part while Nottage was a Writer in Residence at the O’Neill in the summer of 2006. She is the first woman to lead the conference in its fifty year history. Wendy’s directing credits include many world premieres, revivals and musicals at some of the most esteemed theaters across the country and in New York. Credits include:  Five productions for Arena Stage,  Five productions for The Denver Center, three productions for Actors Theatre of Louisville, three productions for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, two productions for The Guthrie,  and productions for The Goodman, Signature, Alliance, Playmakers Rep, and Paper Mill Playhouse among others. Ms. Goldberg is represented on Broadway with Rock of Ages where she served as Creative Advisor.

As Artistic Associate at Arena Stage for five seasons, Ms. Goldberg helped to create the theater’s new play initiatives and led them from their inception through 2005.  American Theatre Magazine has described her as “one of the most promising theater artists working today.”  Other than the theater’s founder, Zelda Fichandler, she is the youngest director to have directed for Arena Stage in its 50 year history, making her main stage debut at the age of 26 with the revival of K2 in celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary. Ms. Goldberg has directed in every major new play development program in the country. She is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan (BA) and holds a MFA in Directing from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.