Jaclyn Backhaus is a playwright, screenwriter, and educator. Her plays include WIVES (Playwrights Horizons), INDIA PALE ALE (2018 Horton Foote Prize, MTC), THANK YOU LETTER (Theatre for One), MEN ON BOATS (Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizons), and YOU ON THE MOORS NOW (Theater Reconstruction Ensemble). Backhaus was the 2016 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Clubbed Thumb and is a resident playwright at Lincoln Center and New Dramatists. She is a co-creative director of Fresh Ground Pepper. She resides in Ridgewood, Queens with her husband, director Andrew Scoville, and their son Ernie.
Role with GPTC: Responder, Instructor