Plays by Cynthia L. Cooper [Cindy Cooper]
Humor, drama, stylized: full-length plays and short plays that illuminate social or political issues, often featuring women characters.
Synopses, Production info, and other details: FULL-LENGTH PLAYS * ONE-ACT AND SHORT PLAYS * PLAYS FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES * PLAY PUBLICATIONS * MONOLOGUES & SKETCHES * PLAYWRITING BIO, GRANTS AND AWARDS * -WHERE I'VE BEEN * NEWS AND QUOTES * CONTACT INFO.
Interview by Sandi Klein on Conversations with Creative Women
Here's a blog I wrote about "why" theater.
Full-Length Plays that are provocative, poignant, humorous, stage worthy; varying in length from one hour to two or more. Click 'Full-Length' for synopses and production information.
~Running On Glass
~Stones of Tiananmen
~Silence Not, A Love Story
~24 Hours in the Life of the Belted Sandfish
~Sisters of Sisters
~Words of Choice
~State Secrets A Collaboration
~The Outermost House
~ ... others
See FULL-LENGTH PLAYS for synopses, history and production details.
Award-winning one-act and short plays that are pithy, stylish, imaginative, frequently featuring women performers. Click on 'One-Act' for details.
~The Spoken and the Unspoken
~Works of Art (Read Online)
~Saving Grace (Read Online)
~School (The Unknown) NEW
~Smash the Glass
~Sentences and Words
~At the Train Station in Munich
~Over the Line
~The Accounting Department
~Bend the Arc
~... and others
See ONE-ACT and SHORT PLAYS for synopses, history and production details.
Plays that treat young people with respect: entertaining and inspiring. Click 'Young Audiences' to see more.
~Go Girl Go
~Reachin' -- Be Somebody, Be a Star
~Louis Braille musical, co-author , PUBLICATION and ROYALTIES: DRAMATIC PUBLISHING
~This Lady Doesn't Stop New Jersey; 365Women
~Sor Juana; available on New Play Exchange (NPX)
~Heroes, Firnee, Eye-Five
See PLAYS for YOUNG AUDIENCES for synopses, history and production details.
Plays published in 16 volumes. See 'Publications' for more details.
~WOMEN HEROES Applause Books
~FRONT LINES The New Press
~ELVIS MONOLOGUES Heinemann
~HIT THE NERVE Henry Holt
~SHORT PLAYS FROM THE WOMEN'S PROJECT Smith and Kraus
~CROSSING BOUNDARIES Human Kinetics
~LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE ARTS EMC/Paradigm Masterpiece Series
~LOUIS BRAILLE Dramatic Publishing
~SILENCE NOT, A LOVE STORY Gihon River Press
See PUBLICATIONS for books and links to sales outlets.
Bits of news. Kind thoughts.
~Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom, editor, writer, anthology now available in eBook format
~Running On Glass, Venus Theatre, Laurel, Maryland, Nov - Dec 2018
~Laboratorium, Rising Sun Governor's Island Residency, w/ Ego Actus Theatre and Words of Choice, September, 2018: Living Newspaper Women's Edition
~Running On Glass, with Stacey Linnartz and Abigail Ramsay, July 17, SUNY Delhi, NYSSSA
~Running On Glass, with Stacey Linnartz and Krystel Lucas, directed by Tasha Gordon-Solmon, June 4, 7:30 pm, Dramatists Guild Foundation Music Hall and June 7, 7:30 pm, New Circle Theatre Co, Michael Powell Cntr
~Works of Art, Firehall Theatre, Niagara Falls, ON Canada, April-May 2018
~The Spoken and the Unspoken, and A Congolese Refugee Lives to Survive, Ronald Feldman Gallery NYC, Apr 15, 2 pm
~Babe, RoverWerks, 365 Women Festival, Plano, TX, Mar 22-31**
~Untold Stories of Jewish Women March 21, 2018: At The Train Station in Munich (10 am); Gretel Bergmann (10 am); The Spoken and the Unspoken (3 pm): Museum of Jewish Heritage (mjhnyc.org), Battery Park, NYC
~The Accounting Department, Feisty Women Festival, Riverside Goddard Center, NYC, March 1, 2018
~Bend the Arc, The UNaugeration, an Evening of American Voices, Jan 29, 2018, Bernie Wohl Cntr, 647 Columbus/W 91 St
~She Plays! Ivy Theatre Co., 24 Hours of Women for International Women's Voices Day, Unarthodox, January 21, 2018, NYC
~The Spoken and the UnspokenRemember the Women Benefit, Fall 2017
~Bend the Arc, 3GT New Works, San Francisco, Aug 20
~She Plays SUNY Delhi, NYSSSA Program
~Walls, Finalist, Kitchen Dog Theatre Festival
~At the Train Station in Munich, April 26, Remember the Women Institute at the Center for Jewish History, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
~Over the Line, 29th Street Playwrights Collective, The Future is Female, Short Plays, March 22, 7 pm, Goddard Riverside Center, 647 Columbus Ave. NYC
~Fool Me Once, "The Future Is Female Festival," MultiStages Theatre Co., Short Plays, Mar 21 & Mar 23, CAP21, 18 W. 18th St., 6th Fl.
~The Odds, Morning in America: monologues, Feb. 18-19, Primary Stages at The Cherry Lane Theatre
~The Purple Pantsuit & Other Monologues, Reading, EST, 545 W. 52 St.
~The Spoken and the Unspoken, The Actors Temple, NYC
~Publication, Reproductive Freedom Festival, curated, also includes 'Rhymes with Ryan,' INDIE THEATRE NOW
~Sentences and Words, Hamilton-Gibson Productions, Wellsboro PA
~Louis Braille: The World At your Fingertips, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca NY
~The Spoken and the Unspoken, "Theatre, Women and the Holocaust, Remember the Women at the Center for Jewish History, NYC"
~Reproductive Freedom Festival, Live and Live Streaming, Mar 2016
~Workshop, Stones of Tiananmen, Urban Stages, NYC, dir, Keira Loughran
~How She Played the Game, East Tennessee State University
Gretel Bergman presented by Remember the Women Institute, at the Center for Jewish History, Review
~Sor Juana, published, Indie Theater Now. More.
~Walls, Reading, Julia's Reading Room, League of Professional Theatre Women NYC, dir. Melanie Sutherland.
~The Outermost House, Los Angeles, dir. Catherine Roskam
~Stones of Tiananmen, Reading: HBO through TV Academy Play Reading Series
~Entrepreneur Lunch Pail Theatre, Canada
~What We Write When Not on Assignment, The Shed, Brooklyn
~Reading, Primary Stages, Silence Not, A Love Story
~State Secrets, a collaborative project, Mondays at 3, New York Theatre Workshop
~Anne Frank and Prisoner Diaries, Museum of Tolerance, NY, June 19 w/ Anne Frank Center USA
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