Cynthia L. Cooper

Selected Works

How She Played the Game (here) is a vibrant one-person play that tells the stories of six spirited women from sports history// 'inspirational' -- Billie Jean King// 'makes you feel like praising' -- Village Voice.
What's Up
Stones of Tiananmen, October 27, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, NYC**Bend the Arc, 3GT New Works, San Fran, Portero Stage, Aug 20** She Plays!, July 18, SUNY Delhi, NYSSSA Program, with Stacey Linnartz and Krystel Lucas**At the Train Station in Munich, Remember the Women Institute Center for Jewish History, NYC**Over the Line, 29th Street Playwrights, Future Is Female, Goddard Riverside**Fool Me Once, The Future Is Female Festival, MultiStages, NYC**Morning in America: Primary Stages at The Cherry Lane Theatre**The Purple Pantsuit, Ensemble Studio Th**The Spoken and The Unspoken, The Actors Temple**Publication, Reproductive Freedom Festival INDIE THEATRE NOW**Sentences and Words, Wellsboro PA** Louis Braille: The World At your Fingertips, Hangar Theatre, NY**Reproductive Freedom Festival, Live and Live Streaming, Mar 20, 2016** Stones of Tiananmen, Urban Stages, NYC, dir, Keira Loughran**Presentation: Int'l Historical Sciences, Jinan, China**How She Played the Game, Sport Literature Association,**Olympic Dreams, NYC, 365Women NY and Charlotte NC**Sor Juana Indie Theater Now**Walls, Julia's Reading Room**The Outermost House, LA

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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.

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Here's a blog I wrote about "why" theater.

Full-Length Plays
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.
Titles include:
~How She Played the Game
~Stones of Tiananmen
~24 Hours in the Life of the Belted Sandfish
~Strange Light
~The Outermost House
~Silence Not, A Love Story
~Strange Bedfellows
~Second Sight
~Sisters of Sisters
~Words of Choice
~Walls
~"State Secrets" A Collaboration, in progress, with Kia Corthron, Joi Barrios, Ismail Khalidi
~New: Stones of Tiananmen
~ ... others
See FULL-LENGTH PLAYS for synopses, history and production details.

One-Act and Short Plays
Award-winning one-act and short plays that are pithy, stylish, imaginative, frequently featuring women performers. Click on 'One-Act' for details.
Plays include:
~The Spoken and the Unspoken
~Works of Art (Read Online)
~Saving Grace (Read Online)
~Dwelling
~Smash the Glass
~Mountain
~Sentences and Words
~Olympic Dreams
~At the Train Station in Munich
~Over the Line
~... and others
See ONE-ACT and SHORT PLAYS for synopses, history and production details.

Plays for Young Audiences
Plays that treat young people with respect: entertaining and inspiring. Click 'Young Audiences' to see more.
Titles include:
~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 2015
~Sor Juana, PUBLICATION Indie Theater Now.
~Heroes, Firnee, Eye-Five
See PLAYS for YOUNG AUDIENCES for synopses, history and production details.

Publications
Plays published in 17 volumes. See 'Publications' for more details.
Includes:
~WOMEN HEROES Applause Books
~FRONT LINES The New Press
~ELVIS MONOLOGUES Heinemann
~SOR JUANA Indie Theater Now NEW
~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
~REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FESTIVAL (Curated), includes short play, Rhymes With Ryan, INDIE THEATRE NOW

See PUBLICATIONS for books and links to sales outlets.

Monologues and Sketches
Other things to check out. Click on 'Monologues and More'.
~Monologues
~Comic Sketches
See MONOLOGUES for details.

Playwriting Bio, Awards and Grants, & More
Some background notes. Click on 'Bio & More'.
~Bio
~Grants and Awards
~Teaching
~Organizations, Associations
~Activities and Articles
See BIO & MORE for details.

News & Quotes
Bits of news. Kind thoughts.
~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," 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

Where I've Been
People I've worked with, places I've worked ...

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For copies of scripts
SCRIPTS
Info on getting copies of scripts or securing performance or other rights:
plays@cyncooperwriter.net