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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.

Interview by Sandi Klein on Conversations with Creative Women


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:

~Running On Glass
~Stones of Tiananmen
~Strange Light
~Silence Not, A Love Story

~24 Hours in the Life of the Belted Sandfish
~Strange Bedfellows
~Second Sight
~Sisters of Sisters
~Words of Choice
~Walls
~State Secrets A Collaboration
~The Outermost House
~ ... 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
~The Accounting Department
~Bend the Arc
~... 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 
~Sor Juana; available on New Play Exchange (NPX)
~Heroes, Firnee, Eye-Five
See PLAYS for YOUNG AUDIENCES for synopses, history and production details.

Publications

Plays published in 16 volumes. See 'Publications' for more details.
Includes:
~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.

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.

~Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom, editor, writer, anthology now available in eBook format

~Running On Glass, Venus Theatre, Laurel, Maryland, Nov 15 - Dec 8 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

Where I've Been

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

See WHERE I'VE BEEN

For copies of scripts

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