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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.

 

Profile and scripts on New Play Exchange


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

~I Was A Stranger Too

~24 Hours in the Life of the Belted Sandfish
~Strange Bedfellows
~Second Sight
~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. New additions include several plays for Zoom! Click on 'One-Act' for details.
Plays include:
~The Spoken and the Unspoken
~Works of Art (Read Online)
~Saving Grace (Read Online)

~All Databases Are Incomplete (New)
~Dwelling
~Smash the Glass
~Entrepreneur
~Sentences and Words
~Olympic Dreams
~At the Train Station in Munich
~Over the Line
~The Accounting Department
~Bend the Arc

~Heaven Scent

~Spyglass

~Speaker View, a Zoom play

~Here Lived (Hier Wohnte) - NEW

~The Brief: Ruth Bader Ginsburg - NEW
~... 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

~SHORT PLAYS ON REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM, Independent 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.

~Strange Light, publication, Next Stage Press

~The Brief: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, June 18, 2021, Put A Woman on A Pedestal

~I Was A Stranger Too, May 15, 2021, Play Readings With Friends (Jon Peacock)

~Women, Theater, the Holocaust, April 8, 2021. Remember the Women Institute, Virtual

~All Databases Are Incomplete, April 8, 2021, Pace Women's Justice Center, Virtual

~StatueFest: Put A Woman On A Pedestal, co-writer/coproducer, Mar 19, April 16, May 21, June 18 2021

~The Accounting Department, Wine Box Players online, Mar 18 2021

~Sentences and Words, The Accounting Department and Password, Western Connecticut State University, Dec 9, 2020 8 pm, Virtual

~All Databases Are Incomplete, Artists and Writers Respond to Domestic Violence, performed by Lisa Pelikan, Dec 1, 2020, 2 pm ET, Remember the Women Institute, Watch Recording (from 42.50)

~Writers Reading, 3G Theater, SF, Sept, online

~Speaker View, a Zoom Play, B Street Theatre New Play Brunch, Sacramento CA

~Password, a Zoom Play, New Circle Theater Co.

~At the Train Station in Munich, in 'She Persisted' planned publication, Applause Books

~Spyglass on AirPlay, podcast and zoomcast/on YouTube

~Determined Women, podcast with Coni Koepfinger/ on YouTube

~Speaker View, A Very Short Zoom Play, New Circle Theatre Co, Reading Series

~I Was A Stranger Too, (excerpt) Theatre Unbound, Mpls MN, March - April 2020 (postponed)

~Over the Line, Honor Roll Playwrights, Theater for the New City, NY, March 25 7 pm (postponed)

~Sentences and Words,Theatre Tuscaloosa w. Shelton Community College, March 2020

~Spyglass, Reading, New Circle Theatre Company, Jan 2020

~10x10 Project, Reading, Isabella Goodwin, Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway Theatre Project, Nov 18, 2019 7 pm NYC

~Book Launch: Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom, Bluestockings Books, Sept 20, 7 pm, NYC

~Reading, What We Bring Forth, Emerge Gallery, Shout Out Saugerties in memory of Susana Meyer

~Book Talk: No Person Above the Law; The Life of of Judge John Sirica ... July 10, 1 pm, Cannon Free Libarary, Delhi NY

~New York State Summer School of the Arts -- Playwriting Class, 2019

~Entrepreneur, The Inferno Project, New Circle Theatre Co. at The Workshop Theatre, NYC, June 6-23

~Bend the Arc, Michael Warren Powell Center, Stonewall event, June 17

~Running On Glass, EgoActus Theatre, Off the Page Series, Torn-Page Salon, NYC, June 10

~The Box, Remember the Women Institute and Congregation Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street NYC, May 23, 2019, 7 pm

~No Person Above the Law: A Novel Based on the Life of Judge John J. Sirica, Mentoris Series, The Barbera Foundation, at Amazon.com, ebook or print

~Casa, 29th Street Rep, SHE PLAYS Festival, Mar 21, 2019, DG Foundation Music Hall

~Heaven Scent, New Circle Theatre Co, Mar 21-24, 2019, Michael Warren Powell Cntr, NYC

~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, 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

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