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
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
~I Was A Stranger Too
~24 Hours in the Life of the Belted Sandfish
~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. New additions include several plays for Zoom! Click on 'One-Act' for details.
~The Spoken and the Unspoken
~Works of Art (Read Online)
~Saving Grace (Read Online)
~All Databases Are Incomplete (New)
~Smash the Glass
~Sentences and Words
~At the Train Station in Munich
~Over the Line
~The Accounting Department
~Bend the Arc
~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 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.
~STRANGE LIGHT Next Stage Press (New!)
~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.
Bits of news. Kind thoughts.
~The Brief: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, StatueFest on Stage, October 1, 2021, PRTT Theater, NYC
~A Knock on the Door, Five Short Plays by Cindy Cooper, Julia's Reading Room, League of Professional Theatre Women, Sept 17. 2021, 6 pm, at New Perspectives Theatre Co
~Here Lived (Hier wohnte), Center for Family Holocaust Research and Memorials, online
~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)
~Here Lived (Hier wohnte), 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
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