Playwright Cecilia Copeland

photo by Jody Christopherson
photo by Jody Christopherson

An excerpt from Light of Night by Cecilia Copeland. Read by Cecilia Copeland and Jody Christopherson. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert

Cecilia Copeland, Playwright, Screenwriter and Founding Artistic Director of NYMadness. Inductee Indie Theatre Hall of Fame and Kilroy’s Nominee. Her plays have been Produced or Presented at the Culture Project, Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studios Theatre, HERE Arts Center, INTAR Theatre, The Anarchist Theatre Festival of Montreal, Venus Theatre, 13th Street Rep, The Chain Theatre, Open Hydrant Theatre Co, IRT Theater, Planet Connections Festivity, and IATI Theatre among others.
Full Length Plays include RCulture (IRT Artist Residency), Light of Night (Kilroy’s Nominee), Tiene Duende -It Has Soul (semifinalist MultiStages New Works Competition), COURTING (semifinalist O’Neill Playwrights Conference and Winner of Best New Play Stage Left Productions), BIOLIFE (semifinalists O’Neill Playwrights Conference and The Emerging Playwrights Prize at The Marin Theatre, Finalist for Mabou Mines Residency), “The Wicked Son” (Top Three Best New Jewish Plays, Jewish Plays Project).

Celebrated One Act Plays include Between Here and There, Billboards Greatest Hits, Playing, Moontanner Girls, Unicorn, Words of a Revolutionary, Scars, and The Next Time– Featured in the Gun Control Plays Collection.
Awards include Special Effects Grant Metro Screen Australia for her film Amusement Bomber and the Lennis J. Holm Playwriting Scholarship from University of Iowa Writers Workshop for her Honors Thesis One Woman. She has been published by The International Center for Women Playwrights, Indie Theater Now, NoPassport Press, Amazon and RAABE-Verlag in Germany. Copeland is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, and alumna of New Perspectives play lab, University of Iowa Theatre BA with Honors and a Minor in Dance, Ohio University MFA in Playwriting.

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