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Cecilia Copeland

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
Cecilia Copeland is a Playwright, Screenwriter, and the Artistic Director of New York Madness. Her Plays Include: BIOLIFE Semifinalist for The O’Neill Playwright’s Conference and The David Calicchio Emerging Playwrights Prize, Finalist for Mabou Mines Residency, workshop at TerraNOVA and an ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
Cecilia Copeland is a Playwright, Screenwriter, and the Artistic Director of New York Madness. Her Plays Include: BIOLIFE Semifinalist for The O’Neill Playwright’s Conference and The David Calicchio Emerging Playwrights Prize, Finalist for Mabou Mines Residency, workshop at TerraNOVA and an ... (read complete bio)

 

Cecilia Copeland Biography

Cecilia Copeland is a Playwright, Screenwriter, and the Artistic Director of New York Madness. Her Plays Include: BIOLIFE Semifinalist for The O’Neill Playwright’s Conference and The David Calicchio Emerging Playwrights Prize, Finalist for Mabou Mines Residency, workshop at TerraNOVA and an Upcoming Reading with The Private Theatre. COURTING Stage Left Productions’ New Play Winner (Workshop Production) and Reading in the undergroundzero festival NYC. LIGHT OF NIGHT Developed at New Dramatists with upcoming Production for the Reopening Season of IATI Theater in 2013. “THE WICKED SON” A Passover Play, named one of the Top Three Best New Jewish Plays, by the Jewish Plays Project. ONE WOMAN, Produced for SWAN Day and winner of the Lennis J. Holm Scholarship for Playwriting Award at the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

One Acts/Films: AMUSEMENT BOMBER, which she adapted into a screenplay that was produced by Artemis Productions with a Special Effects Grant from Metro Screen Australia. BILLBOARDS GREATEST HITS Commissioned and Produced by The Performing Arts High School. VELVET EGGS Commissioned by Overturn Theatre Ensemble and presented in a new works reading series along with other one act, and KCACTF Finalist, PLAYING at IATI Theater. WORDS OF A REVOLUTIONARY, Produced by the Anarchist Theatre Festival of Montreal. UNICORN and MOONTANNER GIRLS Published by The International Center for Women Playwrights. INSIDE Produced by CAPSLOCK THEATRE. FEMIN-NAZI FOR HIRE Produced by The Disreputables in DC. BRITTANY, MADONNA AND PUSSY RIOT Commissioned and Produced by Culture Project.
Cecilia participated in Write Out Front Produced by Theaterspeak as featured in The New York Times and the 31 Plays in 31 Days Project for which her play, WHAT WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN was selected out of the nationwide submission to be given a staged reading in CA. She is currently adapting WHAT WE TEACH OUT CHILDREN along with several other plays from the 31 Plays in 31 Days project into a screenplay for the short film, SANCTUARY.

Through her company New York Madness she has Produced, Written and Presented work at Ensemble Studios Theatre, The Cherry Lane Theater, INTAR Theater, IATI Theater, and Primary Stages among others including writing for the Minneapolis Branch of US Madness at the Playwright's Center.

Cecilia is an Alumna of The Stella Adler Studio Conservatory in NYC and both Writers Workshops at University of Iowa BA with Honors Minor in Dance and Ohio University MFA. As an Actress and Dancer she was featured on MTV’s 12 Angry Viewers and VH1’s Dancing with the Pointer Sisters.




Cecilia Copeland News

SMARTPHONE SHORTS to be Presented at Oberon Theatre Ensemble's Film Festival Photo SMARTPHONE SHORTS to be Presented at Oberon Theatre Ensemble's Film Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2021

LanDan Consulting has announced Oberon Theatre Ensemble's 'Smartphone Shorts' (Brad Fryman, Artistic Director). An evening featuring short films created during Oberon's Smartphone Workshops. The films were shot exclusively on smartphones as the ensemble negotiated its way through the pandemic.

Neil LaBute and More Featured in Online Benefit for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Arti Photo Neil LaBute and More Featured in Online Benefit for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Artists Relief Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 9, 2020

On Wednesday, October 21st, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Romy Nordlinger will present NYSEEING 2020: a benefit to raise funds for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe & The Artists Relief Fund.

Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Romy Nordlinger Present NYSEEING 2020 Photo Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Romy Nordlinger Present NYSEEING 2020
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2020

Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Romy Nordlinger present NYSEEING 2020: a livestreamed benefit to raise funds for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe & The Artists Relief Fund.

IASNY Presents An Evening Of Immigrant Women's Monologues  at Nuyorican Poets Café Photo IASNY Presents An Evening Of Immigrant Women's Monologues at Nuyorican Poets Café
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2020

Immigrant/International Artists and Scholars in New York invites YOU to LIBERTY's DAUGHTERS: An Evening Of Immigrant Women's Monologues presented by artists across generations, ethnicities, and gender identities at the storied (virtual) Nuyorican Poets Café.

LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS Immigrant Women Read Monologues At The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Photo LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS Immigrant Women Read Monologues At The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2020

In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month:Immigrant/International Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY) Honor Roll! (Women+ Playwrights 40+) Nuyorican Poets Café invite you to an evening of IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S MONOLOGUESat the virtual Nuyorican Poets Café. Live-stream On Zoom - June 23, At 8 Pm a?" Free, https://www.nuyorican.org.

IASNY to Celebrate Women Artists History Month With LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS Photo IASNY to Celebrate Women Artists History Month With LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2020

Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY) Playwrights Across Borders plan to celebrate Women Artists History Month at the storied Nuyorican Poets Café (236 East 3rd ST. New York, NY 10009) on Saturday, March 14, 1 - 3 pm with an afternoon of IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S MONOLOGUES written by 13 fabulous women playwrights/artists:

Gina Femia And Additional Writers Announced For Final NY Madness Of Season Photo Gina Femia And Additional Writers Announced For Final NY Madness Of Season
by Julie Musbach - Jul 15, 2019

The final Madness of the season will be a (mostly!) All-Company Madness and will take place on Sunday, July 28th at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). NYM Company member Gina Femia will be the featured guest and pick the theme.

Sold Out ONE WOMAN By Cecilia Copeland Returns To United Solo Photo Sold Out ONE WOMAN By Cecilia Copeland Returns To United Solo
by Julie Musbach - Nov 12, 2017

Cecilia Copeland's 'ONE WOMAN,' sold out debut at the United Solo Theatre Festival, has been given a second performance on Monday, November 13th at 9PM.

Cecilia Copeland's Sci-fi TV Pilot Script TALATRICS Named a Finalist in LA Femme Inte Photo Cecilia Copeland's Sci-fi TV Pilot Script TALATRICS Named a Finalist in LA Femme International Film Festival
by Julie Musbach - Oct 15, 2017

October 19th- 21st LA Femme International Film Festival will hold its twelfth annual presentation honoring women's work and fostering relationships for women in the industry. Ms. Copeland's science fiction TV Pilot, TALATRICS is one among ten Finalist scripts being honored.

Regina Taylor and David Pittu to Read Cecilia Copeland's TALATRICS for New York Women Photo Regina Taylor and David Pittu to Read Cecilia Copeland's TALATRICS for New York Women in Film & Television's New Works Lab
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Regina Taylor (I'll Fly Away, The Unit) and David Pittu (House of Cards, The Spanish Prisoner) will read Cecilia Copeland's TALATRICS, Directed by Amir Arison (NBC's The Blacklist) for New York Women in Film & Television's New Works Lab.

Cecilia Copeland Videos

STAGE TUBE: Promo for THEATERSPEAK's WRITE OUT FRONT - J. Stephen Brantley Writes a Play
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2012

THEATERSPEAK will present an installation of more than 70 award-winning and emerging playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, August 13th - September 1st, In each two-hour time slot, a different playwright will write their play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is visible to the street, opening their process up to the passerby on the street. Below, check out a video promo for the event, featuring J.Stephen Brantley of Hard Sparks writing a play