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Cecilia Copeland Biography

 
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 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.