Cori Thomas


Cori ThomasCori Thomas is a playwright and actress who lives in New York City. Her plays include: When January Feels Like Summer (World Premiere City Theatre Co., Pittsburgh); Pa’s Hat (Pillsbury House Theatre, MN); My Secret Language of Wishes (Various theaters and University productions including Mixed Blood, MN); The Princess, The Breast, and, The Lizard; The Unusual Love Life of Bedbugs and Other Creatures; Waking Up; His Daddy; our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. Thomas is a lifetime member in Acting/Writing at Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC) She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, Member of ‘Wright on!’ writing group, Lark Play Development Center. Thomas’ plays have been developed and produced

at Sundance Theatre Lab, Goodman Theatre, City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), Page 73, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Playwrights Horizons, Lark Play Development Center, The Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Going To The River, Pillsbury House Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Passage Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, New Federal Theatre, New Georges, The Black Rep (St. Louis), The New Black Fest, and Queens Theatre in the Park. She has been commissioned by South Coast Rep Theatre, Sloan Foundation/EST, NYSCA/EST, Pillsbury House Theatre. She has received a grant from the Jerome Foundation and has been a Sundance

Institute Fellow and a MacDowell Fellow. Publications: (Smith and Krauss Best Short Plays 2010) His Daddy. (Smith and Krauss Selected Monologues and Scenes 2011) When January Feels Like Summer. Awards and Honors: Nominated Susan Smith Blackburn, Juilliard Fellow Finalist, O’Neill Conference Finalist, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, 2008 Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow, and 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Osborn Award for Best New Play (When January Feels Like Summer) ; 2005 Theodore Ward Prize (My Secret Language of Wishes)

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