Resident Playwright2015 -- 2022
Cori Thomas is a playwright and actress. Her plays include When January Feels Like Summer (World Premiere City Theatre Co., Pittsburgh, NYC EST/Page73/Women's Project) Mosaic Theatre Co. Washington, DC; upcoming Underground Railway Theater Cambridge MA 2016Pa’s Hat (Pillsbury House Theatre, MN); Flight 109, 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. Cori’s plays have been developed and produced at Sundance Theatre Lab, Goodman Theatre, City Theatre Co. (Pittsburgh), Page 73, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Playwrights Horizons, Lark Play Development Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 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 National Black Theatre. A New Dramatists Resident, she has been commissioned by South Coast Rep Theatre, The Sloan Foundation, Central Square Theater, NYSCA, EST, Pillsbury House Theatre. Grants from Jerome Foundation, Sundance Institute, MacDowell Fellow. Publications: Upcoming: (Dramatic Publishing ) When January Feels Like Summer (Viking Press) Plays for Two Waking Up; (Smith and Krauss ) Best short plays 2010 His Daddy; (Smith and Krauss) Selected monologues and scenes When January Feels Like Summer.