Cori Thomas

Resident Playwright

2015 -- 2022

Cori Thomas is a playwright and actress. Her plays include: LOCKDOWNCitizens MarketWhen January Feels Like Summer (both World Premieres at City Theatre Co., Pittsburgh, NYC EST/Page73/Women's Project) Mosaic Theatre Co. Washington, DC;Citizens Market at City Theater Pittsburgh, PA; Underground Railway Theater Cambridge MA 2016Liberian Legacy Trilogy: Pa’s Hat (Pillsbury House Theatre, MN); Flight 109; In The Beginning; 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. Short plays: Waking Up; His Daddy; The Hair Play;
Cori’s plays have been developed and produced at: New Dramatists; O'Neill National Playwrights Conference; Sundance Theatre Lab; Bogliasco Foundation; Baryshnikov Arts Center; Goodman Theatre, City Theatre Co. Momentum;, Page 73; Playwrights Horizons; Lark Play Development Center; Ensemble Studio Theatre; Going To The River, Pillsbury House Theatre; Rattlestick Playwright's Theater; 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.
Cori has been commissioned by: South Coast Rep; The Sloan Foundation, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater; The Working Theater; NYSCA, EST, Pillsbury House Theatre;
Publications: (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.
Among other projects: Cori is contracted to write a screenplay for HBO Films.
Cori is founder of The Pa's Hat Foundation a 501(c)3 non profit helping former child soldiers and other under-served citizens in Liberia, West Africa with education and employment opportunities.

ND Activity
  • Lippmann Family "New Frontier" Award

    Lippmann Family "New Frontier" Award

    Created as a memorial to the late John Lippmann, a much-loved and respected New Dramatists board member, the Lippmann Family "New Frontier" Award seeks to assist playwrights in opening up new frontiers of the imagination, through travel and adventure.

Contact Info

Agent: Leah Hamos
The Gersh Agency
lhamos@gersh.com
(212) 634-8153

Corithyme@gmail.com

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