Cori Thomas

Resident Playwright

2015 -- 2022

Cori Thomas is a playwright and actress. Her plays include LOCKDOWN (upcoming production at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, NYC); When January Feels Like Summer (World Premiere at City Theatre, Pittsburgh; Performances at EST/Page73/Women's Project in NYC; Mosaic Theater Co., D.C.); Citizens Market (World Premiere also at City Theatre, Pittsburgh; Underground Railway Theater, Cambridge, MA); The Princess, The Breast, and, The Lizard; The Unusual Love Life of Bedbugs and Other Creatures; My Secret Language of Wishes (Various theaters and University productions including Mixed Blood, MN); and the Liberian Legacy Trilogy--Pa’s Hat (Pillsbury House Theatre, MN); Flight 109; and In The Beginning. Short plays: Waking Up, His Daddy, and 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 Playwrights 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 Playwrights Theater; The Working Theater; NYSCA, EST, and Pillsbury House Theatre. Publications: When January Feels Like Summer (Dramatic Publishing): Waking Up (Viking Press, Plays for Two); His Daddy (Smith and Kraus, Best Short Plays 2010); When January Feels Like Summer (Smith and Kraus, selections for monologue and scene anthologies). 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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