KAREN CECILIA - playwright
KAREN CECILIA (Playwright, Screenwriter) is based in Brooklyn. Her work has been seen in NYC at 3LD, La Mama, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, Theater For The New City, Theatre Odyssey, Sarasota FL, The Coalescence Theatre, Illinois and The Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA and Jermyn Street Theater, London England. She is member of the Playwright/Directors Workshop at The Actors Studio, NYC. Her play Ivy Walls was one of four finalists and produced at the Second Annual Theatre Odyssey One Act Play Festival and has received Top Finalist Honors for the 2019 Ivoryton Women Playwright’s Initiative. Ivy Walls is published with Smith Scripts UK. Perfectly Normal (previously named Mea Culpa) was chosen for the #Shepersisted festival in Bloomington, Illinois and received Semi-Finalist award from The Orlando Shakespeare Theater in 2019. Play Workshops: The Cry Havoc Theatre Company and IVP Productions. She was the winner of the Walter Prichard Eaton Prize for Playwriting Excellence from Hunter College in 2014. She was a co-screenwriter on Daughters of Solanas produced by The Women’s Weekend Film Challenge ‘19. Karen is a frequent guest on City World Radio speaking about theatre and playwriting.
Karen has an MFA Playwriting from The Actors Studio Drama School. She is a member of the Playwright/Directors Workshop at The Actors Studio in NYC, The Dramatists Guild of America and The League Of Professional Theater Women.
Publications: 100 MONOLOGUES FROM NEW PLAYS 2020--WOMEN
Limelight Editions/The Applause Acting Series. "Zaza" Monologue from STRIKE: All Women Stand United.