Cynthia L. (Cindy) Cooper is a two-time Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center, where she also directed a Women's Playwriting Conference and served as the Interim Director. Her plays--17 full-length, 35 short, a half-dozen for young audiences--are published in 16 volumes and have been performed in regional theaters, New York, Europe, Canada.
How She Played the Game was produced off Broadway by the Women's Project and by Primary Stages, and has appeared in 100 venues, including Budapest, Helsinki, and Montreal. Silence Not, A Love Story, premiered in Israel. Other produced plays: Strange Light, Sisters of Sisters, Slow Burn, Sentences and Words, Beyond Stone, A Date at Last, Works of Art, Running on Glass, A World At Your Fingertips, Sor Juana, Strange Bedfellows, The Outermost House, The Dwelling Place, Bend the Arc, Words of Choice (toured to 20 states), more. New works include Stones of Tiananmen and Heaven Scent.
Her plays have won awards from Pen and Brush, Malibu Int'l Play Festival, Off-Broadway Short Play Festival, White Bear Arts, Barn Theatre, others. She is also the author of eight books, one of which was filmed as a CBS-TV movie, and dozens of published articles. An Affiliated Artist at the Playwrights' Center, she lives in New York City.