ALICE EVE COHEN, writer and solo theatre artist

The Balinese Frog Prince




Works

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THE YEAR MY MOTHER CAME BACK
Cohen's new memoir about mothers and daughters (Algonquin Books, March 2015)
“I love, love, love this book. It’s so rich, so real and so moving… astonishingly wonderful—I was enthralled… You're a brilliant writer.”
—Caroline Leavitt, book critic for Boston Globe and People, and NY Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW - a solo play
WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, adapted from Cohen's acclaimed memoir—one of Oprah Magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer and winner of Elle Lettres Grand Prix for Nonfiction, is a solo show with 40 characters.

Workshops, courses, residencies, private consulting
Alice is on the faculty of The New School, where she teaches playwriting and solo theater. She teaches workshops in playwriting, memoir, solo theater and performance, and is available for one-on-one book and script consultations.

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW - a memoir
“Everything we love in a book -- profound, honest, hilarious, humane, surprising." Anne Lamott, Salon BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

In her unflinchingly honest and ruefully witty voice, Alice nimbly carries us through her metamorphosis from a woman who has come to terms with infertility to one who struggles to love a heartbeat found in her womb – six months into a high-risk pregnancy.

Elle's Lettres 2009 GRAND PRIX: BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
Oprah Magazine “25 BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER”

THIN WALLS and other plays
In her solo show, Thin Walls, Cohen portrays twelve eclectic neighbors in a century-old New York City residential hotel at the end of the 20th Century, as their lives collide in comic, tragic, and sometimes violent ways.

SOLO SHOWS FOR FAMILY AUDIENCES
THE BALINESE FROG PRINCE and other works are available for touring to theatres, festival, schools, libraries, museums. Performance residencies can include workshops and master classes.


Articles, blogs, book blog reviews
Author posts, blogs, articles, interviews

Selected Works: Memoir; Solo Theater; Reviews and Articles; Teaching

Memoir
“A wry, magical memoir about the transcendent power of mother-daughter love.” —Elle "The Year My Mother Came Back is a perfect book." Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life
“Everything we love in a book -- profound, honest, hilarious, humane, surprising." Anne Lamott, Salon BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR" "Her darkly hilarious memoir, What I Thought I Knew (Viking), is an unexpected bundle of joy.” Oprah Magazine
Solo Theatre
Jane Chambers Award 2015 Honorable Mention. “A sold-out hit at the All For One Theatre Festival...Cohen’s performance is a constant, joyous amazement.” —Director, AFO Theatre Festival “So vivid, so immediate, so complex, so full of compassion, so brutally honest… This is what theater can be. All in one body—speaking, moving, falling still—and an audience, echoing each change.”—Tompkins Weekly, Ithaca, NY.
One building. A city in upheaval. A solo play about twelve lives colliding. "Gripping" New York Times “A little show, but with such a big, embracing heart.”
–The Guardian, London
“Spellbinding…Our audiences were enraptured.”DTW, Family Matters “It was probably the funniest show I have ever seen!”—Daniel, age 7
TEACHING
“She is a remarkable teacher. She helped me to find my artistic voice, and her course had a major impact on my life and my career.” —James Scruggs, playwright, performance artist.
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