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Works

New Plays:
OKLAHOMA SAMOVAR, finalist 2021 National Jewish Playwriting Contest

THE YEAR MY MOTHER CAME BACK, 2021 premiere, Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western NY

OKLAHOMA SAMOVAR: National Jewish Playwriting Contest

 

Jewish Plays Project: The 10th Annual Jewish Playwriting Contest Top 10

 

Synopsis: In 1887, two Latvian teenagers, Jake and Hattie, flee the Russian Army and become the only Jews in the Oklahoma Land Rush. 100 years later, their ninety-year-old daughter Sylvia reinvents their story of five generations in a Jewish pioneer family, traveling East to West and then West to East, staking their claims in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Coney Island, putting down roots and digging graves, embodying their own Jewish variations on the mythologized and turbulent American Dream - an utterly human and absolutely unique American story, based on real events.

You can read the play here: New Play Exchange: Oklahoma Samovar

 

THE YEAR MY MOTHER CAME BACK, 2021 Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western NY produces filmed staged reading

 

Syopsis: Thirty years after her death, Alice's mother appears to her, and continues to do so, during the hardest year Alice has had to face. A love story. A ghost story. This play will speak to anybody who has ever loved their mother, struggled with their mother, lost their mother, or dreamt of reconciling with their mother. Adapted from Cohen's memoir.

 

Review in the Buffalo News "Alice Eve Cohen has an almost magical touch in the way she introduces her audience to a character...  heading off through unexplored emotional territory full of fresh questions, surprising revelations and sometimes uncomfortable insights before arriving – ta da! – back at a place that is a lot like where everything started, only much better."

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IN THE CERVIX OF OTHERS, a full-length play.

Winner of the 2019 Jane Chambers Playwriting Award.

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.

TEACHING: workshops, residencies, private consulting.

Alice teaches playwriting, memoir, solo theater and performance, and is available for one-on-one consulations on plays, memoirs and solo shows. She teaches undergraduate creative writing and playwriting at The New School's Creative Writing Program and is an MFA mentor on the faculty of Augsburg Univeristy's Creative Writing MFA program.

2020 DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD, The New School. 

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 GRAND PRIX: BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
Oprah Magazine “25 BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER”

THE YEAR MY MOTHER CAME BACK

Cohen's memoir about mothers and daughters (Algonquin Books)
“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

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.

Essays, posts, blogs, interviews

Essays, posts, blogs, interviews