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    Alice Eve Cohen is a writer and solo theatre artist. Her memoir, What I Though I Knew (Viking/Penguin), won the Elle's Lettrese Grand Prix for Nonfiction and was selected as one of Oprah Magazine's 25 Best Books of summer. Her memoir, The Year My Mother Came Back was published by Algonquin Books; audiobook (read by the author) published by Highbridge/Recorded Books. What I Thought I Knew and Other Plays by Alice Eve Cohen was published by NoPassport Press. Cohen has written for Nickelodeon, CTW, and CBS, and has toured her solo shows and plays to theatres, festivals and schools, nationally and internationally. She has been writer-in-residence at University of Michigan, and she teaches creative writing and playwriting at The New School. Alice has a BA in Anthropology and Theatre from Princeton University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School.


    Degrees Held:

    BA, Princeton University

    MFA in Creative Writing, The New School

    Professional Affiliations:

    Authors Guild

    Dramatists Guild

    Artists Rise Up NY (ARUNY)

    Recent Publications:

    The Year My Mother Came Back, Algonquin

    What I Thought I Knew and Other Plays by Alice Eve Cohen, NoPassport Press

    Performances And Appearances:

    THIN WALLS, a solo play with 12 characters, at The Kitchen Theatre (Ithaca), University of Michigan, RVCC Arts (NJ)

    Received commission from Kitchen Theatre Company to write a 15 minute play for April '17 theatre festival about suffrage movement in New York State. To be produced at The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY

    Panelist on 2 panels at AWP 17 Conference (Associated Writing Programs) in DC in February.

    Guest author, faculty, Desert Nights Creative Writing Conference in, Tempe, Arizona. Alice will teach 3 workshops: "Writing With All Five Senses," "One Story, Two Points of View: Writing from Multiple Perspectives," and "Writing Monologue: How Language Defines Character."

    "When the Moon Fit in My Window" essay published in anthology, "The House That Made Me: Writers Reflect on the Places and People that Defined Them" published by SparkPress

    Research Interests:

    Solo Theatre, documentary theatre, political theatre, 20th century theatre and performance art, plays and playwrights, memoir, fiction, feminism

    Awards And Honors:

    * ELLE'S LETTRES GRAND PRIX: Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year
    * 25 BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER—Oprah Magazine
    * SALON.COM, Best Books of the Year
    * Indie Next List Notables
    * VCCA Fellow
    * JANE CHAMBERS Playwriting Award, Honorable Mention
    * Playwriring Fellowships, NYS Council on the Arts

    * Literature Fellowship, NYS Council on the Arts

    * Production grants NYS Council on the Arts and NEA
    * A Year of Reading: Best First Lines of 2015
    * 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2015, The Winnsboro News (Texas)

    Current Courses:

    Playwriting from Personal Exp.

    Playwriting from Personal Exp. (Spring 2020)

    Writers Gym

    Writers Gym (Open Campus)