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About Cori Thomas
Her plays include
WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
THE LIBERIAN LEGACY TRILOGY
Plays have been produced and developed at, Rattlestick Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Page 73,
Women’s Project; City Theater Co. Pittsburgh; The Goodman Theater; Pillsbury House Theater; Mixed
Blood; and more. She has won the American Theater Critics Osborn Award for Best New Play; Edgerton
Foundation Prize; was a runner up for The Horton Foote Prize; is a two time Theodore Ward Prize
winner. Cori is a New Dramatists Resident. She is the Mellon Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at WP
Theater, and a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists. She has been awarded Fellowships at O’Neill
National Playwrights Conference; Sundance Theater Lab; MacDowell Colony; Bogliasco; Baryshnikov Arts
Center; and more.
She has written an original screenplay about Nelson Mandela for HBO Films and Tribeca Productions,
and has developed a TV series with JuVee Productions, a Podcast series with AUDIBLE, and more.
Cori is co-author of I Cried To Dream Again the memoir of sex trafficking survivor Sara Kruzan (Penguin
Cori has been on faculty and served as Guest Professor at a number of colleges and universities
including: Carnegie Mellon, Iowa State University, Sarah Lawrence College, New School University,
Marymount Manhattan College and more.
Cori is board chair and volunteer with the violence prevention program No More Tears at San Quentin State Prison nomoretearssq.com
Co-founder Ps’s Hat Foundation a 501(c)3 devoted to educating former child soldiers in Liberia, West Africa.
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