Cynthia Chapman

Cynthia Chapman writes for stage and screen. Mr. Roys’ Bicycle Repair Shop, recently adapted for the screen, was selected for the Top 25 Shorts in ISA’s 2020 Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition. Her full-length plays include SkyChef (Playwrights’ Center Core Apprentice Program Finalist) and House Rules. Monologues from both plays to be published in She Persisted Monologues by Applause in 2021. The Journey was a finalist for The Bridge Initiative’s Bechdel Test Festival 2.0., following development with Megan Schy-Gleeson, as the invited playwright at the Directors Lab at MICHA International Festival. Her plays have been produced by The Boston Theatre Marathon, The Warner International Playwrights Festival, New Urban Theatre Lab, A Shot of Theatre. Her 365 Women A Year play, Anna Sokolow: Truth in Motion, was selected for the Untold Stories of Jewish Women Festival in NYC (a collaboration with 365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and Women in the Arts & Media Coalition). Cynthia scratched the thespian itch out of college and trained as an actor, studying Meisner Method with Martin Barter and Gale Hansen; also Michael Beckett, Mary Anthony and Anna Sokolow at HB Studio, Gene Feist at the Roundabout Theatre Workshop, George Morrison and Michael Shurtleff. Cynthia taught scriptwriting for Emerson College’s Summer Program and was an invited Guest Artist at The Kennedy Center Playwrighting Intensive. Cynthia holds her MFA in Creative Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University, and is a member of the Dramatist Guild, Honor Roll!, Proscenium Playwrights and The 9th Floor, NYC.


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