Nancy Cooper Frank’s most recent playwriting credits include three short comic plays from her Toby and Alfred cycle, with productions and readings as follows:
- Otherwise What to be produced by The Secret Room Theatre as part of Lickety Skits at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, September 5-17 2011. A slightly different version (the version with beer) is to be produced by the San Francisco Theatre Pub. Aug. 14-30th in the Pint-Sized Play Festival, Aug 2011.
- Garbage Day selected by Fire Rose Productions for their 10-minute Play Festival, Secret Rose Theatre, North Hollywood, CA. in August, 2011; also presented at the SVC Space, in the Shorts, Mediums, and Longs festival of readings, Santa Clarita, CA, July 9, 2011.
- Tiny Riffs produced by Spare Change Theatre for its In a New York Minute Festival, New York City, April 28-29, 2011.
Other short plays by Nancy Cooper Frank have been included in showcases and readings in the San Francisco Bay area, including the Playwright Center of San Francisco’s Sheherezade year-in-review, Brookside Repertory’s Holiday Shorts and a benefit reading for the Playwrights’ Cafe of Berkeley.
She has been developing her full length Anna and the Blackbird in the Monday Night Group as well as in P.O.P., another San Francisco playwrights’ group. Selections from this play have been given staged readings as part of New Writers/New Works and a P.O.P. showcase.
She is currently working on a long one-act based on the life and works of the Russian absurdist writer Daniil Kharms and his real-life imaginary brother.
Nancy is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild. She’s taken part in Will Dunne’s dramatic writing Workshops and as well as Playwright’s Foundation workshops led by Octavio Solis, Eugenie Chan and D.W. Jacobs.
Her feature articles and humor essays have been published in a variety of publications including The New York Times and the anthology The Unsavvy Traveller. She won the award for Best Essay at the 2000 Book Passage Travel Writers’ and Photographers’ Conference. She has taught literature and Russian language at the college level.