Coni Ciongoli-Koepfinger, M.A.
Ciongoli-Koepfinger, M.A. is currently a trustee at the International Centre for Women
Playwrights and Playwright in Residence / Associate Director at The Spiral Theatre
Studio in Chelsea, the new theatre district of Manhattan.
She is also Radio Host / Writer at
On Air Players.
As Librettist / Playwright of the new play Singularity: A Brave New Musical, Coni along with her partners Joe Izen and Joe Kelly hope to bring to light a greater awareness of the evolution of technology and its relationship with humanity.
Formerly an Adjunct Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, Point Park University and other colleges, Coni is developing a new “Formative Stages” pedagogy for teaching the arts and writing composition.
Although Coni enjoys academia, the focus is on her dramatic work now as an avid author at JAC Publishing & Promotions. Her play Candledancing was recently published with a brilliance score by British composer, Robert Hugill. Following that collaboration, Garrett got raves in Opera News for its performance at Hoxton Hall, London. A review of her play Sideshow compared her thematic style to Rod Serling and she has also been compared to Charles Dickens.
Other productions of published work include Coffeehouse Magik at Brooklyn’s Museum of Sound Recording, and Garrett, the Blue Giraffe won at the Bay Area Festival in Sonoma and was recently read at the legendary Players Club in Gramercy Park. Her children’s plays, Jack and the Talkback Beanstalk and Rudolph’s Big Secret were named the most produced by Dramasource. Her piece The Guardian won acceptance into the 2009 Mother Daughter Monologues by the International Center for Women Playwrights.
Coni is a full member of the Dramatist Guild and is National Member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. She is also a member of Theatre Without Borders, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), and The International Theatre Network. Holding a MA in Cultural Theory from Carnegie Mellon and a BA in Theatre Arts from Penn State University, Coni believes that reality can be transformed through the arts.
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