Cori Thomas is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. Produced plays: LOCKDOWN; WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER; CITIZENS MARKET; MY SECRET LANGUAGE OF WISHES; PA’S HAT and more. Produced and Developed at: WP Theater; Rattlestick Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Page 73, Ensemble Studio Theatre; City Theater Co. Pittsburgh; The Goodman Theater; Pillsbury House Theater; Mixed Blood; Horizon’s Theater, Mosaic Theatre Co.; and others. She has won the American Theater Critics Osborn Award; Edgerton Foundation Prize; Was a 2017 runner up for The Dramatist Guild Horton Foote Playwriting Award; is a two time Theodore Ward Prize winner. Cori is the Mellon Playwright in Residence at WP Theater; and a New Dramatists Resident Playwright. She has been awarded Fellowships at O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; Sundance Theater Lab; MacDowell Colony; Bogliasco Foundation; Baryshnikov Arts Center; Djerassi and more. Film and TV Projects include: Original screenplay for HBO Films and Tribeca Productions; and various film and TV project in development. Cori has co-written the memoirs of Sex Trafficking survivor, Sara Kruzan for Knopf/Random House due out Spring 2022. Founder: The Pa’s Hat Foundation a 501c(3) organization focused on helping former child soldiers and other marginalized citizens of Liberia, West Africa with educational and work related assistance. Ongoing volunteer at San Quentin State Prison with the anti-violence program No More Tears. Board of Directors: of New Dramatists, Pa’s Hat Foundation, Project FEEL, and No More TearsSQ. Cori is represented by Leah Hamos and Vernalis Co at The Gersh Agency, Kirsten Jacobson at Good Fear Content; Eve MacSweeney at Fletcher and Co. LOCKDOWN is scheduled for Spring 2021 at Milwaukee Rep.