by Coni Ciongoli-Koepfinger
Cast of Characters
A disfigured loner befriends a priest who is not able to
keep his secret, even though it is told in the sanctity of the Confessional.
The present. Inside and around the grounds of The Old
Stone Church, a landmark.
Ciongoli-Koepfinger believes that creative energy is never lost... it just
changes hands, hearts and minds. She holds an MA from Carnegie Mellon
University and BA in Theatre Arts. In addition to writing plays, art theory
and course curriculum, Koepfinger teaches composition, literature, and
theatre courses at various universities. Her recently published play
Candledancing was originally produced in 1999 with British
composer, Robert Hugill. Following that collaboration, their operetta,
Garrett got raves in Opera News in 2001 for its performance at Hoxton Hall,
London. A Post-Gazette review of her play
Sideshow compared her thematic style to
master, Rod Serling. Koepfinger has received awards from the
Pittsburgh Foundation and Heinz Multicultural Arts Initiative and was named
in Pittsburgh Magazineís Excellence in the Arts Awards. Although, Koepfinger resides in Pittsburgh, most of her avant-garde work follows her
spirit, which has thrived in New York City for the last twenty years. Other
productions include Coffeehouse Magik at Brooklyn's Museum of Sound
Recording, and Garrett, the Blue Giraffe at the Bay Area Festival
in Sonoma. Her children's plays, Jack and the Talkback Beanstalk
and Rudolph's Big Secret
were named the most produced by its
publisher Dramasource. Most recently, her piece
The Guardian won
acceptance into the 2009 Mother Daughter Monologues by the International
Center for Women Playwrights. Koepfinger is a member of the Dramatists
Guild of America, League of Professional Theatre Women / LPTW, and a Board
Member of the International Center for Women Playwrights / ICWP.
Have you read Coni's full-length
or her other one-act The Red Room?
How about her holiday "Rudolph"
collection for youth?
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