Cynthia Chapman


Recent news: My short play adapted for film, Mr. Roys' Bicycle Repair Shop, is a finalist in the 2020 ISA Table Read My Screenplay Genre contest. Another adaption, Blackout, was noted in the top 12%-15% of the Nashville Film Festival.  The Next Jean Harlow for the Warner 8th Annual International Playwrights Festival and The Journey, for The Bridge Initiative's Bechdel Test Festival 2.0. In 2018, Cynthia was the Playwright-in-Residence at the Michael Chekhov Association International Festival (MICHA), The Mother-Loving Train, played at Boston Theatre Marathon XX; Mr. Roys’ Bicycle Repair Shop debuted at the Warner International Playwrights Festival, A Shot of Theatre performed An Odd Couple, and her play written for 365 Women A Year, Anna Sokolow: Truth in Motion, was selected for the festival of Untold Stories of Jewish Women in NYC (a collaboration with 365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and Women in the Arts & Media Coalition). Cynthia’s full-length plays include SkyChef (Playwrights’ Center 2014 Core Apprentice Program Finalist) and House Rules. In 2016, she was an invited Guest Artist at The Kennedy Center Playwrighting Intensive. Cynthia scratched the thespian itch out of college and began to train as an actor, studying Meisner Method with Martin Barter and Gale Hansen, and continued studying with Michael Beckett, Mary Anthony and Anna Sokolow at HB Studio, Gene Feist at the Roundabout Theatre Workshop, George Morrison of the New Actors Studio and Michael Shurtleff. More recently, as an educator, Cynthia taught scriptwriting for Emerson College’s Pre-College Summer Program. Cynthia holds her MFA in Creative Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University. Cynthia Chapman is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild, Playwrights’ Center, Proscenium Playwrights and a member of 9th Floor, NYC.