Jennifer Kokai

Jennifer Kokai

Jennifer A. Kokai is a playwright who currently lives in Ogden, Utah where she teaches at Weber State University. Her work has been produced in Fringe Festivals and academic settings in Indianapolis, Austin, New York, Utah, and others. In 2014 her play "Girl of Glass" was included in the Lark Play Development Center's Playwrights Week and was an O'Neill Semi-Finalist. She is a member of the...
Jennifer A. Kokai is a playwright who currently lives in Ogden, Utah where she teaches at Weber State University. Her work has been produced in Fringe Festivals and academic settings in Indianapolis, Austin, New York, Utah, and others. In 2014 her play "Girl of Glass" was included in the Lark Play Development Center's Playwrights Week and was an O'Neill Semi-Finalist. She is a member of the Plan B Theatre Company Playwrights Lab.

Plays

  • Zombie Thoughts (written with Oliver Kokai-Means)
    Sam and Pig are avatars in the video game “Zombie Thoughts.” Sam’s character is intelligent, anxious, and armed with a book. Pig is goofy, distracted, and armed with a rubber chicken. Can Pig and the players in the audience help Sam overcome anxiety and defeat the monsters and trials the Machine throws in the way? A 45 minute video game inspired TYA play about childhood anxiety where the audience determines the...
    Sam and Pig are avatars in the video game “Zombie Thoughts.” Sam’s character is intelligent, anxious, and armed with a book. Pig is goofy, distracted, and armed with a rubber chicken. Can Pig and the players in the audience help Sam overcome anxiety and defeat the monsters and trials the Machine throws in the way? A 45 minute video game inspired TYA play about childhood anxiety where the audience determines the outcome. Written for grades 3-6 with help from someone in grade 3.
  • The Art of Floating
    Marian lives in the sleepy town of Spring Hill, Florida where she spends her days hanging out at the senior citizen center and drinking wine with her best friend Fran. After her estranged granddaughter has a crisis of faith and moves in with her, marvelous things begin to happen. A play about death, faith, and learning to float through Jello.
  • Girl of Glass
    Edgar, a delivery man, misreads a package and attempts to deliver it to the wrong address. The place he ends up at is a weird store, filled with glowing glass jars and run by a woman named Truly. Truly captures Edgar's attention and he visits her once a week at the store, falling more and more in love with her. But what is in the glass jars and is Truly who she says she is? The play is told with a...
    Edgar, a delivery man, misreads a package and attempts to deliver it to the wrong address. The place he ends up at is a weird store, filled with glowing glass jars and run by a woman named Truly. Truly captures Edgar's attention and he visits her once a week at the store, falling more and more in love with her. But what is in the glass jars and is Truly who she says she is? The play is told with a experimental structure that allows spaces for each company to create moments in the play through dance, puppetry, improv or other elements.