Enid Cokinos

Enid Cokinos

Enid Cokinos’ plays have been produced in Indiana, New York and Connecticut, and as a finalist at the 2018 Midwest Dramatist Conference in Kansas City, received a reading of her short play "Now and Then". That same play received Honorable Mention in the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Helen-Jean Play Contest based in New York’s mid-Hudson Valley. In addition, one of her newest full-length plays, "Rumpel...
Enid Cokinos’ plays have been produced in Indiana, New York and Connecticut, and as a finalist at the 2018 Midwest Dramatist Conference in Kansas City, received a reading of her short play "Now and Then". That same play received Honorable Mention in the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Helen-Jean Play Contest based in New York’s mid-Hudson Valley. In addition, one of her newest full-length plays, "Rumpel", was named as a finalist in the 2020 Trustus Playwrights’ Festival in Columbia, South Carolina.

Enid’s short fiction and non-fiction pieces appear in various online journals including Flying Island Literary Journal, Medium (formerly 1:1000), and Story Circle Network’s Anthologies.

Enid holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Indiana University, and she is a proud member of the Indiana Playwrights Circle and the Indiana Writers Center.

Plays

  • A Teddy Bear Named Norbert (a short Christmas play)
    A short comedy about Elf Grace, who dreams of a cushy office job on Santa’s “A” team, but to advance off the toy assembly line, she must successfully fulfill a Wish Assignment. The HR policy allows for three tries at a promotion and Grace has blown two of them. Will a last-minute assignment on Christmas Eve be Grace’s ticket to her dream job?
  • Clara the Christmas Tree Angel (ten-minute play)
    Clara, a tree-topping angel with an attitude, was mercilessly dumped in a Crock-Pot box 15 years ago, but she’s back to reclaim her rightful perch atop the family Christmas tree. Recently-divorced Elise, however, wants to abandon the Yuletide celebration altogether. Can Clara convince Elise that holiday traditions are still worth the effort before the abandoned angel ends up on a thrift store shelf?
  • Dear Mavis (a one-act play)
    Dear Mavis is a comedy about an aging advice columnist who is inspired by “Miss Manners”. When a just-out-of-college editor takes over the newspaper and implements changes in every department, Mavis is teamed up with a twenty-something blogger to write a brand-new column. What could go wrong?
  • Fairy Godmother & Associates (a one-act play)
    A whimsical look at the trials and tribulations facing Fairy Godmother in modern times. Business is dwindling, and her traditional matchmaking ways are in jeopardy given the increasing number of internet dating sites. She must find a client, but will it mean giving up her tried-and-true methods and turning to technology to save her business?
  • Framed (a full-length play)
    A comedy about Charlotte, a budding young thief, who breaks into an old Victorian and is befriended by Minerva, the owner and retired photographer. Twenty years later, nomadic Charlotte inherits the “Painted Lady” and must decide whether she will keep it or get back on the road. Complicating matters is the strange appearance of Minerva’s squabbling family. Can they resolve their conundrum by helping Charlotte...
    A comedy about Charlotte, a budding young thief, who breaks into an old Victorian and is befriended by Minerva, the owner and retired photographer. Twenty years later, nomadic Charlotte inherits the “Painted Lady” and must decide whether she will keep it or get back on the road. Complicating matters is the strange appearance of Minerva’s squabbling family. Can they resolve their conundrum by helping Charlotte reach a decision?

    Long-listed (60 out of 300 submissions): Free Spirit Theatre Spring 2019 Production, Solihull, England
  • Imaginary Friends (a ten-minute play)
    A short romantic comedy about a young man reconnecting with his past as he struggles to decide his future. Will an encounter with his childhood friends set him on the path to happiness?

    *Invited by Theatre Unmasked to be included in a virtual reading and playwright interview (July 16, 2021).
  • Mother Lode (a ten-minute play)
    International art thieves, Marlie and Max, are in the middle of the biggest heist of their career when Marlie announces her proposed career change. Will her longtime partner-in-crime go along with the plan? And will she wait around for his answer?
  • Night Train (a ten-minute play)
    Author Maggie Fallon is on a train journey home when she meets Angela, a sparkly stranger on a mission. Will their short time together help Maggie change her mind about leaving New York City before reaching her destination?
  • Now and Then (a ten-minute play)
    *Finalist, 2018 Midwest Dramatists Conference, Kansas City, KS
    *Honorable Mention, Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Helen-Jean Contest, Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    Kate, a modern-day businesswoman, longs for a simpler life. Will a chance encounter with Vivica, a 1950s housewife, in the ladies’ lounge of an old hotel change Kate's opinion that the grass is greener on the other side?
  • Reap What You Sow (a short Halloween play)
    It’s Halloween night. Grim Reaper-in-Training Dale has less than 15 minutes to complete his final exam and take AJ-the-cabbie for a ride to show him the errors of his ways. Can Dale help AJ come to terms with his past mistakes – and perhaps receive redemption – before the reaping begins?
  • Reap What You Sow (Audio Drama Version)-A Short Halloween Play
    It’s Halloween night. Grim Reaper-in-Training Dale has less than 15 minutes to complete his final exam and take AJ-the-cabbie for a ride to show him the errors of his ways. Can Dale help AJ come to terms with his past mistakes – and perhaps receive redemption – before the reaping begins?
  • Rumpel (a full-length play)
    *Finalist, 2020 Trustus Playwrights’ Festival, Columbia, SC
    A comedic take on Rumpelstiltskin surrounding Dexter Miller, a professional student and wannabe author living off Mommy and Daddy. Dex’s troubles begin when his girlfriend tells Mr. Avery King, a publishing magnate, that he has written a novel. Enter an unlikely ghostwriter to get the job done, but what will it cost Dex to see his dreams fulfilled?
  • Straight Up with a Twist (a ten-minute play)
    When Olivia asks Helen, a retired librarian and wannabe mystery writer, to join her for a drink and a chat about an exciting new career opportunity, the conversation takes some unexpected turns. Can Olivia convince Helen to join her growing, albeit bizarre, organization, or does Helen remain on the straight and narrow?
  • Sweet Virginia (a short play about motherhood)
    A young woman reunites with her estranged mother in a doctor’s office as she waits for test results that will change her life. Her kooky mother and odd-but-lovable doctor add levity to an otherwise stressful situation.
  • Weaving a Tapestry (a ten-minute play)
    Georgette is browsing for chair upholstery in the unlikeliest of places as she struggles with a personal decision. Enter Tilly, an expert on the subject of fabrics and so much more. Will Tilly convince Georgette to keep shopping around?