Enid Cokinos

Enid Cokinos

Enid's plays have been performed in Indiana, California, New York, Connecticut and Florida, and as a finalist at the 2018 Midwest Dramatist Conference in Kansas, 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.

Her full-length play Rumpel was a finalist in...
Enid's plays have been performed in Indiana, California, New York, Connecticut and Florida, and as a finalist at the 2018 Midwest Dramatist Conference in Kansas, 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.

Her full-length play Rumpel was a finalist in the 2020 Trustus Playwrights’ Festival in Columbia, South Carolina. In addition, Imaginary Friends was selected and performed in The Naples (Florida) Players 2021 One-Act Play Competition and, most recently, her short play Mother Lode was performed at the 2022 North Park Playwright Festival in San Diego, California.

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 an Associate Member of the Dramatists Guild and a member of the Indiana Playwrights Circle and the Indiana Writers Center.

Plays

  • Clara the Christmas Tree Angel (ten-minute play)
    *November 9, 2021: On-air reading on WIOX radio, Roxbury, NY, including a playwright interview. Produced by The Open Eye Theater (Margaretville, NY)
    *August 2021: The Open Eye Theater's Summer Shortcuts Festival XI, Margaretville, NY

    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...
    *November 9, 2021: On-air reading on WIOX radio, Roxbury, NY, including a playwright interview. Produced by The Open Eye Theater (Margaretville, NY)
    *August 2021: The Open Eye Theater's Summer Shortcuts Festival XI, Margaretville, NY

    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)
    April 2019: DivaFest, IndyFringe Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

    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)
    August 2019: IndyFringe Festival, IndyFringe Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
    April 2016: DivaFest, IndyFringe Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

    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...
    August 2019: IndyFringe Festival, IndyFringe Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
    April 2016: DivaFest, IndyFringe Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

    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?
  • 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?

    Upcoming:
    *Finalist: Gulfport Community Players 2022 Summer One-Acts Competition, Gulfport, FL; festival production dates: July 14-24, 2022
    *July 15-17, 2022, Rhino Theatre's...
    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?

    Upcoming:
    *Finalist: Gulfport Community Players 2022 Summer One-Acts Competition, Gulfport, FL; festival production dates: July 14-24, 2022
    *July 15-17, 2022, Rhino Theatre's Sixth Annual One-Act Playwriting Jamboree
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    *January 23, 2022: Staged reading by The Naples (FL) Players Reader Theatre
    *2021: Winner (one of 6 plays selected): The Naples (Florida) Players (TNP) One-Act Play Competition
    *July 16, 2021: Virtual reading by Theatre Unmasked including a playwright interview


  • Luna and Gus (ten-minute play)
    Since becoming roommates with Vivian, Luna and Gus have managed to put aside their long-standing differences. Enter Vivian’s new boyfriend, disrupting the stable home life that Vivian has fostered for them over the years. Will Luna and Gus finally be able to work together and do whatever it takes to maintain household harmony?
  • Mother Lode (a ten-minute play)
    *March 2022: North Park Playwright Festival, San Diego, CA

    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)
    *August 2016: The Suffield (CT) Players New Faces Festival, Mapleton Hall Theatre, Suffield, CT

    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
    *April 2016: DivaFest, IndyFringe Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

    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...
    *Finalist, 2018 Midwest Dramatists Conference, Kansas City, KS
    *Honorable Mention, Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Helen-Jean Contest, Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    *April 2016: DivaFest, IndyFringe Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

    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?
  • The Prop Master (a full-length play)
    The Vestige Theatre, an historic Broadway theatre, is closing after nearly 100 years and everything, including the props, is being donated to East Central High School--a local inner-city school--but, Samuel Baldrik, the theatre’s long-time prop master, has been dragging his feet. The story weaves in and out of memory scenes as Samuel struggles with the anniversary of his wife’s passing, the theatre closing, and...
    The Vestige Theatre, an historic Broadway theatre, is closing after nearly 100 years and everything, including the props, is being donated to East Central High School--a local inner-city school--but, Samuel Baldrik, the theatre’s long-time prop master, has been dragging his feet. The story weaves in and out of memory scenes as Samuel struggles with the anniversary of his wife’s passing, the theatre closing, and the loss of his props and the memories they hold. Just when it seems that Samuel’s life could not get more complicated, enter Jaylah, a sharp-witted student from East Central High School assigned to help pack the props. An interloper? In Samuel’s sanctum sanctorum? Oh, dear! Immediately, the sparks fly between Samuel and Jaylah, but will this budding young actress be the one to save him?
  • 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)
    *April 2015, Indiana Writers Center/IndyFringe Theatre Ten Minute Play Festival, Indianapolis, IN

    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.
  • 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?
  • 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?