Marie Cooper

Marie Cooper

Marie Cooper was born and raised in Norwich, England. She lives and works in Norfolk as an actor and playwright. She studied for her Master of Arts at the University of East Anglia, where she earned a distinction in Creative Entrepreneurship and was awarded the Prize for Outstanding Performance of a. Creative Entrepreneurship MA student.

Marie completed her first full-length stage play during...
Marie Cooper was born and raised in Norwich, England. She lives and works in Norfolk as an actor and playwright. She studied for her Master of Arts at the University of East Anglia, where she earned a distinction in Creative Entrepreneurship and was awarded the Prize for Outstanding Performance of a. Creative Entrepreneurship MA student.

Marie completed her first full-length stage play during the pandemic. She had initially received excellent feedback from The Literary Consultancy on a section of the play, on her ability to create authentic characters who are “well-drawn and immediately come to life” and “people are very ‘playable’ as would be expected from an actor”, as well as being “adept at depicting a place and a time through detail in dialogue”.

Marie is a member of Equity, The Writers’ Guild and Honor Roll playwrights (advocacy/action group of women Playwrights over the age of 40). She judges screenplays and films for Watersprite Film Festival.

Contributor to The Walking Plays Anthology by the Walking Playwrights, curated by Claudia Haas; ‘Abandoned Places’ - part of the ‘Spirit of the Place’ promenade performance with The Slow Theatre Company.

Plays

  • Six - A monologue
    A grieving mother agonizes over how she is ever going to tell her little girl that her daddy will never be coming home.
  • Unlocked (Part of the Walking Plays Anthology 2021)
    Hannah discovered something about her partner, Ryan that unnerved her. She panicked and ran. Both Ryan and her friend Lauren are out looking for Hannah along Norwich riverside.

    Part of The Walking Plays anthology, curated by Claudia Haas.
  • The Jade Palace
    Emily finds herself confused, alone and vulnerable in the hotel lobby of The Jade Palace. It's late, she shouldn't be there. Only the staff remain and at least one of them wants her to move on.
  • The Elbow Grease Strategy
    Based on Brechtian theatre. Jessica lives in a bedsit that she can not stand and can not get out of.
    Her grandmother thinks that all Jessica needs to do is clean the place up, work harder, and save some money. Neither of them fully see or appreciate what Jessica is up against.
  • Cat Sick
    Everyone is looking for Alex, but he's sat near Norwich Market. His house has just burned down and he seems more worried about the cat, than his house.
  • Do-over
    A very short duologue - a conversation between a young woman and an older woman. Two versions of the same person talking to their old and younger self.