Liz Coley

Liz Coley

A new voice in playwriting, Liz Coley is a published novelist and short story writer living in Cincinnati. Her short fiction has been published in anthologies and Cosmos magazine. Her 2013 novel Pretty GIrl-13 sold internationally in 12 translations, was placed on 2 "best of" lists in 2014 by the American Library Association, and won the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School award for best book of 2015-...
A new voice in playwriting, Liz Coley is a published novelist and short story writer living in Cincinnati. Her short fiction has been published in anthologies and Cosmos magazine. Her 2013 novel Pretty GIrl-13 sold internationally in 12 translations, was placed on 2 "best of" lists in 2014 by the American Library Association, and won the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School award for best book of 2015-16. Her 3-minute play THE QUIET ROOM has been produced as a film by Pajama Island Productions. In development and on submission are one-act play CASTAWAYS (60 min 2F, 1M, 1 any) and full-length PLANTING GRANDMA (90 min 2F 1M). Query if interested in reading.

Plays

  • THE MONOLOGUE (a monologue)
    A boy, that all-in child actor we know and love, excuses the audition-from-heck on the drive home. Comedy for us, tragedy for him.
  • Six Little Love Stories
    With a run time of 60 minutes, this collection of six 10-min plays may be performed as a whole, with a cast of 2 MF couples (with triple casting) to 6 MF couples, tracing the life cycle of relationships: where we meet, whether and why we stay together; how we say goodbye. Includes: After You, Looking for Mister Swipe Right, Compound Interest, The Wall, The Compliment, One Perfect Day.

    Follow love...
    With a run time of 60 minutes, this collection of six 10-min plays may be performed as a whole, with a cast of 2 MF couples (with triple casting) to 6 MF couples, tracing the life cycle of relationships: where we meet, whether and why we stay together; how we say goodbye. Includes: After You, Looking for Mister Swipe Right, Compound Interest, The Wall, The Compliment, One Perfect Day.

    Follow love’s course from hello to goodbye, with occasional detours.

Recommended by Liz Coley

  • Cake Top This
    27 Feb. 2017
    With mixed motives and miscommunications that can pierce the heart of any love relationship (whether hetero or same sex) this clever little piece sharply makes its points, both political and personal.