Leaving No Story Untold: A Conversation with When January Feels Like Summer Playwright, Cori Thomas


Join us directly following the Saturday evening performance of When January Feels Like Summer for a post-show conversation with Cori Thomas! Learn more about her process in writing When January Feels Like Summer, as well as her upcoming project with Central Square Theater,  Untold Stories: Catalyst 2042.


Cori Thomas is a playwright and actress who lives in New York City. Her plays include: When January Feels Like Summer (World Premiere City Theatre Co., Pittsburgh, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Page73/Women’s Project Theater 2014NY Premiere/ Upcoming Productions: 2016 Mosaic Theatre DC, 2016 Underground Railway Theater MA,); The Ballad of Ella May(The Working Theater 2016); Pa’s Hat (Pillsbury House Theatre, MN 2010); Flight 109, My Secret Language of Wishes (Various theaters and University productions including Mixed Blood, MN 2011); Citizens Market; The Princess, The Breast, and, The Lizard; The Unusual Love Life of Bedbugs and Other Creatures; Waking Up (Ensemble Studio Theatre 2013); His Daddy( Going To The River & Castillo 2009); our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

Cori’s plays have been developed and produced at Sundance Institute, Goodman Theatre, City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), Ensemble Studio Theatre,  The Women’s Project Theater, Page 73 Productions,, Playwrights Horizons, Lark Play Development Center, The Working Theater, Going To The River, Pillsbury House Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Passage Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, New Federal Theatre, New Georges, The Black Rep (St. Louis), The New Black Fest, and Queens Theatre in the Park.

 She has been commissioned by South Coast Rep Theatre, Inaugural Catalyst MIT/Central Square Commissions; The Working Theatre, The Sloan Foundation, NYSCA, EST, Pillsbury House Theatre.

Residencies, and Honors: (Class of 2022) Resident Playwright at New Dramatists, 2009 MacDowell Fellow, Edgerton New Play Award, Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow, 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Osborn Award for Best New Play (When January Feels Like Summer) ; 2005 Theodore Ward Prize (My Secret Language of Wishes), 2003 2nd Place Theodore Ward Prize (“our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor….”).