PLAYWRIGHT - PRODUCER - EDUCATOR
Cynthia Grace Robinson is a Playwright, Producer, and Educator.
Cynthia’s plays include Dancing on Eggshells (The Billie Holiday Theatre); Peola’s Passing (Samuel French Off Off Broadway Theatre Festival; New Perspectives Theatre Company; Festival de Teatro Alternativo, Bogota, Colombia); When Night Falls (Eugene O'Neill semi-finalist; Developed at Rising Circle Theater Collective/INKtank Play Development Lab); Gold Star Mother (EstroGenius Festival); Ascension (National Black Theatre Festival; New York International Fringe Festival); Thunder: A Musical Memoir (New York International Fringe Festival); Nightfall (The Fire This Time Festival); Rome in Love (48 Hours in…Harlem, The National Black Theatre); Freedom Summer (World Premiere-North Carolina Black Repertory Company); In This Life (Developed in River Writers Unit at The Lark); Roses of The Willamette: A Musical (in development).
Cynthia is currently working on writing a TV pilot.
Awards and honors include: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Playwriting Conference (Semi-finalist); The Rivers Writers Unit at The Lark; Playwrights of Color Summit/Quick Silver Theater Company (Semi-Finalist); Rising Circle Theater Collective/INKTank Residency; AUDELCO Award for Excellence in Black Theatre (Nominee); Westchester Community College Foundation Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship; State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities; Final Forty Playwright, Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play (Finalist); Black and Latino Playwrights Conference (Finalist); Calvin B. Grimes Scholar-in-Residence Inaugural award winner (New York University); Tribeca All-Access Open Stage Inaugural award winner; Best New Play IRNE (Nominee); Thomas Barbour Memorial Playwright’s Award (Finalist).
Publication: The Book of Estrogenius 2012: A Celebration of Female Voices (Gold Star Mother).
Cynthia is Co-director of The Fire This Time New Works Lab, a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women, a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., and Co-founder of Robinson Williams Productions.
Cynthia holds a B.A. in English from Syracuse University and an M.A. in English Education from New York University. Her post-graduate studies include Trinity College, University of Oxford in the U.K.