Nancy Cooper Frank

San Francisco, CA

Nancy Cooper Frank’s Daniil Kharms: A Life in One Act and Several Dozen Eggs was named a finalist for The Cutting Ball Theater’s 2013 Risk is This Experimental Play Festival and was featured in the Chameleon Theatre Circle’s 2013 New Play Festival. The Plumber Play won first prize at FirstStage LA’s 2013 One Act Festival. Her shorter plays have appeared at the Philly Fringe (with Secret Room Theatre), Spare Change Theatre’s In A New York Minute Festival, The San Francisco Theater Pub, The Bay One Acts Festival, and elsewhere. For the 2014 San Francisco Fringe, she is co-writing and co-producing Assorted Domestic Emergencies. Nancy serves on the board of The Custom Made Theatre. Associate member of the Dramatists Guild; member of the Monday Night Group workshop (www.mondaynightgroup.net). Nancy comes to playwriting the long way around, after teaching and research in the field of Russian literature.

Daniil Kharms: A Life in One Act and Several Dozen Eggs

We’re in Leningrad, at the intersection of the imaginary and the real. Stalin’s terror campaign is coming into full swing. A rumpled cranky Muse emerges from her cupboard to toss eggs and dark stories at the writer Daniil Kharms. But who’s that listening in behind the wall? Based on the life and work of Russian absurdist writer Daniil Kharms (1905-1942).



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