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MURPHI COOK

Murphi Cook is a playwright living in Pittsburgh. Her full---length play, Sea Wife, was recently selected for the Last Frontier Theatre Festival in Valdez, Alaska. Her ten---minute play Nothing Says Happy Like was included in Strike 38 Productions’ “Strikingly Short Play Lab” in the fall of 2010. She holds a B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from the University Connecticut and is currently pursuing her M.F.A in Dramatic Writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

Hole in the Head

Maude is a woman who cannot remember. Her children, her butler, and her entire life come to her as though in a dream -- one big nightmare. Maude’s problem may not be permanent, and her psychoanalyst tries his hand at psychosurgery for a cure. Yet, is Maude remedied of her troubles or merely mad? What ensues is a story of physical deterioration and mental frustrations as characters prance in and out of Maude’s life.