Artist and Educator, Coni Koepfinger is the host of AIRPLAY, a weekly virtual theatre program now in its 12th season that brings the voices of artists, actors, playwrights from all over the world together. Also via new media, Koepfinger has created DETERMINED WOMEN, a monthly feature that interviews women who share stories to encourage and inspire. In addition to teaching theatre and composition, Koepfinger is an internationally published and produced playwright, theorist, and librettist. Coni is a Media Advisor for the Lifeboat Foundation who recently published her play, Get the Message; has been a long standing member of the Dramatists Guild, International Center for Women Playwrights; and the League of Professional Theatre Women. Recent work includes three new powerful pieces with her writing partner Joe Izen: including Eve of Beltane -a fresh look at political corruption in the face of ancient Celtic mythology that was given a 29 hr AEA staged reading at Broadway Bound Festival (2019),; Schoolhouse -an ultramodern musical that takes the young victim of a school shooting through a magical journey into an imaginary schoolhouse to find compassion and joy; and the new age musical, Kingdom Come, where technology meets its match in matchmaking with TED, the world's first transhuman who falls in love with boss only to reveal a bigger, brighter picture for all humanity. She has written well over 40 plays, short stories , books and commissions such as Heaven Help Us;
Takin’ It Back; and Playing House / Bella Abzug. Playing Fate produced in the New Blood Series at TNC. In 2020 Koepfinger work virtually all over, with a new full-length, My Dinner with Mary, which was read online for The Producer’s Circle in March, and produced by TNC and streamed live from the Players Club and will be produced in the Dream Up Festival in 2021. Simon Says, won placement in PLAYBILL’S Inaugural Virtual Theatre Festival 2020.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
MORE ABOUT ME
Writing for the theatre for me is like breathing air- I was born into this life in constant dialogue with my higher self. I used to think it was my guardian angel but there’s not even an angel that could put up with my antics so I figure it just has to be me. I started writing with a metaphysical bent when I was 8 years old . One cool thing - I am never lonely because I am never alone. My 40 plus years of playwriting have a afforded me a rather interesting esprit de corps that stay literally with me all the time. My characters pop in and out to remind me of past analogies that often help me through present depressions or impending problems.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Straight plays: The Cobbler, The LeyLines of NYC, Josie in the Bardo -Revisited.
Musicals: Rudy and The Sprockettes, JAK, Kingdom Come revisions; Schoolhouse
Books: Drawing on the Divine; Teachers Pet;
Children’s Books: Nora’s Big Trip; Eleanor and Sophie, A Tail of Tenderness
Metatheatre; Absurdist; Experimental Theatre; Sahaja Yoga; Radio Plays; Children’s Fables; Poet Realism; Theatre of the Awakened Dream