Alice Eve Cohen ’76 is a memoirist, playwright and solo theatre artist, whose plays and solo works have been performed for over 250,000 people on four continents. Cohen’s memoir, “What I Thought I Knew” (Viking, Penguin Books), won the Elle magazine Grand Prize for Nonfiction, Oprah magazine’s “25 Best Books of Summer,” and Salon’s “Best Books of the Year.” Her second memoir, “The Year My Mother Came Back” (Algonquin Books), is “a wry, magical memoir about the transcendent power of mother-daughter love”— Elle. A collection of Cohen’s plays is published by NoPassport Press, and she has written television for Nickelodeon, CTW and CBS.
Cohen has received fellowships and grants from NYSCA, the NEA, Poets & Writers, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She is a member of EST’s Playwrights Unit and has been a visiting writer at University of Michigan and University of Arizona. Cohen received her MFA from The New School and her BA from Princeton in anthropology and theatre. She teaches undergraduate playwriting and creative writing at The New School in NYC. Visit her at www.AliceEveCohen.com