Alice Eve Cohen

NY 10024

Author's Bio

Alice Eve Cohen is a memoirist, solo theatre artist, and playwright. Author of the award-winning memoir WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, she has written for Nickelodeon, CTW, and CBS, and has toured her solo shows and plays to theatres, festivals and schools, nationally and internationally. Her writing about arts in education has been published in nine languages, and she has written for various print and online publications. She holds a BA from Princeton University and an MFA from The New School. She teaches at The New School, and lives with her family in New York City.

Publications and Prizes

The Tale of the Souvenir Shop
(Simon & Schuster, 1997)
, What I Thought I Knew
(Viking/Penguin, 2009)
Dance Theatre Workshop, New York -The Play that Knows What You Want
, Edinburgh Fringe Festival- Thin Walls
, Galway International Festival - The Parrot
, L.A. Women's Theatre Festival - Thin Walls
, Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival - Jessica on the Ceiling
, Symphony Space - The Balinese Frog Prince
, Thin Walls, University of Michigan
Prizes Won: 
What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir (Viking /​ Penguin, 2009) won the Elle's Lettres 2009 Grand Prix for Nonfiction, it was selected as one of Oprah Magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer and Salon's Best Books of the Year. The recipient of fellowships and grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and she is a 2011 Virginia Center for Creative Arts Fellow. She holds a BA from Princeton University and an MFA from The New School. She teaches at The New School.

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Spoken Word Artist
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Identifies as: 
Feminist, Jewish
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Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
Mamaroneck, NY
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Last updated: Jun 09, 2011