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C.J. Ehrlich


E-mail: CJE.Playwright @

CJ on LinkedIn

On the New Play Exchange:

Professional info

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C.J. Ehrlich’s award-winning plays have enjoyed over 200 productions and staged readings in 35 US states, and internationally, in exotic locales such as Austin, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Louisville, Manhattan, Kealakekua, Kitchener (Ontario), Dubai, Chennai (India), Seoul, Liverpool, Wogonga (Australia) and alongside the Panama Canal. Top of the wish list, Djibouti, Ypsilanti, and Pyongyang

C.J. was dubbed "a master of the ten-minute play form” by Larry Harbison of Smith & Kraus. A few clicks will whisk you as if by magic carpet to an Amazonian forest where you can buy her work in a number of “Best of” anthologies.  (See Awards etc for links). 

Other accolades include Audience Choice and Best of Fest awards, three Heideman Award finalists, Charles Getchell finalist, Rover Dramawerks National New Play competition winner, Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Finalist, National "Women Are Funny" award, Austin Film Fest Second Rounder.

A newcomer to screenwriting, C.J.'s award-winning scripts include Final Exam: "This year failing is not an option” (female-led supernatural horror feature), and dark comedy pilot Loser Island.: “Survival isn’t just fun and games.” See Screenplays page for tantalizing loglines for Stupid Voices from the Future  (sci-fi comedy) and Dirty Weekend.   

Other pursuits include freelance journalism, travel, book editing, teaching impressionable youth the fine art of the spit take, smashing computers for a paycheck, driving an ambulance, appreciating the art of wet collodion on silver, kibbitzing, kvetching and kvelling, and, perhaps closest to her heart, mentoring and hectoring.

C.J. has been to every state but Arkansas.

Browse the website to explore play titles and synopses (with cast size and breakdowns).

Visit the Productions page to chart the travels of various plays. 

Contact C.J. (via the Contact page).

Include a little about you and your group, the plays(s) you're interested in, and what you want to do with them.

Production royalties are based on ticket prices and size of house. 


For readings where no tickets are sold, and for certain benefits, royalties can be waived.


In all cases you must get written permission from the Playwright to produce her work, lest the wrath of the Dramatists Guild fall upon your house.

Director, Reader, etc. 

Script Reader and Coverage for numerous film & theatre festivals and competitions.

Available for one-on-one script or prose consultations. 

Producer, Director, Play Curator: Westchester Collaborative Theatre, Incoming Tide Productions, Friends of the Chappaqua Library Dewey Decimal Fests, Manhattan Theatre Source, Brooklyn Playwrights Collective, Chappaqua Drama Group et al. 

Are you still reading?! Imma bake you some cupcakes. 

Children's Workshop leader/developer:

     Playwriting, stop-motion animation, stagecraft, improv,  drama, theatre games. 

2010 - present

2010 - present


Member: Dramatists Guild of America; International Center for Women Playwrights; Westchester Collaborative Theatre. Prior Member: Brooklyn Playwrights Collective, Chappaqua Drama Group.

Inaugural Class: Dramatists Guild Institute. 

MFAs in Screenwriting and Screenwriting History. MSc Computer Engineering. 

Certified Laser Safety Specialist.

Music to write by:  

Favorite Simpson's quote: "What IS your fascination with my forbidden closet of mystery?"


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