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C.J. Ehrlich


E-mail: CJE.Playwright @

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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

Her plays are published in The Best American Short Plays of

2014-15 (Applause/Hal Leonard), nine Best Ten-Minute Plays anthologies; by Heuer, and Rutledge. A few clicks will whisk you by virtual magic carpet to an enchanted Amazonian forest where you can buy these books.  (See Productions page for links). 


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

An award-winning screenwriter, C.J.'s features include Final Exam: "This year failing is not an option", a female-led horror-thriller, and Stupid Voices from the Future : "What if the future called, but it was the wrong number?" Her dark comedy pilot Loser Island explores the dark side of winning: "Sometimes survival isn't just fun and games." 

Other pursuits include traveling, writing consulting, book editing, instructing impressionable youth in the fine art of the spit take, smashing computers for a paycheck, driving ambulances, appreciating the science of wet collodion on silver, kibbitzing, kvetching and kvelling, and, perhaps closest to her heart, mentoring and hectoring.

C.J. has never been to 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.

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


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