CPI - Symone with a Y
CINCINNATI PLAYWRIGHTS INITIATIVE - CPI New Voices Series
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative presents Symone with a Y, written by Roger Collins.
Symone Edwards, an African American woman diagnosed with “unexplained infertility,” hopes to publish a children’s book with her friend and book illustrator who has recently become pregnant. That the women met at an infertility clinic makes their contrary circumstances all the more challenging for Symone. As disappointments mount and childhood wounds resurface, Symone is driven to the brink of her ability to cope.
Playwright Bio: Roger Collins is professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati where he received the Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching. His fiction has been published in literary journals and his plays produced in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Brooklyn, NY, and San Francisco, CA. His debut novel, ‘Cities of Glass,’ was published June 2022 by All Things That Matter Press.