Patricia Cotter

Patricia Cotter is an Emmy Award-winning Groundlings Theatre alum. She's received the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater. Other honors include the Ovation Award and the Garland Award. Plays include Rules of Comedy (2015 Humana Festival of New American Plays; Heideman Award finalist); The Anthropology Section (Actors Theatre of Louisville's Tens, 2015); The Break Up Notebook (A GLAAD Award nominee); Three; and Best/Worst (Apartment A Theatre Company, Venice, CA, where she was playwright-in-residence). Cotter co-wrote the cabaret show, Beth Malone: So Far (Joe's Pub, New York City). Her musicals (librettist/adaptations) include Rocket Science: A Musical (music by Stephen A. Weiner, lyrics by Jason Rhyne) and The Break Up Notebook: A Musical (based on her play, music and lyrics by Lori Scarlett). She adapted Mulan, Jr., based on the Disney film Mulan, for Disney Theatrical. She was the co-librettist on Justin Love, which won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production in 2013. She is writing a new musical with composer Lori Scarlett, Ladykillers, which they developed at the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. Cotter is a member of the PlayGround Writers Pool, where she received the 2014 June Anne Baker Prize and commission which honors the top female playwright representing a gifted new comedic or political voice for the stage.

Plays by Patricia Cotter