Cynthia Arsenault is a psychologist by day and a playwright by night. More than ninety productions of her short plays and monologues have been produced locally at the Firehouse and Actors Studio of Newburyport, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Hovey, Our Voices, Quannapowitt, Culture Park, Acme, Image Theatre, Cohasset Drama Club, and Company Theatre. Nationally they’ve been staged at Onstage Atlanta and Out of the Box in GA; Greenbrier, W. Va.; San Pedro Rep, Napa, Santa Monica, Stella Adler Theatre and Samuel French Bookstore in Hollywood, CA; Edmonds, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Milford and Westport, CT; Clearwater, Sarasota, and Fort Meyers, FL; DC, Ontario and Hawaii; several OOB theaters in NYC as well as various pubs and theatre across the pond in London, Queensland and Sydney.
She likes to write about complicated relationships. Aren’t they all?
NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT
Art is a humanistic way to discern at least in part why we do what we do, what we are doing here and what is a life well lived. In my plays, I seek to explore facets of these issues for answers or sometimes for a laugh. My lifetime career as a therapist has helped me answer some of these questions some of the time. I remain intrigued.
LIST OF PLAYS
Visit Cynthia's New Play Exchange page for more information about the following plays.
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
TO THE ROOF
THE SANTA STRATEGY
DAMN YOU, AUTO CORRECT
THE END OF THE WORLD
KFC + F2F
BOOZE CRUISE BLUES
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
HOLD ON... ON HOLD
OUT OF THE ASHES
DO YOU HEAR AN ECHO?
A FATEFUL FIASCO
OUT OF GAS
QUEEN FOR A DAY
One Act Plays:
IN THE DAY
WAITING FOR SANTA
Full Length Play:
Love Letter from the Beyond MonologueBank
Fully Present MonologueBank
It`s My Wonderful Life
I Am You MonologueBank
A Blessing in Disguise
NOTE FROM MonologueBank
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|Source Title||Author||Description||Free sample|
|"Guten Morgen!" - Holocaust Survivor||Cynthia Arsenault||
An elderly Holocaust survivor still dreams of her idyllic childhood in stark contrast to her later years.
|1-800-BUTTERBALL - Harriet||Cynthia Arsenault||
Sometimes holiday turkey cooking can be traumatic.
|Fully Present - Jennifer||Cynthia Arsenault||
Sometimes we believe we are fully present in the moment, but we definitely are not.
|I Am You - Homeless Person||Cynthia Arsenault||
A homeless person muses as a businessman passes by and tries to avoid eye contact.
|Love Letter to the Beyond - Muriel||Cynthia Arsenault||
Desperate times call for desperate measures, when you are celebrating Valentine`s Day with your lover from beyond.