Cheri A. Magid

Assistant Arts Professor; Academic Director

Cheri Magid will be the Tennessee Williams Playwright in Residence at Sewanee University of the South in 2015-2016.  She was a 2014 Audrey Resident at New Georges, a 2014 Walter E Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and is currently a member of the Dorothy Strelsin Writers’ Group at Primary Stages. Playing Dog will be produced at Cincinnati Playhouse in the fall of 2016. The Ghost of Enoch Charlton was produced at The Keen Company for Keen Teens, Manna at The University of Iowa, First Lady of Christmas at Sarah Lawrence College, and her one-acts at La Mama, Blue Coyote Theatre Company, The Slipper Room, The Turnip Theatre Festival, Vital Theatre Company, among others.  Her plays have been developed at Primary Stages, New Georges, The New Group, The Women’s Project, Rattlestick and The Lark, among others. Cheri has been commissioned by Cincinnati Playhouse (Playing Dog), South Coast Rep (et al; and The Reluctant Dragon) The Keen Company (The Ghost of Enoch Charlton) and director Jackson Gay (First Lady of Christmas). Manna and The Ghost of Enoch Charlton have been published by Playscripts and excerpts are included in Smith and Kraus’ The Best Stage Scenes of 2009. Camera Four is published in The Best Short Plays of 2012 and by Indie Theater Now and Post Mortem will be in The Best Short Plays of 2015. Cheri’s erotic story She Grinds Her Own Coffee is published in Cleis Press’ anthology Hide and Seek and was just shot as a short film in February of 2015 starring Raul Castillo (Looking). Lydia, or the Girl at the Wheel, Cheri’s radio play about the earliest days of burlesque, aired on National Public Radio and her short story Yeah, We Got That, was featured on Playboy Radio.  She wrote the screenplay Story of D, about the real story behind the writing of the famous sadomasochistic novel Story of O, for Nicole Kidman and adapted the book Heart of the Game for film producer Richard Wiener (Any Given Sunday). Cheri is currently writing on the Emmy-award-winning children’s television show Arthur and is a Teacher in Dramatic Writing and the Area Head of Undergraduate Curriculum at New York University.