Clare Coss

CLARE COSS is a playwright, librettist, and activist convinced that we have it in our power to create a just and safe world.  “As a playwright my tools are character and dialogue, conflict and story. My imagination often leads to women characters who go where the silence is. They are drawn to confront inaction and/or tyranny; face the challenge to speak and act. Possibility, humor, and a quest for generosity sustain my vision. How do we see each other? How can we help to make the world a better place?”

Her plays include Lillian Wald: At Home on Henry Street and Dangerous Territory (both one women plays), Emmett Down in My Heart, Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington, String of Pearls, Our Place in Time, Growing Up Gothic, The Well of Living Waters, and The Star Spangled Banner.

Psychotherapist emeritus, she is grateful to her clients, the depths and the heights, in the pursuit of a free mind.

Brought up in New Orleans and New Jersey, Clare Coss is passionate about activist politics for women, peace and freedom, studies the night sky, practices Tai Chi, and was born to swim. She lives in New York with her partner and co-conspirator Blanche Wiesen Cook and the daily miracle of their extended family.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightLillian Wald: At Home on Henry Street 1986-87 Season
PlaywrightDr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington 2013-14 Season
PlaywrightDr. Du Bois & Miss Ovington (2020) 2020-21 Season