Alumna and Greater Allegheny adjunct faculty member publishes play

August 10, 2009

Coni Ciongoli-Koepfinger, a 1980 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in theatre, has been an adjunct faculty member in the department of Theatre Arts for five years at Penn State Greater Allegheny. In May, her book, "Candledancing: The Voice of Julian of Norwich -- A Play in Two Acts," was published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises.

The play examines the synthesis of humanity’s physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions by weaving together the words, thoughts, and feelings of its sincere yet disconcerted characters who seek to understand the meaning of their lives, according to the publisher’s Web site. A local book signing will be held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2705 East Carson St. in Pittsburgh.

The recently published play is slated for a staged reading at The Drama Bookshop in Manhattan, N.Y. and is currently in rehearsal for a New York production. It was originally produced in 1999 in Pittsburgh with British composer Robert Hugill.

Koepfinger is an elected member of the board of directors for the International Center for Women Playwrights, and an associate member of The Dramatists Guild, Theatre Without Borders, the National Italian-American Foundation, and the International Theatre Network.

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