recent work and announcements
Now open -- I’m in New Paltz this fall playing Tess in Sender by Ike Holter with Denizen Theatre directed by Martine Kei Green-Rogers (President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas). Performances are October 2nd - 27th. Ticket link.
“Paying rapt attention to their verbal sparring is imperative -- and fun, even if you're decades removed from their generational telegraphy. Words, emotions and intentions feverishly ricochet around the room...” - Broadway World
“Director Martine Kei Green-Rogers appropriately brings a sharp, elbows out, bruising style to this Chicago tale… She and her crackerjack cast use Holter’s dialogue as a weapon of its own. You would almost swear that blood had been drawn…” -Nippertown
“Sender explores what becoming an adult and taking responsibility for our own lives looks like through an outrageously lively rollercoaster of emotions.” - New Paltz Oracle
June 2019 -- played multiple roles in an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty by Amina Henry. The production was part of the 4th annual Women in Theatre Festival by Project Y at ART/NY Theatres.
“This new version of Sleeping Beauty updates the fairy tale with a fun and silly production that is full of heart and carries an important message.” - On Stage Blog
“This Beauty casts a beguilingly exuberant spell; don’t sleep on it.” - Thinking Theatre NYC
I am thrilled to have participated in #WITFestNYC for the 3rd time! Previously in Cindy, a multicultural adaptation of Cinderella also by Amina Henry, and in a reading of Bridesmaids by Melanie Marnich.
Upcoming -- Georgica, a short film by Kim Delise.
I had the pleasure of working with an all female creative team on a short film starring Alison Wright (The Americans) and Dana Ivey (five time Tony nominee & Drama Desk Award winner). Georgica is an adaptation of a short story with the same name by A.M. Holmes.
The short film continues to make the rounds at festivals with an upcoming screening and international premiere at Oaxaca Film Fest. Previous screenings at The NYC Independent Film Festival, Bowery Film Festival, LES Film Festival, and more.
“Georgica [follows] the desperate attempts at pregnancy that its main character Sophie obsesses over. She secretly tries to impregnate herself with the leftover condoms from late-night lifeguard trysts, but the audience becomes sympathetic to her mission after learning about her past trials. Director Kim DeLise directly confronts this absurdity by including a stunning animation of the car crash that changed Sophie’s life and sent her on her impregnation mission.” - Honeysuckle Mag
May 2019 -- Did my 5th Amios Theatre’s Shotz short play series. May’s theme was climate change.
Previous roles in Shotz--
this is a horror film by Arika Larson - as Gibson
Sublimis (pictured) by Lizzie Vieh - as Charlotte Brontë
Famous Last Words by Liz Thaler - as multiple characters
The New Galileos* by Amy Berryman - as Beth
*now a full length play and a 2019 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist.
April 2019 -- Moab, my newest full length play, had it’s first ever public reading at Lucille Lortel theater as part of Primary Stages’ 9th annual ESPA Drills new play development program. The reading was directed by Sarah Krohn.
“2019 ESPA Drills to Showcase New Plays by Aaron Coleman, Veronica Cooper, and More” - Playbill
Moab was a finalist in Creede Rep’s 2018 Headwaters New Play Festival.
February 2019 -- short film screening at the New York Indie Theater Film Festival.
Pokemon NO! was screened at the New Ohio in their 3rd annual New York Indie Theater Film Festival - a festival supporting indie theatre artists defying labels and branching out into recorded media.
The short film collaboration was originally created for Fresh Ground Pepper’s first ever Film Fete, a film race where all short films are made using only smartphones.
The Queens Project, an original LGBTQ comedy web series with over 3 million views, is an official selection of NYC Webfest 2018.
I play a recurring role on the series.
"After a Viral First Season, The Queens Project is Back & Nerdier Than Ever" - Out.com
Other notable cast members - Trey Gerrald (Orange is the New Black) and BJ Gruber (from the hit web series- Daddy Hunt)
Antisocial, a short film collaboration with Lenny Platt (Quantico), was screened at the Museum of Contemporary Art -Chicago as part of the 2018 Cusp Conference.
Florida Film Festival
NY Shorts Fest
LA Shorts Fest -Award: “Short of the Week”
Big Apple Film Festival
Viral web series Bros returns summer 2018 for Season 2.
I appear in a two episode arc as Kelly, an under-appreciated intern at a tech start up who seizes an opportunity to advance her career... by charming $500K out of a potential investor.
Bros Season 2 Ep 2: Smoothie Dreams
Bros Season 2 Ep 3: Smoothie Nightmares
"But bro-ness and bro-dom aside, there is heart and soul at the core of this web series. There are subway kisses (between men!). And feelings. And real, albeit immature, love. And if the trailer is any indication of what the series will be like, Bros may have just mastered girls better than Girls." - Hollywood.com
Updates for The King-Anning --
Voted into the "best of the fest" finals show in the Secret Theatre's One Act Festival.
Produced by Riverstage Community Theatre April 2018.
First presented in Skeleton Rep’s salon series - “We Should Know Her": stories about women who made a big impact on our history”
To read the play visit newplayexchange.org
Participated in several readings with Athena Theatre in their Athena Reads: Works in Progress Series.
The Forest by Lia Romeo (O'Neill National Playwrights Conference 2018)
While the Stars Fall by Andrew Wnuk (pictured)
The April Hour by Jonathan Smit
Maxine And... by Lynne S. Brandon
Cannibals Alone by Steph DeFerie
Wake Up Call, a full length play co-written by myself and Adam Thomas Smith, has a successful two week run in IRT's 3B Development Series.
“The most stellar aspect of Wake Up Call is undoubtedly how well the writing meshes with the chemistry of the actors. Cooper and Adam Thomas Smith’s dialogue so accurately captures the voice of this generation of characters that I felt like I was watching people I knew, worked with, and had gone to school with. Combine that with the truly wonderful performances by the cast and you end up with some of the most natural friendships and relationships I have seen on stage. ” - Theatre is Easy
“WAKE UP CALL, written and directed by Veronica Cooper and Adam Thomas Smith, is a hilarious semi-autobiographical account of the mischief and shenanigans that take place behind the scenes at a hotel on Christmas Eve. You may never look at the staff at a hotel the same way again.” - Broadway World
Storefront, a short film collaboration with Colby Day (The Black List 2016), is a Valentine's Day Pick at Stick with the Indies.
The film is available on Indieflix.
“Lauren finds herself homeless following a bad breakup and rents a vacant storefront to live in while she sells off everything that reminds her of him. She’s not looking for love, but that doesn’t mean it won’t find her"
In a reading of Line of Descent by Tom Coash at NYC Sit In produced by id Theater. id Theater is home of the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.