Chad Beckim

COOKIE

Alan has a problem. The phone won’t stop ringing, the door won’t stop knocking, and the bills keep on coming. When a friend proposes a green-card marriage for money, this down-on-his-luck writer’s notions of race and identity are turned upside down in this darkly comic examination of racial and sexual stereotypes.

LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE

The play follows three desperate New Yorkers as they defy tradition, uncover and recover secrets.

Chad Beckim is a New York City based playwright whose writing credits include …a matter of choice, `nami (which received its West Coast premiere at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles in October, 2007), Lights Rise on Grace (Winner, Outstanding Play, 2007 NY International Fringe Festival; Finalist for the 2007 Princess Grace Award; Finalist for Ojai Playwrights’ Conference), The Main(e) Play (Semi-Finalist, The O’Neill Festival), That Men Do (Member of The Lark’s 2009 “Playwright’s Week”), Mercy and Cookie. He has also authored a number of shorts and one-acts, including Tha Bess Shit, Alexander Pays a Visit, Last First Kiss, Blac(c)ident, and Night, Shift. Last First Kiss was adapted into a film and produced in July, 2008, and his cinematic adaptation of The Main(e) Play (currently titled Good Winter) is under option by Table Ten Films. He has also authored a pilot series entitled, “Veinticinco,” which chronicles New York City’s Lower East Side in the 1980’s, and is currently developing a series with Dan Halsted of MANAGE-ment.

Chad holds an MFA in Playwrighting from Mac Wellman’s Brooklyn College Program, and in July of 2007 was named one of “50 Playwrights to Watch” by the Dramatists Guild. His work has been published by Playscripts, Smith & Krauss, and in the Plays and Playwrights 2007 collection by NYTE. He is a proud member of Ars Nova’s “Play Group,” and is a co-Founder and co-Artistic Director of Partial Comfort Productions.