By Anna Skinner
DivaFest, the sixth annual women’s playwriting festival, will take place over the two weekends during April 1-10, and will consist of eight plays to be shown at the Indyfringe Basille Theatre and the Indy Eleven Theatre.
Carmel’s Enid Cokinos has not one, but two of the eight plays accepted into DivaFest.
“Fairy Godmother and Associates” and “Now and Then” will both be shown.
“Fairy godmother is losing business because of internet dating sites and what is she going to do to make sure she stays in business?” Cokinos said of her play.
Cokinos’s first play, “Sweet Virginia,” was submitted and accepted into Indyfringe/Indiana Writers Center Short Play Festival in 2015.
“I submitted ‘Fairy Godmother and Associates’ to a festival in another state and it was not accepted, so I took an advanced playwright class and decided to continue working on it and building into a one act play,” Cokinos said.
The second play, “Now and Then,” is 10-15 minutes.
“‘Now and Then’ is about a modern day business woman, she’s under a lot of stress with work and 24/7 technology, she’s at a conference to give a speech and she’s confronted by another woman who helps her see life differently,” Cokinos said.
Tickets for specific plays or a package purchase are available at indyfringe.org or by calling 522-8099.
In addition to presenting her plays, Cokinos is working on a novel as well as other projects.
“I have a script for an animated movie which is what prompted me to take the playwriting class in the beginning to understand that whole process a little better,” she said. “My goal is to submit my script for the animated movie. I might take another playwriting class, but right now I want my focus to be on my novel.”