Private Project

Skitzo Moms

This play is about a support group whose mothers all have varying degrees of schizophrenia. They share their experiences and draw closer together as family.

  • M.R. Cooper
    My Christmas Gift List-Part I&ll, Untold Stories From the Past, Granny's Funeral, Skitzo Moms II
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    Screenplay, Stage Play, Television Script
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    United States
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  • Quarterfinalist-1st TV Script Writing Competition by Film Makers- Original Pilot or Mini Series for Skitzo Moms
Writer Biography - M.R. Cooper

M. R. Cooper has a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University. She attended college on a full academic scholarship. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. She is one of eight children. She was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. Her mother is a paranoid schizophrenic with multiple personality disorder. Her mother has resided in a state-run mental health facility for about 25 years now. Her father worked sixteen hours shifts for six days a week, in a Steel Mill for thirty-seven years, as she was growing up. He is now retired. She has been through many challenges throughout her life and she is still standing. She’s a living testament that through Christ all things are possible. She is brilliant, optimistic and resilient, despite it all.
M.R. Cooper has written two poetry books, five plays, nine children stories, and she is a lyrist. Everything she writes, tells a story, is thought provoking and takes you on a journey. She is married to Marvin. They reside in Columbus Ohio. They have two children and have been married for fifteen years.

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Writer Statement

Skitzo Moms was inspired by true stories from my life. It is jolting, comical at times but most of all memorable. I wrote this play to start a conversation about mental illness in families and it's impact in society.