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Granny's Funeral

The matriarch of this dysfunctional family dies. Everyone in the family comes together to lay her to rest. People bring their own issues and drama to the funeral. Granny herself criticizes them from beyond death. You don't have to love your family, you just have to put up with them.

  • M.R. Cooper
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    Screenplay, Stage Play, Television Script
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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 in her life and she is still standing. She is brilliant, optimistic and resilient, despite it all.
M.R. Cooper has written three poetry books, five plays, and fifteen screenplays. She loves to tell stories that take you on a journey. She is married to Marvin. They currently reside in Columbus Ohio, with their two children.

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Writer Statement

I was inspired to write this script after attending my Grandmother's funeral. I discovered funerals are about the living who come to view the deceased.