Playwright and screenwriter C.J. Ehrlich loves to write perplexed characters into dark comedy corners so she can watch them fight their way out. Her award-winning plays have enjoyed hundreds of productions in all corners of the US, and beyond (wish list includes Ypsilanti, Pyong Yang and Ouagadougou). Published in eleven "Best of" anthologies, C.J. was dubbed a "master of the ten-minute play form" by Smith and Kraus. Full-lengths include ZANE TO GATE 69 (feminist time-travel comedy), and THE CUPCAKE CONSPIRACY: Terrorism is Easy - Marriage is Complicated (with Philip J. Kaplan). Web series creator/writer O-TOWN NY. Since her recent shift to screenwriting, her comedy pilot LOSER ISLAND and horror-thriller FINAL EXAM have amassed numerous awards, including The Writer's Lab, Top 10%; Austin FF Second Rounder; Austin Comedy FF Winner (pilots), Ivy Film Festival Second Place (pilots); CineStory Quarterfinalist.
C.J. is a proud recipient of St. Petersburg’s Neem Award for Improbable Writing, and a national “Women Are Funny” award. A former EMT and ambulance driver, she blames her writing career on her NYS Nursing License: before she could get hired on a med-surg ward, her first play was produced. More at CJ-Ehrlich.com.