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The Lake Bird

When Anton Chekhov’s newest play bombs at its premiere, one tenacious actress pulls out all the stops to keep him writing for the theater.

  • Tom Coiner
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    Historical, Comedy, Drama, True Story, Theater
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    United States
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Writer Biography - Tom Coiner

Tom Coiner is a New York based actor and writer. He's appeared on stages throughout the country and Off-Broadway, and he's appeared onscreen in Boardwalk Empire, Person of Interest, The Good Fight, and more. He holds a BA in theater and mathematics from Kenyon College and an MFA in Acting from the National Theater Conservatory. He has specialized in new play development for the past twenty years.

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Writer Statement

The Lake Bird is a historical dramedy based on the true story of the two opening night performances of the Seagull, one year apart.