Mom drowned years ago. Gramma died yesterday. Eddie fled his wedding. And Bridget can’t make coffee. Can estranged siblings clean the living room when the bride arrives with a post-recession pyramid scheme and a Russian gangster stalks their childhood home? It’s warm enough for swimming . . . as long as no one drowns.
Premiered at FringeNYC and FringeNYC Encore Series Transferred to the SoHo Playhouse
Awards: FringeNYC Encore Series Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwright's Conference (semi-finalist)
Publications: Indie Theater Now (complete script) Best Men's Stage Monologues 2015 (selections) Best Women's Stage Monologues 2015 (selections)
Press: FOUR STARS: "Cino has a gift for natural dialogue, and the actors deliver convincing, funny and touching portrayals of the play's characters." --- Time Out NY
Katie's ecstasy isn't working. Amanda never liked it anyway. It's Burning Man Decompression night and eight bored hipsters invent a lottery. Things turn ugly, alliances shift, and an unexpected guest changes everything. A year later, they're still coming down.
Premiered at FringeNYC
Awards: FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Playwrighting
Publications: Available for purchase from Indie Theater Now
Press: "Fringiest of the Fringe" - The New York times
"As much as they try, the well-intentioned friends cannot escape the confines of their privilege. Cino, who based the play on Isak Dinesen's short story "Carnival," has created vivid characters that are fascinating to watch as they wrestle with identity. There are many big ideas woven in about the fairness of capitalism and the distribution of wealth, but Cino ties them so organically to the characters that there isn't a preachy moment in this riveting show." - THEATERMANIA
"A sure thing . . . Cino is a writer of astonishing versatility and imagination." - The Villager
"A fascinating piece of work." - NYTheatre.com
Ascending Bodily 1 character (1W), one act
A fantastical solo play in which an unusual lady with many handbags muses about life, love and llamas.
Premiered at the Kraine Theater
Publications: Indie Theater Now
Additional Awards: Indie Theater Person of the Year, 2015 Doric Wilson Independent Playwrighting Award (nominee) Brick Theater Master Mason