a new autobiographical play by Jeff Cohen

Stan "Squeaky" Cohen

SQUEAKY COHEN will be performed on Monday, October 15 @ 7 pm at TADA Theater,  15 West 28th Street, NYC as part of the Emerging Artists Theatre's New Play Series.


It will be directed by Nick Corley

w/ the cast Donald Corren, Dan Jenkins, Dee Pelletier, Benja K. Thomas and Richard Toth


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About the play:

What if your dad refused to leave his vermin-infested hovel in one of the country’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods? 


What if he was increasingly isolated and his Alzheimers was getting worse?  


What if your own brother thwarted your efforts to put your dad in a care facility?  


What if you hadn’t had contact with your mother for 30 years but she was in a hospice, dying? 


Squeaky Cohen is autobiographical - telling the story of end-of-life issues with my dad Stan "Squeaky" Cohen, hostilities between me and my brother, and other family dysfunctions.  

It is-of course-a comedy.

Daniel Jenkins

Donald Corren

Benja K Thomas

Richard Toth

Dee Pelletier

 For a copy of the play and production inquiries, please contact us at burkecohen.jc@gmail.com



Nick Corley – (director)

Along with being an acclaimed actor on Broadway, Nick is also an award winning director whose work includes the West End and Off Broadway productions of Woody Sez (Evening Standard Best Musical Nomination; Outer Critics Circle Nomination).  Nick served as Artistic Director of the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and has directed at such regional theaters as The Alley Theatre (Houston), Denver Theatre Center, Irish Rep (NYC), Adirondack Theatre Festival, St. Louis Rep, Fulton Opera House and many others.


Donald Corren – (Squeaky Cohen)

Donald's Broadway credits include Souvenir (Cosme McMoon) and Torch Song Trilogy.  Off Broadway he has appeared in Balls (59e59), The Fantastcks, Old Jews Telling Jokes (West Side Arts) and Jeff Cohen's The Soap Myth (Roundabout).  TV viewers recognize him for his recurring roles in Z Nation and Law & Order.


Dan Jenkins – (Jeff)

Dan was nominated for the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his Broadway debut as Huck Finn in Big River and a Drama Desk Award for his role as Josh Baskin in Big.  Other Broadway credits include Oslo, Billy Elliot, Golden Boy, Mary Poppins, and the original Broadway production of Angels In America, Parts 1 & 2. Among his numerous TV and film credits, Dan starred in the seminal Robert Altman political mini-series Tanner ’88,  the ABC series Going to Extremes and the Tim Robbins film Cradle Will Rock.


Dee Pelletier – (Sandy)

Dee appeared on Broadway in August: Osage County, and her numerous regional and Off Broadway credits include The Baroness (Harold Clurman Theater, NYC), Jeff Cohen's The Soap Myth (Roundabout), Women Without Men (NY City Center II), Good People (Indiana Rep & Geva), The Heiress (Theatre 3, NYC), Crumbs From the Table of Joy (Yale Rep) and Between the Lines (Actors Theatre of Louisville).


Benja K. Thomas – (Connie)

Benja is an Obie Award and AUDELCO Award winning actress who's Off Broadway credits include Robert O'Hara's acclaimed plays Resurrection: Holding History, Booty Candy and Barbecue.    


Richard Toth- (Rob)

Richard is best known to audiences as Arnold Silva in the hit Netflix series  House of Cards and for his work in the series Billions and  The Black List.  Among his other work, Richard toured the country as a featured clown in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.