About the Playwright



Sydney went from writing plays at Smith College to working as a comedic actress on and off Broadway, in films and television.  Her most fun role was playing Mrs. David Letterman in the Late Night special, “Christmas with the Lettermans.” Her most provocative role was as the dancing schoolteacher in Woody Allen’s “Radio Days.”  And her most lucrative role was as the magician’s assistant in Peter Paul Mounds’ “Sometimes you feel like a nut…” Sydney then became a sitcom writer and worked on shows including MAJOR DAD, EMPTY NEST, and MAMA’S FAMILY.  Now she returns to her original role writing plays. Young Pilgrims portrays the Pilgrim ancestors of Sydney’s husband and daughter.  It is a labor of love, because if it weren’t for John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, her family wouldn’t exist.

Sydney lives in Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and co-producer Norman Coker.

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