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By Hilary King & Vynnie Meli

a free staged reading

of a freshly baked holiday classic

December 10th at 3:30pm

About the Show

Every December, a group of neighborhood friends gather for a highly competitive and over-the-top Cookie Swap. This year when one of the friends dares to change the rules, chaos erupts. Can the friends come together? Can Julia overcome her anxiety? Did Dr. David leave his zoom on and what was in that package he sent? Is that even legal? And what is up with that elf? 

Cookie Swap combines original songs with re-crafted lyrics from holiday favorites in this funny and heart-warming holiday show. Join PVTC to be among the first to experience this brand-new script aloud.

Run Time: approximately 90 minutes

Recommended for: Adults & students in grades 6+

Optional Cookie Swap Following the Reading

There will be a Cookie Swap after the performance. If you’d like to go home with some delicious cookies, please follow the instructions below.


For everyone’s safety, cookies without a list of ingredients will not be accepted.


  1. Bake the cookie or cookies of your choice!

  2. Package between 3-6 of the cookies into individual containers: ziploc bags, paper bags, takeout containers, individual paper plates wrapped in tinfoil, etc.

  3. Print out the ingredients and attach a copy to each container of cookies.

  4. Bring your cookies to the show!

  5. When it’s time to swap, you will be given a bag to collect your share of cookies.

  6. Enjoy!

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Hilary King 

Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Hilary King is a playwright and poet now living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her full-length plays include A Good Night’s Insomnia, Kidnapping Afghanistan (Eugene O’Neill Semi-Finalist), and Death & Interior Decoration (AACT New Play Semi-Finalist). Her short plays have been produced all over the country, including Off Broadway. Her poetry has been published in Ploughshares, The Anthology of Southern Poetry, and other publications. She is the author of the book of poems, The Maid’s Car, and is an editor for DMQ Review. She is the co-founder of Atlanta Women in Theatre and the founder of Bay Area Poets. She is studying for MFA in Creative Writing at San Jose State University, where she is a Steinbeck Fellow. She won Best Packaging at her local Cookie Swap.

Vynnie Meli 

Vynnie Meli is a playwright-Lyricist-Librettist in Atlanta. Her first play premiered Off-Broadway at the Looking Glass Theatre. Since then she’s been produced across the US and in Germany. Her work has received numerous New York Musical Festival awards, the Steele Springs Stage Rights Publishing Award and Alliance Theatre’s Atlanta Artists Reiser Lab. A Semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Award, she’s received nat’l and regional grants and awards and the ATL branch of the Nat’l League of Pen Women Award for Playwright of the Year. Thanks to Hilary for inviting me to this swap and to Noëlle for baking the cookies! IG: vynnie_showsandtellsDramatists Guild, Inc.; Theatre Resources Unltd./TRU; Working Title Playwrights; CreateTheater’s ETC; TCG; TYA

Meet the Playwrights

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