• an artistic collection of work by

    Jodi Leib Coden

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    "In "Monday’s Child – The Monologues," Jodi Leib Coden has crafted a literary gem that not only invites readers to explore profound societal issues but also presents a feast of language and emotion. This work stands as a testament to the enduring power of art to illuminate, challenge, and inspire." - Julie Z.


    A must read

    "In these monologues, Jodi Leib Coden expertly discusses the extremely relevant topic of reproductive rights, weaving together different storylines and creating a thought-provoking and powerful story." - Kasen K.

    Monday’s Child – The Monologues is a poetic adaptation of Monday’s Child, the original motional picture screenplay written by Jodi Leib Coden. The Monologues feature poignant prose from the perspective of the ten main characters.


    Woven throughout the monologues is a fictional story about how a federal abortion ban will impact an Ob/Gyn and her patients with complicated pregnancies, now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.


    Aspects of the abortion debate are personified to explore the medical, legal, religious and political issues affecting women as they struggle through crisis pregnancies including rape, incest, fetal unviability, and mental illness.


    At the center of this debate is whether women have the right to abortion under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and whether the framers’ intent supported a woman’s right to choose.


    The Monologues can be read publicly with an ensemble cast or individually as a one-person show.
  • Film

    Written, Produced, and Directed by Jodi Leib Coden

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    Monday's Child



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    Red Love Redemption


    On The Lot Official Entry


    This short film was made specifically for the film competition On The Lot (Fox), which featured films under five minutes.


    Red Love Redemption was nominated for Best Acting and Best Picture in the On the Lot online filmmaker awards (audience generated).


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    Woman's Solitude


    Winner of Wine Country Film Festival Audience Award, 1997.


    Qualified for an Academy Award.

    Talk It Out with Jodi Leib... On Tour with the Black Eyed Peas

    a talk show

    Through Talk It Out, Jodi explored the nature of leadership and how musicians, when at their best, are using their voices to engage and inspire fans around the world.


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  • About Jodi

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    Jodi Leib Coden, MA, RDT, CDP, CATP is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, and Registered Drama Therapist, with additional certifications as a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video Studies from University of Michigan, Jodi began her career in Los Angeles in 1994 as an independent filmmaker, first working in film production and then writing, producing and directing her own films and creative projects. Her first short film garnered positive recognition and received the audience award at the Wine Country Film Festival in 1997, and screened at many other film festivals and venues including the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 


    From 2001 – 2007, and periodically after that, Jodi hosted and produced Talk It Out with Jodi Leib, first an independent cable program, and then a published magazine column in All Access Magazine and online at TalkItOut.tv. Through Talk It Out, Jodi has interviewed many musicians and political activists including Gloria Steinem, the Black Eyed Peas, Indigo Girls and Howard Dean, in-depth about various social causes. She covered the March For Women’s Lives in 2004 and FarmAid in 2006.


    In 2010, Jodi completed her Master of Arts in Drama Therapy from Leslie University, and began using her artistic talents to further healing in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury. Additionally, she published the chapter Drama Therapy for Acting Blocks in the book The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy: A Transpersonal Approach through Theater Arts for her work helping actors to remove creative blocks due to fear, anxiety and depression using drama therapy modalities. As a result, Jodi created a new form of acting training that enriches performance by helping actors, as a drama therapist, to work through inner conflicts.


    Throughout her professional career, Jodi has expressed herself as a painter and photographer. Her work has exhibited in numerous group shows in several cities including New York, the Hamptons, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Connecticut. One of her photographs, a feminist work, is part of the permanent collection within the first LGBTQ art museum in the world, the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York. Jodi has donated many artworks to charity auctions including GLAAD, JDRF, ADL, and Doing Art Together (The Met).


    As a screenwriter, Jodi has been developing a fictional motion picture called Monday’s Child, which explores how overturning Roe v. Wade would impact a community of women facing complicated pregnancies. She produced a staged reading in New York in 2009 with actors and has worked with numerous screenplay consultants to ensure subject matter accuracy. Consultants have included women with complicated pregnancies, leading reproductive rights activists, medical providers, legal scholars, and religious leaders. She is currently in the process of fundraising and casting.


    Jodi currently lives in Detroit with her husband and blended family.

  • Old Pics


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