Cynthia Hopkins is an American performance artist, composer, and musician. She has written, composed, and performed five works of performance art at a number of theaters around the world, including St. Annâ€™s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has also self-produced five full-length albums, and is the recipient of a Bessie Award, two Obie Awards, the 2007 Alpert Award in Theater, and a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship. On December 21, 2012 she performed during and had her music performed on the John Hodgman: Ragnarok special, which was streamed on Netflix from June 20, 2013.
In her work as a performer, Hopkins sings and plays the accordion, guitar, piano, and the musical saw.