Donna Gay Anderson is a playwright/lyricist currently collaborating with composer Theodore Christman on the musical, Unfolded, based on the life and work of Susie Scott Krabacher. Other dramatic works including High and Mighty, Shrimp and Crab, and Formula One have been presented and developed in New York City, Chicago, Louisville, New Orleans and North Carolina. She is a contributing writer to Dramatists Magazine and MusicalWriters.com. Her fiction has been included in The Louisville Review (Fall 2020) and Arkansas Review (December 2020). MFA Spalding University. She and her husband Tom live in swampy south Louisiana with any dog willing to spend the night.
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MORE ABOUT ME
The most gratifying moment in the theatre was when the cast of my first musical took their first bow. At that moment I realized that I evaluate the success of failure of every project by the quality of the relationships forged throughout. If the relationships are healthy and supportive, then the work will have evolved into something honorable through mutual respect, honesty, hard work and the common goal of creating well constructed art. Each person on stage and off stage had become special to me and I felt a sense of gratitude for them. I'll never forget how fortunate I felt, not just for the production, but for the individuals involved.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I am working on a few things; a new musical about a WWII pilot and his mother's quest to save his legacy, a monologue play about bidding farewell, and a musical about a former Playboy centerfold turned international humanitarian. I always have a short story in the hopper for fun.
Humans, dogs, cooking, books, equity, humor, education, love, Haiti, Christianity, diversity, friends, New Orleans and York, plays, yoga, mentor, service, MFA, adaptations, lyrics.
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