Donna Latham’s a feminist playwright from Chicago. Her plays have been produced coast to coast in the US and in Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, France, Scotland, and Indonesia. They’re published with YouthPLAYS, Next Stage Press, and Smith Scripts and anthologized in Best American Short Plays 2016-2017, Best American Short Plays 2014-2015, 2016’s Best Ten-Minute Plays, and She Persisted: New Plays By Women Over 40, 2021. A resident playwright at Rising Sun Performance Company in NYC and KCACTF David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award Finalist, Donna’s a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA:
MORE ABOUT ME:
I grew up in a haunted house in the wilds of Mt. Prospect, and I've been fascinated by ghosts forever. No wonder they keep bursting into my plays....I’ve always loved storytelling in all its forms. Theatre’s intense connection to humanity keeps me writing for performance.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON:
YELLA JACK, a darkly comic and surrealistic Southern Gothic piece set during the 1878 Memphis yellow fever epidemic, written in pandemic lockdown.
Feminist, women, collective trauma, memory, historical, period, surreal, ghosts, Southern Gothic, family, thriller, satire, parody.