Sandra de Helen's (she/her/hers) dramas and comedies have entertained audiences in NYC, Chicago, LA, Seattle, Portland, and many other US cities as well as Ireland, London, and the Philippines. Her most recent work was produced via Zoom by Moxie Theatre of San Diego, and by Barefoot Theatre of NYC. With Kate Kasten, she co-founded Actors’ Sorority in Kansas City, Missouri. Later Sandra founded the Portland Women’s Theatre Company as well as Penplay. Today, she is a member of The Scripteasers of San Diego, International Centre for Women Playwrights, and the Dramatists Guild. de Helen is also a poet and novelist with several published novels and poetry collections.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
IG, TW: @dehelen
MORE ABOUT ME
My first production was of my first play, a comedy with music about conjoined twins (1977). With Kate Kasten, I co-founded the women's theatre Actors' Sorority in Kansas City, Mo. In 1981 I founded the Portland Women's Theatre Company in Oregon. I write at least one new play every year. My greatest joy is to see my plays come to life in the hands of a director, actors, designers, and backstage workers. I've been lucky to have that experience many times in my life, and I'm always ready for another!
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
My current play in progress is a sequel to the first play I wrote in 1976. The characters have aged forty years, and are now coping with modern life. It's a comedy.
lesbian, queer, comedy, drama