Donna Gay Anderson

Playwright, writer

About

Donna Gay Anderson’s career path always been driven by a love for the stage. Her mother was a director, so her earliest memories are of theatrical rehearsals. After graduating college, she attended the National Shakespeare Company Conservatory in New York City. She has studied under James Tripp, Mario Seletti, Robert Perillo, Joan Evans, Bud Beyer and Arlene Malinowski. She worked as an actress before accepting the position of Director of Children and Teens Division at Gilla Roos Talent Agency in New York. Later, she taught theater at the high school level before becoming Director of Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and its annual festival, Fanfare. She has directed numerous productions in schools and churches. She is the author of High and Mighty, a new musical which debuted in November 2015 at Southeastern Louisiana University, and also received multiple awards of recognition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 6.  Previously produced works are An Act of Charity(New York) and Formula One (Louisiana).  She is the first place winner of the So You Think You Can Write, One Act Competition in 2016 for Blues, and was a finalist in the one act play category at the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival 2016 for Shrimp and Crab.   Donna Gay is a member of Theatre Communications Group, Dramatists Guild of America and Chicago Dramatists Network. She and her husband, Tom, live outside of New Orleans with any neighborhood dog who wishes to spend the night.

Donna Gay Anderson