Dorothy Daniels Anderson

Dorothy Daniels Anderson is a playwright who specializes in creating historical plays, often about incidents and personalities from the old Southwest. She brings her skills as a published author and an ariZoni Theatre award nominated actress to this art form.

Dorothy’s full-length play, A Ride On The Orphan Train, won first place and five hundred dollars in the Artist’s Path play writing contest and was given a staged reading at Prescott College.

She has had two one-act, one-woman plays. Untamed Women: The Flapper and The Puritan and Two Women From Arizona: The Tall and The Crazed produced at the Phoenix’s Herberger Center in their lunchtime theater. The Herberger has also produced her plays, Never Say No To Johnny and The Bed, the latter has a contemporary theme. The Bed was given a full production at the Stardust Theater in Sun City West and Dorothy’s plays have been given staged readings at The Arizona Women’s Theater and Theatre Artist’s Studio.

Ms. Daniels Anderson makes her home in Phoenix. She has a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and has taught history in the Phoenix Union High School District. Dorothy is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America, Western Writers of America, The Society of Southwestern Authors and is on the Board of the Metro-Phoenix Branch of SSA. She is also on the Artist’s Roster for Arizona’s Centennial Celebrations for 2012.

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