Donna Latham - playwright
DONNA LATHAM is an award-winning playwright. She’s been making up stuff, acting it out, and writing it down forever. Her plays have been produced coast to coast and across several ponds—in Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, and all the way to Indonesia. And We Will Share the Sky was a Kennedy Center Regional Finalist for the David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award and recipient of the National Theatre for Young Audiences Playwriting Award from the University of Central Missouri. Paddy and the Mermaid received an Honorable Mention Award from the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild. Selected credits: Glacial Decline was a finalist in the Gary Garrison Play Festival. Grievances and Whirligigs was part of the Biscuit Tin Reading Series in Belfast and had readings at No Shame Athens in Georgia and the EstroGenius Festival at Manhattan Theatre Source. A Midnight Clear: The Christmas Truce of 1914 was a semi-finalist, Dionysus Cup Festival of New Plays, Polarity Ensemble Theatre Company, Chicago, and premiered at the Batavia Arts Council in the Chicago area. The Haunted Widow Lincoln, which went up at the Batavia Arts Council and Rover Dramawerks in Plano, Texas, was a semi-finalist for the Playwrights First Award and the Vittum Prize. It had readings with the Bechdel Group in NYC, Houston Scriptwriters, and the Civic Theatre of Lafayette. Coyote’s Moon went up at the La MaMa Theatre 50 Block Party in New York. Three by the Sea received its world premiere at the Looking Glass Theatre in New York. Donna’s plays are licensed with Chicago Dramaworks, YouthPLAYS, Brooklyn Publishers, and Heure and are included in The Best American Short Plays 2014-2015 and 2016’s Best Ten-Minute Plays anthologies.
Donna’s thrilled to be a resident playwright at Rising Sun Performance Company, NYC. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild.