Aleta Barthell


Aleta Barthell is a playwright/screenwriter/teacher. Aleta was recently commissioned by Playwrights Project to write a piece benefitting Southern Caregiver Resource Center called I’M A CAREGIVER? Her play, NIGHT WITCHES: FLIGHT INTO FANTASY, was a part of the New Village Arts Theatre’s “2019 Final Draft Festival.” She was a finalist for the 2016 HUMANITAS/CTG Playwriting Prize for her play, WINDOW OF SHAME. Aleta was a panelist for “Writing from History” at the 2015 Dramatists Guild National Conference.  She is a teaching artist with Playwrights Project and founder of the youth theater education program, Kids Act, at New Village Arts Theatre. She holds a B.S. from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and has trained at BADA (Oxford, England); Shakespeare and Company (Lenox, MA). She studied playwriting and screenwriting at UCSD with Allan Havis. She is a Dramatists Guild Member and an Ambassador for the San Diego area.