Nancy Beverly


Nancy is originally from Indiana, and fortunately, she survived the conservative buttoned-down mindset there and escaped to Los Angeles where she found her tribe of LBGTQ creatives.  In L.A. she has been developing plays for several years with the supportive playwrights’ group Fierce Backbone, including Handcrafted Healing (chosen by Denver’s Athena’ Women’s Project), Community (the top 12 of the American Association of Community Theatres play contest) and Connectivity (the finals of the Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival). 

Most recently Alliance of L.A. Playwrights chose her short play Dyke-Doggie Patrol for the West Hollywood Gay Pride readings in 2022.

Nancy’s professional career began at Actors Theatre of Louisville where she was the Assistant Lit Manager, which meant she read literally thousands of new plays, but she also had a slew of ten-minute plays produced at ATL, including Attack of the Moral Fuzzies which was published by Samuel French and has been produced dozens of times around the U.S. 

Upon arriving in L.A., she got into TV and worked on such hit shows as Rosanne, Blossom, Desperate Housewives, and Ghost WhispererShe co-wrote and co-produced the 90-minute 11-part web series The Calamities of Jane and wrote and produced the 40-minute film Shelby’s Vacation both of which got into several film festivals and won a boatload of awards.  Her TV pilot The Cleaning Crew, one of her current projects, made the finals of the Orchard Project. 

Nancy is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America and the Dramatists Guild.

When not writing, she’s out hiking with the Gay & Lesbian Sierrans and has led over 350 hikes.