Nancy Gall-Clayton


Nancy Gall-Clayton writes plays about historic women and events as well as comedies. Her female characters are complex, often older, and never stereotypes.  More than 80 of her plays (full-length and shorts) have been on stages in the USA, Australia, Canada, Denmark, and Japan. She is published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Motes Books, and others. Nancy served a 3-year term as the Kentucky Representative to the Dramatists Guild. Her work has been supported by the Kentucky Foundation for Women, including for a program at Louisville's Center for Women and Families, which Nancy co-led with Kathi E.B. Ellis, a director she works with frequently. She is a member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights, 365 Women a Year Playwrights, Southeastern Theatre Conference, the Dramatists Guild, and the New Play Exchange. Nancy has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee Writers Conference and a Visiting Artist at Ohio State University.