Nora Douglass holds an MFA in Playwriting from The University of Washington School of Drama. Playwriting awards include three Kennedy Center ACTF Awards, including the National David Library Award for the best play about the American Experience, first place in the Drury College One Act Play Competition and a Shenandoah International Playwrights Retreat fellowship. Three of her plays have been chosen for development by Theatre 33, a new play development company in Salem, Oregon and short plays have been included in numerous theater festivals including the Seattle Fringe Festival, Love Creek’s One-Act Festival: Women’s Voices in New York, and several Theater Company of Lafayette’s Short Play Festivals. In addition to writing, Nora has served in the roles of director, designer, actor, and dramaturg. She has taught drama to students from 3rd grade through university level and has served as Artist-in-Residence at three colleges.
Three plays developed and workshopped with Theatre 33, a new play development company in Salem, OR: SHORN, 2017; MARTINE OUT OF TIME, 2018; UNBUTTONING VIRGINIA, 2021 - Fully mounted script-in-hand productions.
SHENANDOAH INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS RETREAT FELLOWSHIP
First Place, DRURY COLLEGE ONE-ACT PLAY COMPETITION
Three Kennedy Center ACTF Awards, including the national DAVID LIBRARY AWARD FOR THE BEST PLAY ABOUT THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE