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Emerging After 50, Part 2
Stacks of business paper files isolated on blue background, business report papers, piles of unfinished documents

Age helps. I am now 77 years old. Eighty is around the corner.

When I approached age 60, I decided that I wanted to do something different for the last third (well maybe) of my life after being a well-published Federal economist and historic preservation builder for a third of a century.

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Anthony E. Gallo
Anthony E. Gallo

is a playwright, screenwriter, librettist, and lyricist whose 21 full-length dramas include Margherita, Eugenio, Vandergrift!, Lincoln and God, and The Eaton Woman. Excerpts from his four musicals were performed at the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival this year. His plays have been performed nearly 150 times in nearly 40 venues.

Patricia Wilmot Christgau
Patricia Wilmot Christgau

was born in 1930 and moved to New York in 1947 where she studied voice and assisted Elizabeth Montgomery (Motley), the renowned costume designer, on Broadway and at The Met in the 1950s and 60s. She worked freelance props 1970s and was a director of nonprofit organizations in the 1980s and 90s. She is a mother and grandmother and writes plays for the stage about strong women throughout history. She joined the Guild in 2002.

Sheldon Friedman
Sheldon Friedman

is a retired lawyer, playwright, and novelist living in Denver, Colorado.