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New England – South: Championing Fellow Dramatists
David Auburn and Charlene Doneghy
David Auburn and Charlene Donaghy

At the Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive in 2010, the indomitable Gary Garrison gave an assignment to write using Louisiana as inspiration. Score! You see, to that point, New Orleans had been my second home for fifteen years so writing her decadence and her decay was what I loved. However, sitting in my room during another 2 am writing session, I remembered why we were at the intensive: to challenge ourselves on our writing journey.

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Charlene Donaghy
Charlene Donaghy

writes stage plays that transport her audiences into the magic embrace of the theatre...and beyond. Charlene’s plays have been produced and awarded from New York to Los Angeles, Great Britain to Canada. Hansen Publishing Group publishes Charlene's play collection: Bones of Home and Other Plays. She is co-producer of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education Judith Royer Award of Excellence in Playwriting. She teaches playwriting/theatre at University of Nebraska Omaha, is a founding member of Boston’s Proscenium Playwrights, a core member of NYC’s 9th Floor Playwrights, a member of The Playwrights Center, and Connecticut Regional Representative of The Dramatists Guild of America.