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|After the Play
After the play someone always asks
how much of what I wrote is real
though sometimes they say true
and I say some or none or all,
knowing they mean was that my life
up there under the lights. Yes,
all that I've imagined is, of course,
my life, but no more real than rain
falling on my hand as I wave to Teddy,
leaning out her window on MacDougal Street,
alive with lights and laughter, or the hot
scent of Mamoun's falafel, and no more true
than yesterday's news, wet and dirty
under our feet. The actors emerge, tired
and happy from creating lives, two hours
of reality, of truth for us and them
each night before we lose ourselves in smoke
and wine at Minetta Tavern, music
so loud we become mimes, abandoning
language, as in the end we must.
Two books of Donna's poetry were published in 2016: Two Worlds, by Kelsay Books (Aldrich Press), and a chapbook, Lessons (Evening Street Press)
Donna’s comedy GOLDEN LADDER (with Amy Redford as Catherine) was
produced Off Broadway at the Players Theatre, as was her first play,
GOLDEN LADDER was published in Women Playwrights: The
Best Plays of 2002 (Smith & Kraus) and copies are available through YouthPlays (www.youthplays.com).
ANOTHER PARADISE and GOLDEN LADDER are archived in the
Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts.
Her collection of poems, The
Woman Who Married Herself, was published in 2010
through Evening Street Press. Click here for reviews from Midwest
Book Review and The Pedestal (PDF format).
She has written 17 full-length plays, a
novel, 2 y/a novels, and many short stories. Donna
lives in an old farmhouse across from a wildlife sanctuary.
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LINKS of interest:
Donna's AMAZON.COM Page
Monologues | WomenPlaywrights.org
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