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Doug Haverty is an award-wining playwright who has had three of his plays produced at The Colony.The most recent production was Aftershocks, which had won the International Margo Jones Playwriting Competition, and was first presented at Texas Woman's University as a graduate project. In 1991, his play, Could I Have This Dance? premiered at The Colony under the direction of Jules Aaron and won 10 Drama-Logue awards. Thanks to a nomination from the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle, Dance was selected by the American Theatre Critics' Association as The Best Play of 1991 (for plays presented outside of New York City) and as a result is included in the Otis Guernsey Theatre Yearbook "The Best Plays of 1991-92." Dance moved to Off-Off Broadway, again under the direction of Jules Aaron.

Additionally, in 1991, The Colony presented a Bonus production of Doug's musical Roleplay (co-written by Adryan Russ) directed by Scott Segall. Roleplay was originally presented by the GRT under the direction of Allison Liddi, and was later revived there by Lonny Chapman. As a result of The Colony Bonus Production, and the recommendation of Barbara Beckley and Michael Wadler, Roleplay was given a very successful Off-Off Broadway production at The Village Theatre Company, and Off Broadway (under its new title Inside Out) at The Cherry Lane.

Other popular Haverty plays include Death Defying Acts, In My Mind's Eye, Hello This is the Bottom Drawer, and the libretti for Flavia & The Dream Maker and Legend of the Crystal Waters. His works have been presented in Canada, Australia, and across the US, most recently at The Charlotte Repertory, Florida Studio Theatre, Marietta's Theatre-in-the-Square, and The Long Island Stage. Doug is a member of the Playwright's Unit at the Group Repertory Theatre, The Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, Theatre West's Writer's Workshop (Co-Moderator) and belongs to ASCAP, NARAS and The Dramatist's Guild.

By day, he runs the Creative Services Department for the Scotti Bros./Street Life Records Group and resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Dorathy, and his daughter, Hartley, an actress who made her film debut as Billy Crystal's daughter in Mr. Saturday Night, and later appeared at The Colony in The World of Ray Bradbury.

Doug Haverty may be contacted via e-mail at HaverBur@aol.com
 
 
 
 
 
 

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