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Doris Gwaltney

Doris Gwaltney was born on a peanut farm six miles outside of the small town of Smithfield in Virginia. She was away for four years in college and four years teaching at Virginia Beach. Then she was married and came back home to Smithfield. Much of her writing mirrors her life in this area of Virginia, some in obvious ways, some not so obvious.

She is the author of two adult novels, SHAKESPEARE’S SISTER and DUNCAN BROWDIE, GENT., a middle grade novel, HOMEFRONT, and two collections of performance monologues, A MIRROR IN TIME, and BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. She has a number of short stories and poems published in anthologies and literary journals such as The Greensboro Review, and Poet’s Domain. She teaches writing for the LifeLong Learning Society at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

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  • Fron Cover A Mirror in Time reflections on Love, Relationships and Marriage

    A Mirror in Time

    by Doris Gwaltney
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 2-6 M. 2-6 F, Max 12, Min 2

    The monologues in A Mirror in Time: History in First Person–Reflections on Love, Relationships & Marriage by Doris Gwaltney focus on how love and marriage may have changed course of history. Tense and revealing, sometimes comic, selected monologues have created successful evenings of Readers Theater for community theaters and schools. They are also ideal for use in English and history courses in middle school and high school.

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    Behind Closed Doors

    by Doris Gwaltney
    • 15 - 90 Minutes
    • 1+ Male 1+ Female Max 16 Min 2

    The monologues and dialogues in “Behind Closed Doors” are gripping fictional insights into the psyches of historical married couples. They are  set in prisons, bedrooms, palaces, gardens and Hitler’s bunker.  These scenes reveal dark, tense moments in famous, tormented lives.  Great acting scripts for auditions and competitions.

    NOTE: The performance fee is applicable to a production of the complete script. Prices for performance of individual monologues may be obtained by emailing HaveScripts/Blue Moon Plays at [email protected].

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    As We See Him

    by Doris Gwaltney
    • 60 Minutes
    • Choir

    Music Lead Sheets

    A musical celebration of the Nativity by Doris Gwaltney. This Christmas Cantata celebrates the different faces of Jesus and the diversity and tolerance that he espoused. Consisting of original poetry, Biblical quotes, and traditional carols, it brings the birth of Jesus alive for modern choirs and utilizes a Chancel Choir, a Children’s Choir, and readers.

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