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Linda Daugherty

Linda Daugherty’s plays have been produced nationally and internationally in professional and community theatres, schools and colleges. She received the 2011 National Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine for her plays dealing with teen issues, including The Secret Life of Girls (bullying); Eat (It's Not About Food) (eating disorders); dont u luv me? (teen dating violence); and hard 2 spel dad, written with Mary Rohde Scudday (learning differences). Her latest play for teens, Teen Brain: The Musical, music and lyrics by Nick Martin, premiered in 2013 at Dallas Children’s Theater. Daugherty’s published plays also include lighter fare, musicals, comedies, holiday plays and fairy tale adaptations. She was a 2011 nominee for The Dallas Morning News' Texan of the Year. In 2009, Daugherty received the first Elisa Project Star of Hope Award for her work in promoting awareness of eating disorders. Her plays have won the Bonderman/Indiana University/Purdue University/Indiana Repertory Theatre Playwriting Competition, the Dallas-Ft. Worth Theater Critics Forum Award for Outstanding New Play, the Southwest Theatre Association’s Coleman A. Jennings Award for Best Children's Script, the Southwest Theatre Association's Playwright Award for Best New Children's Script, the Orlin Corey Outstanding Regional Playwright Award and five Dallas Theatre League nominations for Outstanding New Play. Daugherty is playwright-in-residence at Dallas Children's Theater and a member of the Dramatists Guild. Pinkerton!!! is a National Endowment for the Arts recipient and Daugherty’s fifth stage adaptation of books by prominent children’s author and illustrator Steven Kellogg. It marks Daugherty's 19th play published by Dramatic Publishing.

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