Donna de Matteo

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Studied and co-taught the craft of playwriting with her mentor, Herbert Berghof. Her first play, ALMOST ON A RUNWAY, consisted of three one-acts, written under the tutelage and direction of Herbert Berghof, and starred Rosemary De Angelis, Celeste Holm, Wesley Addy and Ben Piazza. It was an experience every new playwright dreams about but is very seldom realized: a fabulous production where one could continue to learn their craft without the onus of commercial pressure, even with an all-star cast. Her many plays have been produced by: The Carnegie Mellon New Play Festival, Theatre East, McCarter Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, WPA Theatre, Playhouse in the Park, the Cape Playhouse, the Westchester Playhouse, and the John Drew Theatre in East Hampton. Her latest play, OUR SON’S WEDDING, was produced at Gloucester Repertory in 2007, the Lake George Dinner Theatre in 2008, and at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida, in August 2011.