Dorothy Daniels Anderson

  Author, storyteller, Dorothy Daniels Anderson specializes in telling tales about Arizona in the olden days. She researches, develops and writes true historical stories many of which are to be found in her book and tape, Arizona Legends and Lore: Tales of Southwestern Pioneers.  Dorothy also brings her training and experience as an ariZoni Theatre award nominated actress to this art form.

  Ms. Daniels Anderson makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She has a Masters Degree from Columbia University and has taught history in the Phoenix Union High School District. Dorothy has been affiliated with the Arizona Historical Society as one of their living history personalities and has done performing community residencies for the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

  Dorothy's commitment to sharing the treasures of Arizona's past goes beyond storytelling. She is founder and past president of the East Valley Tellers of Tales, an affiliate of a state-wide organization dedicated to promoting and developing excellence within the storytelling community. She is an active member of the National Storytelling Network Association.   She was a regional presenter at the 2002 Convention in Denver, Colorado.  Dorothy has developed three of her stories into plays that have been produced at the Herberger Lunch Time Theater in Phoenix: Never Say No to Johnny, Untamed Women-The Flapper and the Puritan and The Tall and The Crazed-Two Women from Arizona (see events page).  Dorothy is currently a Board member of the Metro-Phoenix Branch of the Society of Southwestern Authors,  a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, and also a member of Western Writers of America

  Ms Daniels Anderson has captivated hundreds of audiences in the Southwest with the compelling magic of her true stories.  She has performed before the Arizona State Legislature as part of their Territorial Day Program and has entertained at the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame Banquet. Dorothy has performed at conventions, museums, colleges and universities throughout Arizona.  Her artistic goal is to continue to develop a vital and exciting approach to recreating cultural history through the art and techniques of storytelling.

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2002 - 2011
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