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
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.
Dorothy's Playwright Web Page is: playwright.dorothyanderson.com
Dorothy can be reached at DDAStory@yahoo.com.