Beth Martin Brown

Beth Martin Brown is an adjunct assistant professor in the Los Angeles Community College District and has taught English and further writing courses at Los Angeles Valley College and other community colleges for the last ten years. Some of her classes include short story writing, mythology, history of theatre, and playwriting.
 
Beth is a graduate of the USC Master of Professional Writing Program. Her one-act play The Lonely Bull was the winner of the USC Sixth Annual One-Act Play Festival. This play also received an Honorable Mention at the Dubuque Fine Art Players. While at USC, Beth studied with Jerome Lawrence (Inherit the Wind). Under his auspices, she wrote Hannah’s Son, which garnered ardent praise. Beth's short play Brave has been a semi-finalist at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville’s Ten-Minute Play competition and received an Honorable Mention at the University of Alaska Native Plays contest. West Coast Ensemble saw the production and staged reading of Myrna’s Mission and MONROE…SHOCKS! (full-length American farce) respectively. MONROE…SHOCKS! also received an Honorable Mention in the McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition at the Midland, Texas Community Theatre. Beth's ten-minute play The Seven Ages of Fear was successfully performed at First Stage, Playwright’s Express.
 
Beth is the librettist for the children’s musical, The Little Witch of Wichita, which won the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Award and has had eight successful productions around the country, including sold-out performances at the Geffen Theatre in Westwood, CA in October 2006.
 
Beth's current full-length play is entitled Strong Sistahs and was a quarter-finalist in the Writer’s Network screenwriting competition.
 
Beth is a member of The Dramatists Guild, ALAP, and ICWP.

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