Dorothy Velasco
Springfield, OR
Biography

Oregon resident Dorothy Velasco has written over 30 plays produced around the U.S. and abroad. Her musical, Miracle in Memphis, was published by Samuel French. Her outdoor drama, Oregon Fever, played for 11 summers at Oregon City. She co-authored the feature film, Raising Flagg, starring Alan Arkin, and wrote and co-produced several award-winning video documentaries. “Once I was an emerging playwright. Now that I’m old (but finding new energy) I hope I can be a RE-emerging playwright.” 

 

Successes

Maria Indomable (Maria Untamed in English), can be seen in Spanish, with English subtitles, on The Very Little Theatre's YouTube channel through Dec. 31, 2020. This ten-minute comedy imagines an accidental meeting between Mexican cinema diva, Maria Felix, and her equally famous ex-husband, renowned composer of romantic songs, Agustin Lara.

Helen Dreams Ramona, my new ten-minute play, was read for SWAN Day at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, March 17, 2019, in a program of eight plays about outstanding women.

My 15-minute play, At Home with Mrs. Swing, was produced by The Shedd Institute at the Jaqua Concert Hall, Eugene, OR, and toured to Roseburg and Corvallis, Feb. 7-10.