Nancy Geyer


Nancy Geyer is a playwright, novelist, and teacher. She is the author of the novels Flying South, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, and Frailties, published by Little, Brown and Company and subsequently by UK Futura Publications. Nostos, a novel-in-progress, was the fiction finalist in the PEN Texas Literary Awards.

Versus, one of three 2007 play finalists in the national 50th Anniversary Stanley Drama Award Competition, was selected as one of six plays to be presented in Country Playhouse’s New Play Reading Series in Houston. Sonia and Suzy, the 1991 winner of the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Festival of Firsts Playwriting Competition, was one of five finalists in the 1991 Beverly Hills Theatre Guild-Julie Harris Playwright Award Competition. It has received full productions at the Sunset Center in Carmel, California and Houston’s Country Playhouse, as well as staged readings at Left Coast Rep in Los Angeles; Theatre With Your Coffee? in Hollywood, Florida; and NY Artists Unlimited.

I Would Give You Violets  received the 1990 New Play Award for the Best American Play from Live Oak Theatre in Austin, Texas. It was also given an option contract for a Broadway production by Morton Gottlieb. Dust, one of three winners in the Southern Playwriting Competition, was presented as part of The Festival of Southern Theatre at the University of Mississippi in 1986.

The Reflection Pool, a 2003 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nominee, received staged readings at Houston’s Country Playhouse and NY Artists Unlimited. This play was also one of three finalists in the 2013 international contest Prize for Women Playwrights sponsored by the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. All the Pretty Little Horses, one of three plays selected for the debut of Wordsmyth Theater Company’s National Playwrights Reading Series, was presented at Houston’s Stages Repertory Theatre in 2009. It was also a semifinalist in the 2015 Playwrights First national competition. The Damaged Heart  was presented in the 2016 New Play Reading Series of Houston’s Queensbury Theatre. 

Founder and Director of The Writer’s Salon, Geyer teaches in the creative writing division of Rice University’s School of Continuing Studies. She has also taught in the English Department of the University of Houston. A native Mississippian, the playwright received a BA from Millsaps College and a Master of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in English from the State University of New York. She holds memberships in The Dramatists Guild, Inc., The Authors League of America, Inc., and the League of Professional Theatre Women.





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A woman emerging from tragedy

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Doris talks about what it feels like to see her beloved father slip away under the ravages of Alzheimer’s.

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June Rae is trying to convince herself and others that her life as a high-priced prostitute couldn’t be better.

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Teenage Clemmie describes her hardworking, but gentle, father and what he means to her.

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Kate makes a surprising discovery about her abusive father.

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Bettina Jo and her father are on a mission together: lose weight.

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Kate remembers how, as a 7-year-old, she protected her mother from one of her father’s drunken rages.

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Francine wonders how she’s going to be able to tell her father about some bad news she received.

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Martina hopes her father’s sacrifice and hard work will pay off so they can join him in the United States.

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