Ned Dougherty has been widely celebrated for his work as an educator and poet. He was named an 'Up and Coming Writer' by SOMOS in 2012 and has earned two teacher of the year honors (2014, NM Charter School Teacher of the Year, 2017 Best of Taos' Teacher of the Year).
Two of his original plays have been produced in Taos, New Mexico. ESCAPE PLANS debuted at Metta Theatre in 2016, and THE GIANT DESK PLAYS debuted at the TCA in 2018.
Ned is currently a candidate for his MFA in Playwriting at Augsburg University in Minneapolis (2019). He has studied craft with his mentors Carson Kreitzer, Sarah Myers, Harrison David Rivers and Andrew Rosendorf.
NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT
My role as a son of a forty-year marriage fuels perspective and perseverance in my creative work. My life as a husband to an artist fuels my curiosity and commitment and passions. My life as father to a beaming boy with Down syndrome generates the exuberance and wonder. My decade-long career as a public-school teacher brings the purpose, tenacity, hope and humanity.
And my belief in the powers of community and endeavors and stories bring me to the theatre.
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LIST OF PLAYS
A full list of Ned’s plays can be found on his New Play Exchange page.
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|Source Title||Author||Description||Free sample|
|TELEMACHUS IN THE LIGHT - Father - Telemachus||Ned Dougherty||
Teenage Telemachus feels invisible.
|TELEMACHUS IN THE LIGHT - North Star - Telemachus||Ned Dougherty||
Telemachus plans to plaster the whole school with a special picture of himself in order to reach one person.
|TELEMACHUS IN THE LIGHT (Extended Version)||Ned Dougherty||
Telemachus readies himself to embrace his truest self despite his parents' absences.