Dolores Klinsky Walker

Dolores Klinsky Walker: My introduction to plays was kind of a shotgun wedding. I was a newly minted high school teacher in her first job. My extra-curricular activity assignment was not journalism, my preference, but the drama club. Though I was pretty clueless, I did my best. Repression, or perhaps old age, has obliterated those memories. When I had teen-age children I unearthed and showed them a couple of plays I’d written after my drama stint. I was laughed out of the room. (It had looked so easy!) I got the last laugh years later when Eldridge accepted my work. All three of my children were very involved in drama, which resulted in my fresher, and less stressful, acquaintance with plays. They have taught me a lot, thank goodness! I became a freelance writer, published mostly in religious periodicals. I tend to write plays that serve a purpose, or explore something that interests me. I’m also a voracious reader, and have written countless reviews for church librarians. I love to write, but that pleasure is surpassed by the exultation that fills me when I see my characters come to life on stage.
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  Good Trouble

Drama by Dolores Klinsky Walker

25 pages

9 m, 7 w, extras

Get a glimpse of the Civil Rights Movement in 1965 in Selma, Alabama, through the eyes of young Sandra. This play reveals the realities of segregation that prompted ordinary people to risk their security and sometimes their lives in pursuit of justice. Despite her father's disapproval and her mother's reluctance, Sandra skips school to attend Movement rallies, marches with adults to seek voting rights, and participates in "Bloody Sunday," the infamous failed march from Selma to Montgomery. A realistic but upbeat drama that can be a life-changing experience fo...

  Family Outing

Drama by Dolores Klinsky Walker

39 pages

3 m, 4 w

Ashley, one of the hottest girls in school, is shocked when, on their first date, Peter doesn't respond to her overtures. Peter, a pastor's son, knows the reason why: he thinks he is gay. He’s still hoping it’s not true, that no one will ever have to know he even suspected it. But what about Ashley? After storming out of his house, will she tell the whole school? Then there’s Craig, the youth leader at church, who saw Ashley rush out. He thinks Peter tried to go too far. How could he possibly understand Peter’s fears? But bit by bit Peter’s secret is revealed...