Playwright E.h. Bennett is also a tenured librarian at Fullerton College. Her short documentary Mendez v. Westminster: Families for Equality (about the 1945-1947 Orange County, CA desegregation case) was acquired by KOCE-TV (OC’s PBS affiliate) in October 2010. The film is centered around her play for students El Primer Dia de Clases that was performed by the Fullerton College Mendez Project for the community and Orange County high school students in 2008-2009.
- A Waffle Doesn’t Cure Insomnia (10-minutes) was published in the Best American Short Plays 2011-2012.
- OC-Centric produced Bender, Bennett’s full-length play with music (Aug. 2014).
- A Waffle Doesn’t Cure Insomnia was produced by Truman State University (Dec. 2014).
- Full-length plays Water Closet (May 2012) and One Good Day (Dec. 2014) were both selected by OCPA Studios for a staged reading.
- Water Closet was read by the White Horse Theater Company (Nov. 2010) at the Dramatists Guild of America’s Frederick Loewe Room in New York City.
- Freed (full-length) received a staged reading by the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project and Gallimaufry’s 2nd Annual New Play Festival in Laguna Beach in 2009.
- Short plays Bloodletting and Poe (July 2013) and Jolly and Bean (July 2009) were staged by OCPA Discoveries at the Newport Theatre Arts Center.
Bennett received her B.A. in Theater from California State University, Fullerton and studied acting with Jose Quintero and Stella Adler. She is featured in Benicio Del Toro’s short film Submission, and she worked for nearly ten years in dramatic television production on such shows as The Young Riders, Gabriel’s Fire, Under Suspicion and The Big Easy. Bennett has a Master of Library & Information Science degree from UCLA and is a member of the Dramatists Guild in addition to OCPA. She is a “Persons of Interest” blogger for the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative.
Contact me @ ehbennett-at-gmail-com.