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Barbara L. Smith
Barbara L. Smith has been writing drama for most of her adult life, both stage plays and screenplays. Since publication, her play Butterscotch has been produced widely across the country. It has received numerous awards, including first place in the New England New Play Competition; and finalist in the prestigious Clauder Competition with recognition at Hasty Pudding on the Harvard campus. Other plays are the award-winning The Corporate Animal and Revisions. Her six screenplays were all handled by prominent New York City agents.
She sold an idea for a situation comedy (Under One Roof) to a major TV producer, and Butterscotch was optioned for a TV movie with commitments from both CBS and James Garner. She currently writes a humor column for the Norwalk (CT) Citizen, and works as a literary consultant to playwrights, novelists and memoirists. Throughout her career, she has been an advertising copywriter, communication/PR specialist and speechwriter at the national office of The March of Dimes. While there, she wrote speeches for celebrity spokespersons Greg Gumbel, Tom Bergeron, Dr. Joy Browne and Anne Roosevelt.
Ms. Smith holds a bachelor's degree from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Penn., and studied playwriting at New School University in New York City. She lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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