Aleta Barthell

Playwright     Screenwriter    Teaching Artist

stage

original plays


Window of Shame *

(Finalist, 2020 National Playwrights Conference, O’Neill Theater Center; Finalist, HUMANITAS/CTG Playwriting Prize )


Night Witches: Flight into Fantasy *

(Final Draft New Play Festival at New Village Arts Theatre; Carlsbad, CA)


Walking Down the Corn 

(Developed with New Works Studio at Scripps Ranch Theatre, San Diego, CA)


*Listed on New Play Exchange



adaptations


The Little Prince, based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

(Produced by Kids Act / New Village Arts Theatre; Carlsbad, CA)


The Great Smelly Slobbery Small Tooth Dog, based on the story by Margaret Read MacDonald

(Produced by Kids Act / New Village Arts Theatre; Carlsbad, CA)


Stellaluna, based on the story by Janell Cannon

(Future production by Kids Act / New Village Arts Theatre; Carlsbad, CA)



musicals


Secret Superheroes

Book by Aleta Barthell, music by Jac Ostrie, lyrics by Lila Duga

(Produced by Kids Act / New Village Arts Theatre; Carlsbad, CA)



short plays


I'm a Caregiver?

(Commissioned by Southern Caregiver Resource Center/Playwrights Project; San Diego, CA)


The Amazing Kish Eva!

(Commissioned by Playwrights Project; San Diego, CA)


Getting Everybody

(Commissioned by Playwrights Project for Telling Stories, Foster Youth Program; San Diego, CA)