Nebraska Authors

Gail Erwin

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Grinnell, IA
New York, NY
Montara, CA

Author Of

  • Music and Audio
  • Play/Screenplay


Plays; Musicals


Bachelor of Arts Degree, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Master of Arts Degree, New York University, New York, NY


High School English Teacher

Places Worked

Omaha Theater Company for Young People, Playwright-in-Residence


Nebraska Arts Council Presenter, Nebraska Arts Council Art Directory, 1996-98


Nitnoid Wars: The Final Battle.
Arthur The Future King. 1989.
Big Daddy's Cajun Christmas.
Cinderella & Now.
Frankenstein - The Real Story. 1989.
Frankincense On The Grill.
The Gingerbread Boy. 1988.
Humpty Dumpty - Putting The Planet Together Again.
Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Little Match Girl. 1981.
Lost and Found .
Odyssey On Stage.
Other Disciples.
Part of the Tree: A Story of the Prodigal Son. 1994.
Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.
Sadie's Last Chance.
Thumbelina. 1994.
The Ugly Duckling. 1990.
We Are The Children Of Abraham.
White Woman's Blues.

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Gail Erwin

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