About our Playwright

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Raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Lydia Dillingham moved to Enterprise in 1987, when her husband began employment at Fort Rucker, Alabama. She developed a love for the theater during her college career after portraying lead roles in numerous dramatic productions.  Playing in a public relations band during college, she then gained experience in the entertainment industry, travelling full time with the U.S.O. after college, singing and playing music in a 7-piece performance band. She later attended law school where she earned her J.D. She currently holds a full-time position on the faculty at Enterprise State Community College as Legal Studies Program Director and serves part-time as Coffee County Drug Court Counsel.  Having a passion for creative writing, she has written numerous songs including a published CD titled "If Not Now..." She has written numerous plays including Coming Home, The Confederate Letters, Professor Ballyhoo's Traveling Miracle Medicine Show, An Evening at the CopaCabana, A Pirate's Catch, Song of my Heart, Soda Shop Hop, Granny and the French Maid, A Night at the Cotton Club, The Depot, Hawkins Pass, Somewhere In Italy, Marooned on Madagascar, Cabin at Yellow Wood, Hawkins Pass 2 - The Bunkhouse Blues, Juror Number 7, The Christmas Gift, Mississippi Slim and the Deadwood Saloon, Soda Shop Hop 2, Merchants of London, Granny's Christmas Vacation, and Harbor Lights.