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Martha Ayers Fuentes, American Playwright ( art: literature)playwright. Recipient George Sergel drama award University of Chicago, 1969. Member American Association of University Women, National Association for Female Executives, Southeast Playwrights Project, The Alliance of Resident Theatres, Stageworks,; Club: U. South Florida Alumni.

Background

Fuentes, Martha Ayers was born on December 21, 1923 in Ashland, Alabama, United States. Daughter of William Herny and Elizabeth (Dye) Ayers.

Education

Bachelor of Arts English (Ione Lester creative writing award), U. South Florida, 1969.

Career

Great-grandfather William David Dye enlisted in the Confederate Army at Carrol County, Georgia in 1862. He served as a private under thecommand of General Brigadier Howell Cobb. He participated in battlesincluding one at Lee's Mill, Virginia in 1862.

The enemy commenced acannonade at eight a.m. on our position, continuing until three p.m.Under fire the enemy crossed the stream where a North Carolina Regiment occupied. Colonel McKinney, in front and center of his Regiment, led the charge and fell mortally wounded dying. Finally, after a three-hour battle the enemy was driven across the stream, in great confusion and with severe loss.

Author plays: The Rebel, 1970. Mama Don't Make Me Go To College, My Head Hurts, 1963. Two Characters in Search of An Agreement, 1970.

Author fiction: A Cherry Blossom for Miss Chrysanthemum. Contributor articles to local, regional and nat. newspapers, feature articles to nat. mags. Author television plays and feature articlesfor children and young adults.

Lecturer, instructor workshops on drama, writing for television.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Rebel, 1970, Mama Don't Make Me Go To College, My Head Hurts, 1963, Two Characters in Search of An Agreement, 1970, A Cherry Blossom for Miss Chrysanthemum. Contributor articles to local, regional and national newspapers, feature artcles to national magazines. Author television plays and feature articles for children and young adults.

Membership

Member National Republican Senatorial Committee, Republican President Task Force, Republican National Committee, Republican Party, Florida. Member American Association of University Women, National Association of Female Executives, Southeast Playwrights Project, The Alliance of Resident Theatres, Stageworks, Authors Guild, Dramatists Guild, Romance Writers American, Southeastern Writers Association, Florida Studio Theatre, United Daughters Confederacy.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, animal rights, environmental protection, theater, travel.

Connections

Married Manuel Solomon Fuentes, April 11, 1943.

father:
William Herny Ayers

mother:
Elizabeth (Dye) Ayers

spouse:
Manuel Solomon Fuentes