April Anson Dammann
The Los Angeles Times runs a photo of a leaping UCLA Song Girl in mid-air, holding a pom pom in one hand and her college valedictory address in the other. The unsubtle message: she has pep and brains. The photo is silly - but her legs look good. She goes on to earn an M.A. in Foreign and Comparative Lit from the U. of Rochester and La Sorbonne.
April Dammann is a Hollywood native who came to prominence as a writer for television, film and theatre. She produces plays for Los Angeles stages and has recently turned to non-fiction with the release of her first book, "Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario" from Angel City Press. Her next book, also from Angel City Press: "Corita Kent. Art and Soul. The Biography."
Dammann is married to Ron Dammann, President of Stendahl Galleries. They reside in a Hollywood home designated a historic-cultural monument and spend much of the year on the ocean front in Gualala, California.
Awards and Recognition
- Writers Guild of America Award Nominations (two) in radio drama
- L..A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for "Best Musical," Producer
- Moondance International Film Festival Sandcastle Award for Feature Screenplay
- La Femme Film Festival Best Screenplay
- Fellowship residencies at Hedgebrook and Ragdale Foundation
- Historical Society of Southern California Research grants for "Exhibitionist."
- "Exhibitionist" named to "Top Ten Books published in California in 2011" by David Kipen, former literary director of National Endowment for the Arts