Local Author Publishes Book Of Short Plays

Local author Phyllis Zatlin’s new book of plays, All That’s Golden Doesn’t Glitter, illustrates that old age isn’t for the faint of heart. 

Published in cooperation with the Door County Playwrights’ Collective (DCPC), the collection of four short comedies includes “Her Favorite Grandson,” “Where’s There’s a Way There’s a Will,” “Old Letter Writers Never Die” and “From DA to DD?” The first three plays run about 10 minutes, while the fourth runs about 20 minutes. Each is introduced with an illustration by Faith V. Whitlock.

In fall 2022, DCPC published a drama anthology with ESTRENO Studies, which distributed the book on both sides of the Atlantic. Edited by Zatlin, the book titled Microtheatre: A Door County Debut of Short Plays from Wisconsin and Spain, is a collection of plays by six Wisconsin authors as well as translations of plays originally written in Spanish. 

Zatlin anticipates that DCPC will continue a series to feature plays by individual authors from Northeastern Wisconsin, starting with All That’s Golden.