Leigh Podgorski’s stage plays have been produced in Los Angeles, New York City and regionally. She had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross for her one-act play Windstorm, which was presented as part of the annual festival CelebrateWomen that Leigh also co-produced. We Are Still Here, the story of Cahuilla Indian elder Katherine Siva Saubel, was premiered at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum as part of CelebrateWomen 2000. The play has been presented throughout Southern California at college campuses, Universities, and Indian Reservations and Casinos.
In addition to her plays, Leigh has penned several original award-winning screenplays and several of her monologues have been published through Meriwether Publishing, Ltd.
Leigh produced her first documentary, We Are Still Heree, based on the play in 2007, which she also wrote and directed. The film has screened at the American Indian Film Festival, Sherman Indian Film Festival, Cal State San Marcos Native American Film Festival, and the Talking Stick Film Festival.
Leigh’s debut novel The Women Debrowska was published in 2010. Recently, she has published three more novels: Ouray’s Peak (2011) and the first two books of the Stone Quest Series, Desert Chimera and Gallows Ascending.
More information about Leigh and her work can be found on her web site: http://www.violethillsproductions.com