Stage

Laurel’s full-length play, BLUEPRINT for PARADISE has its world premiere in Los Angeles, July 28 through August 28 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances) at the Hudson Theatre Mainstage. More information and a link to the show’s website here, and to The Athena Cats website.  

In June 2015, Laurel and four other female playwrights created: 5 SIRENS: Beware of Rocks! for the Hollywood Fringe. The show was five 10-minute plays about miscommunication and the longing for connection. The run was completely sold out — with great reviews.  Laurel also created the artwork for the show. Visit the FRINGE site to find out more: 5 SIRENS: Beware of Rocks! http://hff15.org/2125 or http://fivesirens.weebly.com/

In 2007, Laurel helped found the Cary Playwright's Forum, now a non-profit organization.  The mission of the Cary Playwrights' Forum is to help playwrights and aspiring playwrights of Cary and surrounding areas in North Carolina to develop as dramatic writers through educational workshops; regular feedback sessions with other playwrights, actors, and directors; and the opportunity to collaborate with allied artists in staged readings or productions of their original work.  Laurel created and led the first year's worth of educational workshops, worked with upcoming playwrights and coached actors, and also trained directors.

Here's some of her stage plays (some produced, some in the works).  

PLAYS:

BLUEPRINT for PARADISE, full-length play, set in Los Angeles just before the US declares war on Japan in 1941. The play explores wealth, racial tensions, Nazis, and Mothers of America (pre-production early 2016). Semi-finalist; Eugene O’Neill playwriting competition and HUMANITAS/Center Theatre Group (2015). 

IRISH MISTS: a dark comedy about a woman who tries to hide her descent into Alzheimer's from her family and fight off reconciliation attempts by her estranged daughter. Set in Ireland.

LAST DANCE at the RAFFLES HOTEL: or, the GOLDEN LION, full-length play, set in Asia during WWII, about wealth, betrayal, and war profiteering. 

THE CRITIC: about five old hoofers who confront an especially caustic and bitter theater critic (in the works).  

THE NEW RELIGIONISTS: set in the future after the Great War.  Religion and politics have combined and women know their place until a rebel female preacher sets loose a mind virus (in the works).

ICEBREAKER: a romantic screwball comedy set aboard a small cruise ship.

HOT CONSOMMÉ: It's 2045 and the Imperium threatens to cancel Chef Alan's reality-based gourmet cooking show (and his home) unless ratings improve. Chef Alan just wants to cook real food. The Imperium has other ideas.

LEVELS:  Written for Theater of Hope for Abused Women about different levels of domestic violence and the road to healing.  Produced in NoHo arts district, North Hollywood. Excellent for performances in women's shelters and available to domestic violence or other women's non-profit support groups. (available to non-profit groups, minimal charge for postage)

DEVIL INSIDE:  a one-act play about schizophrenia, a finalist in the national NETC play writing competition.

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