Larissa Marten

Larissa Marten

Larissa Marten is often asked if she is a covert operative. To clarify: she only writes about spies and thieves and would never spy or steal herself. Growing up speaking German at home while attending spray tan coated schools in New Jersey, now she writes about villains and what makes them devious. She advocates for sexual assault survivors in NYC ERs, and can be found spying on her neighbors.

Plays

  • Cleaner on the Other Side
    Jade wanted to be president. Tanya wants to stay drunk. It's the night of the election and Tanya's step-dad is in the race. But Jade and Tanya are running their own race in the other direction. Because believing in yourself isn't always easy. Especially when you're running against yourself.
  • The Ladder
    I don't see color. Or so they say. The Ladder follows two women in a world where color has never been taught. Privilege has to be learned through virtual realities, where participants are given scenarios that change due to their race. In the end, we may not be as different as we think.
  • Michelle Eats a Taco
    Michelle has run away in search of something more. Little does she know that what she was looking for could be found in a Taco Bell in the middle of nowhere. The 1% and the 99% collide in this play about the loneliness at the top, and the boredom at the bottom.
  • Happy Hollow
    Our story begins in a life-like dream. Right before the audience pieces together the nature of this reality, a bomb is dropped. Characters shift from their human form. An announcement plays. “Good morning, Happy Hollow. Today is a good day. Be whoever you want to be.” Happy Hollow is an afterlife where inhabitants can live out their wildest Earth fantasies. As they spend their days living as deities and queens...
    Our story begins in a life-like dream. Right before the audience pieces together the nature of this reality, a bomb is dropped. Characters shift from their human form. An announcement plays. “Good morning, Happy Hollow. Today is a good day. Be whoever you want to be.” Happy Hollow is an afterlife where inhabitants can live out their wildest Earth fantasies. As they spend their days living as deities and queens of the animal kingdom, dreams of their life on Earth become more appealing. Especially when they realize that not everyone may have entered the afterlife in the way they thought.
  • I Killed the Cow
    When it feels like you’re being devoured alive, how do you make your body your own? One woman charts the lawless pastures of sexuality in the show Twin Cities Arts Reader calls a “Must See”. “Heartfelt & thought-provoking” - One Girl-Two Cities. “This show reminds us how good solo performance can be.”
  • Lost. Shared. Taken.
    We bite the bullet and we feed our souls and we lose our virginities. Sometimes the verbs we use don’t make the most sense. The moment we exit virginity and enter whatever comes next, isn’t always a moment of loss. It can also be a moment of sharing, or of taking. Lost. Shared. Taken. is a solo theatre piece, that allows the audience to decide the verb they want to use when discussing their virginity.