Lauren D'Errico

Lauren D'Errico

Lauren D’Errico is a playwright, librettist, and screenwriter who was born and raised in New Jersey. Her work has been workshopped by The Nora Salon and The Bechdel Group in 2018. She was a 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist for her play How To Talk To Others (and Talking About Yourself). Two of her short operas premiered at the Pittsburgh Opera in April 2019. Her work is interested in failed...
Lauren D’Errico is a playwright, librettist, and screenwriter who was born and raised in New Jersey. Her work has been workshopped by The Nora Salon and The Bechdel Group in 2018. She was a 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist for her play How To Talk To Others (and Talking About Yourself). Two of her short operas premiered at the Pittsburgh Opera in April 2019. Her work is interested in failed communication, female personhood, the psychology of fitness, and anxiety. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Dramatic Writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

Plays

  • Three Knockdown Rule (or, When My Friend Was Not Dying)
    Erin said that she was sick, but she wasn’t. Hayden said that hers was incurable, but it wasn’t. Erika said that she was dying, but she wasn’t. Spanning the first lies between three old friends to a chance encounter where they can’t anything more than hello, Three Knockdown Rule (or, When My Friend Was Not Dying) is a meditation on lying, truth, and precision.
  • Running Play (a cardiopoem)
    Jay and Cam are running a race. They're about to run a race. They're about to run the most important race — and they can't quite get off the starting line yet.
  • Grande Pumpkin Spice Solo Show
    Alexandra's grande pumpkin spice latte with whip and extra pumpkin pie spice is sitting on the drink pickup bar at Starbucks while she gives a TEDTalk about what it means to be a basic bitch — and how women can avoid such a title. The latte gets cold as Alexandra falls off script after an uncomfortable interaction with a fellow Starbucks-drinker.
  • How To Talk To Others (and Talking About Yourself)
    In Maggie’s short story that may or may not be based on her own life, no one can say anything important. And when the fictional world of the carnival dissolves into publishing and meetings and reality, communication isn’t any easier. But if Maggie wants her story published, she needs to be able to say why it’s important. "How To Talk To Others (and Talking About Yourself)" explores loneliness and...
    In Maggie’s short story that may or may not be based on her own life, no one can say anything important. And when the fictional world of the carnival dissolves into publishing and meetings and reality, communication isn’t any easier. But if Maggie wants her story published, she needs to be able to say why it’s important. "How To Talk To Others (and Talking About Yourself)" explores loneliness and isolation, the desire to connect through art, and when connection feels impossible.