Laura Axelrod

Laura Axelrod

Laura Axelrod is a writer, playwright and actor. Her stage plays have been performed in California, New York and Europe. She graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts with an MFA and BFA in Dramatic Writing. While in college, Laura received the John L. Golden Award for Playwright with Most Potential and the Rod Marriott Senior Playwriting Award.Born and raised in Granby, Connecticut, she...
Laura Axelrod is a writer, playwright and actor. Her stage plays have been performed in California, New York and Europe. She graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts with an MFA and BFA in Dramatic Writing. While in college, Laura received the John L. Golden Award for Playwright with Most Potential and the Rod Marriott Senior Playwriting Award.Born and raised in Granby, Connecticut, she studied acting at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts. Aside from writing, she learned stage management while interning at Circle Repertory Company in New York City. She is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • Blues
    Southerners Maureen McAllister and her husband, Derek, have been attending a local church for 15 years. They have always considered themselves conservatives and have agreed with their church's stance on politics. However, the recent Roy Moore versus Doug Jones election for Senate has caused her to lose faith in Republican politics. In the latest election, she chooses to publicly support a Democrat. The...
    Southerners Maureen McAllister and her husband, Derek, have been attending a local church for 15 years. They have always considered themselves conservatives and have agreed with their church's stance on politics. However, the recent Roy Moore versus Doug Jones election for Senate has caused her to lose faith in Republican politics. In the latest election, she chooses to publicly support a Democrat. The minister angrily confronts the couple on the steps of the church one Sunday morning. When church and state meet, foundations are cracked.
  • Searching for the Sign
    Residents of a rural Alabama town gather in a coffee shop to discuss their lives and current events.
  • Kiss
    A light-hearted look at helicopter parenting and beauty pageants. Enlisting the help of their new male assistant, a mother and daughter seek revenge against rival beauty pageant contestants.
  • Eye Level - a Monologue
    A woman finds love during her morning commute on a crowded subway train.
  • I Want to Tell You Something - a Monologue
    Overcoming a fear of being visited by the FBI, a conspiracy theorist explains The Curse of Tippecanoe.
  • Sky Crosses - a Monologue
    Two people spot chemtrails in the sky and try to alert the media.
  • Passing Through - A Spoken Word Drama
    A woman takes a bus ride across the United States wearing a fake marriage ring so she won't be harassed by men. She meets a conspiracy theorist, a hostel worker who is hostile to new agers, and befriends a young man from Mexico who doesn't speak English. After being harangued by the police in New Orleans, she meets a Mississippi bus driver who introduces her to a basic spiritual principle.
  • The Energy of Location - a Monologue
    A psychic discusses her findings after a visit to the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 9/11.
  • Absence of Light
    A free verse performance poem in three parts. In the first part, Rethinking the Morning Sunrise, a woman wakes up in New York City wondering about the meaning of her humdrum existence. During the second part, Along Molasses Trail, she finds herself in hell due to a frightening, abusive relationship. The final part, The Redemptive Leaf, she settles in Connecticut and comes to peace with the uncertainty of life.
  • Underlings
    A young woman, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, moves in with an artist and her assistant. A mysterious bishop pays a visit, which sets cataclysmic events into motion.
  • Everybody In This House
    Father O'Donnell turns a deaf ear to Mary Turner's pleas about her marriage. Several weeks later, she is dead. What happened to Mary Turner? He soothes his conscience by visiting the family, only to have his fears justified. He finds the reality of domestic violence and child abuse, and confronts his own powerlessness in the face of evil.

    Reviewed by The Stage (Edinburgh, Scotland),...
    Father O'Donnell turns a deaf ear to Mary Turner's pleas about her marriage. Several weeks later, she is dead. What happened to Mary Turner? He soothes his conscience by visiting the family, only to have his fears justified. He finds the reality of domestic violence and child abuse, and confronts his own powerlessness in the face of evil.

    Reviewed by The Stage (Edinburgh, Scotland), this play is called "superbly written" and "totally uncompromising."