Lila Rose Kaplan

Lila Rose Kaplan

Lila Rose Kaplan writes heartfelt comedies, bittersweet dramas, and musicals for young people. Her play Wildflower made its Off-Broadway debut in 2009 at Second Stage Uptown and was published by Dramatists Play Service. Her other works include 1 2 3, Home of the Brave, The Light Princess, We All Fall Down, 100 Planes, Bureau of Missing Persons, and Tink. Her plays have been produced by the A.R.T, Second Stage...
Lila Rose Kaplan writes heartfelt comedies, bittersweet dramas, and musicals for young people. Her play Wildflower made its Off-Broadway debut in 2009 at Second Stage Uptown and was published by Dramatists Play Service. Her other works include 1 2 3, Home of the Brave, The Light Princess, We All Fall Down, 100 Planes, Bureau of Missing Persons, and Tink. Her plays have been produced by the A.R.T, Second Stage, Old Vic, Perishable Theatre, Chalk Rep, Launch Pad, La Jolla Playhouse, and Harvard Business School (really!). Her plays have been developed by The Huntington Theatre, Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Theatreworks, PlayPenn, and The Lark among others. Awards include The National Science Award in Playwriting, The International Women's Playwriting Award, The Shank Playwriting Fellowship, and the I.J. Kapstein Award. Ms. Kaplan was selected as an Old Vic/New Voices T.S. Eliot Exchange Playwright in 2010. She has been in residence at Harvard Business School, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. She is a graduate of Brown University and she received her MFA in Playwriting from UC San Diego. Currently, Ms. Kaplan is a Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow and a Playwrights' Realm Writing Fellow. Coming up next - The Light Princess at the A.R.T. and The New Vic.

Plays

  • HOME OF THE BRAVE
    As she begins her Presidential campaign, Evelyn is depending on her family to come across as wholesome. But when her campaign manager visits at Christmas, her family can’t quite fit into the all-American mold. Inspired by Moliere’s TARTUFFE, this new comedy reveals what happens when the slick lies of politics collide with the messy truth of family.
  • WILDFLOWER
    A woman and her unusual son look to escape their past in Crested Butte, a small town with its own share of secrets. They encounter a curious girl, a forest ranger, and an ex-drag queen. The five collide in a summer of botany and sexual awakening. WILDFLOWER explores the discovery of desire and it's consequences.
  • 1 2 3, a play about abandonment and ballroom dancing
    When their radical parents are imprisoned, sisters 1, 2 and 3 are sent to live with different foster families. 1 loses herself in history, 2 dances, and 3 videos all of it and more. Family tensions mount when Mom gets out of jail. 123 is a dark, funny drama about a rift between sisters and what it takes to grow up.