Audrey Lang

Audrey Lang

AUDREY LANG (she/her/hers) is a playwright born and raised in New York City. Her plays include YOU HAVE TO PROMISE (Pride Plays 2020, dir. Jenna Worsham; finalist for American Stage's 21st Century Voices New Play Festival), RYE BREAD (semi-finalist for Play-Makers Spokane's Women Are Funny Prize), DEAR ANNA (Ithaca Theatre Collective; MCC FreshPlay Festival), THE FIELD TRIP (Undiscovered Countries,...
AUDREY LANG (she/her/hers) is a playwright born and raised in New York City. Her plays include YOU HAVE TO PROMISE (Pride Plays 2020, dir. Jenna Worsham; finalist for American Stage's 21st Century Voices New Play Festival), RYE BREAD (semi-finalist for Play-Makers Spokane's Women Are Funny Prize), DEAR ANNA (Ithaca Theatre Collective; MCC FreshPlay Festival), THE FIELD TRIP (Undiscovered Countries, dir. Rana Strazza), ALEX GETTING BETTER, BIRDIE AND CAIT, and LILY INEFFABLE. Audrey's short plays have been performed at Theatre503, New Wimbledon Theatre, Chapel Playhouse, Kitchen Theatre Company, Primary Stages, and more. Associate member of the Dramatists Guild, member of Ring of Keys, 2017 resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm, alumna of MCC Theater Youth Company Playwriting Lab (taught by Lucy Thurber). B.A. Theatre Studies, Ithaca College (Magna Cum Laude). Audrey writes about complex female characters, especially queer female characters, and explores themes of mental health, sexual assault and abuse, Jewish identity, love, sisterhood, and family.

Plays

  • You Have To Promise
    [PRIDE PLAYS 2020!] Seventeen-year-olds Maeve and Nessa have been best friends their entire lives. Three months ago, they discovered what they had was more than a friendship. When they decide to come out to their families together, Nessa's father kicks her out and the girls scramble to come up with a solution, all the while lying to Maeve's stepmother Rachael and trying to dream their way to being grown-up.
  • alex getting better
    College sophomore Alex tries to sort through the reemergence of an old trauma as she spends time with middle school friends, revisits former stomping grounds, and with help from her therapist, finds the words for what happened to her in seventh grade.
  • Rye Bread
    Rye (short for Riley) is a precocious sort-of high school graduate, trying to find meaning and purpose in the summer internship she's been forced to do for her cousin Tessa to make up the credit for her failed Econ class. But what meaning and purpose is there really to an office with rats running around and the other intern who won't let her so much as sit down at the computer?
  • Lily Ineffable
    In the last two weeks of her run in the kids' ensemble of "Matilda," Lily makes the amulet of the Jewish mythological figure Lilith for a social studies project. She feels a kinship with Lilith that she can't explain to her friends, her sister, or her sister's girlfriend--a kinship she doesn't understand herself until she learns that Adam, the adult cast member she used to have a...
    In the last two weeks of her run in the kids' ensemble of "Matilda," Lily makes the amulet of the Jewish mythological figure Lilith for a social studies project. She feels a kinship with Lilith that she can't explain to her friends, her sister, or her sister's girlfriend--a kinship she doesn't understand herself until she learns that Adam, the adult cast member she used to have a crush on, is coming back to "Matilda" as an emergency sub.
  • Dear Anna
    Anna is Mallaigh's lifeline--her big sister, her best friend, the one person she trusts more than anyone else, the only one who can calm her down and understand her. But as Anna grows up, she starts to pull away from Mallaigh in favor of other relationships. Liz, a teacher at Anna and Mallaigh's high school, becomes the fulcrum in a delicate balancing act of secrets.
  • a/in/the/of
    Sisters Jaden and Miranda discover their relationship is strained when they return Jaden's books to the campus bookstore ahead of Jaden's college graduation and Miranda's soon-to-follow middle school graduation.
  • Sierra Nevada
    Sierra's teacher tries to find out why she "BS'ed" a writing assignment on the story of her name, and what might be going on at home.
  • who's mom and who's mama
    Sasha and Noelle, about to adopt their first child, deal with their hopes and anxieties far from home.
  • something you might not know about me
    Part 1 of ALEX GETTING BETTER, originally written as a stand-alone ten-minute play. After remembering a sexual assault from her childhood, Alex, now a college student, meets up with her middle school friend Jennie on their winter break to get some answers.
  • For This Panic Attack
    For This Panic Attack takes the audience through Nix's panic attack on her walk through New York City to meet her wife, Milo, at their daughter Hannie's school for the school musical.
  • The Well of Miriam (monologue - 2 versions)
    What if everything we knew about Moses and Miriam crossing the Red Sea was wrong? A lesbian take on a story we all think we know from the Old Testament.

    Written for The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues - Round Fourteen: Pride Plays.