Audrey Lang

Audrey Lang

Audrey Lang (she/her/hers) is a lesbian Jewish playwright born and raised in New York City. Her play YOU HAVE TO PROMISE received a developmental workshop and reading via Zoom in the 2020 Pride Plays. She has worked on BIRDIE AND CAIT AND THE BOOK OF LIFE as a member of The Workshop Theater's Writers Intensive and Original Idiots' group The Generator. Audrey has been a semi-finalist for The Civilians...
Audrey Lang (she/her/hers) is a lesbian Jewish playwright born and raised in New York City. Her play YOU HAVE TO PROMISE received a developmental workshop and reading via Zoom in the 2020 Pride Plays. She has worked on BIRDIE AND CAIT AND THE BOOK OF LIFE as a member of The Workshop Theater's Writers Intensive and Original Idiots' group The Generator. Audrey has been a semi-finalist for The Civilians' R&D Group, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and Jewish Plays Project's Jewish Playwriting Contest. Other favorites: two short plays at Theatre503 in London and two Viral Monologues with The 24 Hour Plays. Audrey is an associate member of the Dramatists Guild, a member of Ring of Keys, and a 2020 Theatremacher with the Alliance for Jewish Theatre. She was also a 2017 resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm and is an alumna of the MCC Theater Youth Company Playwriting Lab. She has taught playwriting at her former high school, Bronx Science. B.A. Theatre Studies, Ithaca College. www.audreyglang.com

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.
  • Birdie and Cait and the Book of Life
    “On Rosh Hashanah it is inscribed, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed.” When Birdie’s mother dies and her older sister Annika relocates her from New York to London, the sacred Jewish words she’s heard year after year during the High Holidays start to ring truer than ever before. She enlists her new friend Caitriona to help her on a quest to find the Book of Life, as Annika and Cait’s sister Siobhan struggle to...
    “On Rosh Hashanah it is inscribed, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed.” When Birdie’s mother dies and her older sister Annika relocates her from New York to London, the sacred Jewish words she’s heard year after year during the High Holidays start to ring truer than ever before. She enlists her new friend Caitriona to help her on a quest to find the Book of Life, as Annika and Cait’s sister Siobhan struggle to parent their teenage siblings. But can Birdie really pull off the miracle she’s hoping for before the gates close on Yom Kippur?

    New draft as of 06.01.2021
  • 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.

    **Not written as a Zoom play, but translates easily to an online platform.
  • Balancé
    Does life move on while you sit on the couch and watch "Dance Moms"? Ivy's mom Leigh, who used to be a vibrant high school drama teacher, lies in her bedroom all day most days, depressed after losing her job. But Ivy's starting to think that when she flicks through the channels mindlessly, it's not as different as she'd like to believe. While her best friends Kaley and Soph...
    Does life move on while you sit on the couch and watch "Dance Moms"? Ivy's mom Leigh, who used to be a vibrant high school drama teacher, lies in her bedroom all day most days, depressed after losing her job. But Ivy's starting to think that when she flicks through the channels mindlessly, it's not as different as she'd like to believe. While her best friends Kaley and Soph rehearse two ballet performances, and her older sister Nicole pursues a romance, Ivy struggles to find something, anything, to grab onto--whether it's the hope of returning to dance class, the possibility of getting her driver's license, or the remote chance that maybe her mom will get better in time for next year's Nutcracker.
  • 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.
  • 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 a fellow intern who won't let her so much as sit down at the computer? Her moms "Dr. Kate...
    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 a fellow intern who won't let her so much as sit down at the computer? Her moms "Dr. Kate" and "Rabbi Rachel" want her to stick it out, but Rye's not sure that even a goal as important as graduating high school can get her through this summer. 
  • 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.

    ** Not written as a Zoom play, but translates easily to an online platform.
  • 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 Real Witch
    12-year-old veteran trick-or-treater Sydney meets first-timer Bel when they run directly into each other, both dressed as witches, on Halloween. Sydney's worried that this will be her last year trick-or-treating, but Bel has a secret that will change Sydney's mind. Is anyone ever too old to have some Halloween fun?
  • CS Minor
    College junior Frankie just needs Nick, her minor advisor, to let her into Introduction to Data Structures so she can graduate on time. When Nick starts talking about department hierarchies, she realizes this is going to be more complicated than she thought. **Written with both Zoom and in-person stage directions.**
  • 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.
  • Graphing Calculator (monologue)
    Mr. Schwartzman, everyone's favorite algebra teacher even though they'd never admit it, reminds his students what to bring to the Regents exam.

    Written for The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues - Round 29.
  • Leia's Moms (monologue)
    Fifteen-year-old Leia video chats with her older sister Lizzie from her foster mothers' home to tell her she's getting adopted.