Kristen Lazarian

Kristen Lazarian

Kristen Lazarian is an award-winning playwright based in Los Angeles who has had her full-length and short plays produced, workshopped and stage-read at many venues in L.A. including the Geffen Playhouse, Theatre 40, East-West Players, Theatre Geo, the Road Theatre, Pacific Resident Theatre, 68 Cent Crew, and the Blank Theatre. Her plays have also been staged across the United States, including New York City....
Kristen Lazarian is an award-winning playwright based in Los Angeles who has had her full-length and short plays produced, workshopped and stage-read at many venues in L.A. including the Geffen Playhouse, Theatre 40, East-West Players, Theatre Geo, the Road Theatre, Pacific Resident Theatre, 68 Cent Crew, and the Blank Theatre. Her plays have also been staged across the United States, including New York City. She has had productions internationally in Holland, England, Australia, and Canada. Her plays include Grace of God, Food & Drink, Push, Love Like Blue, Flesh & Tenderness, Inviting Karma, Sophisticated Barflies & Other Short Plays, and more.

In addition to writing plays, Kristen is a screenwriter. She wrote the screenplay for The Shift, based on the spiritual teachings of self-improvement pioneer Wayne Dyer (HayHouse). She served as a writer and script consultant for Tales of Everyday Magic, a HayHouse series. Kristen’s award winning play Push is in pre-production as a film.

Kristen headed up the Writers Workshop at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, as well as being a writing member for many years. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. She is a past president of the International Center for Women Playwrights and she currently serves on the advisory board for ADAA.

Plays

  • grace. of god.
    Grace wants to do something important with her life. She wants to fight for the cause. So she trusts her televangelist pastor when he tells her that working for a progressive Senate candidate and stealing secrets will help the conservative incumbent win. In this tale of power plays and dark forces, Grace becomes a pawn, her own body a battleground and saving a life means attempting first to save her own.
  • PUSH
    Do all men cheat? And will women, with one little push, fall easily into adultery? PUSH tells the story of Brooke Gatwick, a woman who’s unrelenting impulse to know the truth about the fragility of her marriage leads her down a dangerous path. PUSH will twist your perception as you consider who is right and wrong when marital games are put into play.
  • LOVE LIKE BLUE
    Love Like Blue explores the complexities of human partnerships, as three couples face the demise of their relationships in Act One. But life is a cycle, and endings always lead to beginnings. The character Felix writes, “We’re connected whether we like it or not. The dance itself never ends.” The same six characters meet and start again in new relationships in Act Two but now with different people.
  • FOOD&DRINK
    When Lindsey buys a GroupOn to a little Italian restaurant on the other side of town, all she wants is a romantic date night with her husband Mason, somewhere off the beaten path, a way to reboot her tired marriage. But instead, Lindsey and Mason meet unexpected visitors at Trattoria Carmina. In this dark comedy about middle age marriage, pricey wine, and Words with Friends, the past collides with the present...
    When Lindsey buys a GroupOn to a little Italian restaurant on the other side of town, all she wants is a romantic date night with her husband Mason, somewhere off the beaten path, a way to reboot her tired marriage. But instead, Lindsey and Mason meet unexpected visitors at Trattoria Carmina. In this dark comedy about middle age marriage, pricey wine, and Words with Friends, the past collides with the present with explosive force. What is revealed makes Lindsey and the others think twice about how we connect and sometimes stay too connected in an age of social media and instant gratification.
  • Sophisticated Barflies
    Two women, Jan and Pam, sit in a bar, looking at men, unwittingly inverting the male gaze with both bad judgment and comical desperation.
  • So Nice To See You
    Brian and Haley keep running into each other. But their personal angst gets in the way of making a real connection. A comedic look at twenty-something ambivalence.
  • In the Church of the Pen
    In the Church of the Pen is a farcical look at a frustrated Playwright who snaps as his cherished play is destroyed by a shoddy production with mediocre actors. He decides to go on stage and intervene as his play is being performed in front of a live audience much to the dismay of the Actors and the Director who can only take so much of the Playwright's input.
  • The Other Side of Meaning
    When Joe asks Elly to get a beer after class, she decides he's too familiar to someone from her past to take the chance. But maybe someone familiar can actually heal the past or perhaps they're doomed to repeat it.