Louise Schwarz

Louise Schwarz

Louise Schwarz has had her plays produced and workshopped all over the country, including the New York International Fringe Festival/Theatre for the New City, the Mark Taper Forum, Stage Left Theatre, Pandora’s Box PlayRites of Spring Festival, Horizon Theatre’s New South for the New Century Festival, Trilogy Theatre, Railroad Playhouse, Producer’s Club, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Neo Pack Productions/Trilogy...
Louise Schwarz has had her plays produced and workshopped all over the country, including the New York International Fringe Festival/Theatre for the New City, the Mark Taper Forum, Stage Left Theatre, Pandora’s Box PlayRites of Spring Festival, Horizon Theatre’s New South for the New Century Festival, Trilogy Theatre, Railroad Playhouse, Producer’s Club, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Neo Pack Productions/Trilogy Theatre, Oscar Hammerstein Center, Cherry Lane Alternative, New Perspectives Theatre, RAL Productions/Museum of Sex, ESPA Drills/Primary Stages, among others. Fellowships and residencies include Blue Mountain Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Hambidge Center, and the Edward Albee Foundation. She has taught playwriting at Oklahoma State University, Hofstra University, and Appel Farm Arts & Music Center. M.F.A. Playwriting, Columbia University. B.A. Directing, University of Georgia.

Plays

  • A Life in Public Service
    Monologue: A girl at various ages from 5 to 18 makes her stump speech running for student government. Great comic solo piece to show very wide range.

    (The spacing looks weird but it doubles as a prop -- you'll see!)
  • Next Time On Spring Valley
    Two fanatics and their unwitting accomplices board a cross-country train with a mission of grave social and cultural import. How far would you go to save your favorite soap?

    Full-length comedy.
  • Lawyer Prep
    Monologue about an attorney who prepares for trial after a long time away from practicing law. A long, long time during which she watched way too much television. Good, big comic audition piece!
  • The Journalist's Manifesto
    A monologue in which a local news reporter has a bit of an onscreen meltdown while delivering the verdict in a murder trial. Great bizarro piece that an actress can really play around with and show her range in an audition.
  • The Nostalgia Cure
    Growing up is a funny thing. In the wake of his divorce, Will wants to turn back the clock and hopes that Farrah will help him recapture the old days. Can shame re-shape a memory?

    Ten-minute play.

  • Theories of the Pole
    Three young women decide to start a feminist revolution from the inside of a strip club.

    Full-length comedy.
  • Like A Glove
    Marge, Simon, and Aaron visit the filming site of their favorite horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, to recreate an iconic scene, but some even scarier things are revealed in the re-enactment.

    Ten-minute comedy.
  • Fair Maiden
    Future rock star Sammy doesn't want to be at the junior high dance in 1980, but Greg (the drummer, of course) thinks it's the perfect time to put the moves on early bloomer Betsy. But can the spark ever be rekindled after she says something less than kind about Led Zeppelin?

    Ten-minute comedy.
  • Pluses and Minuses
    Angie and her friend Josephine go to buy her a pregnancy test after getting a little liquid courage, much to the extreme discomfort of an innocent drugstore clerk.

    10-minute comedy. Fun for accent work (midwestern/Minnesota).
  • This Is Not A Project
    Lyle has been exonerated after over a decade languishing on Pennsylvania's death row for a crime he didn't commit. He's grateful for his freedom, but has much to learn about the how the world has changed in his time away. More than anything, Lyle wants a nice girl to settle down with -- no easy task for someone with such an infamous background!

    Full length dramedy.
  • Why Summer Is A Lie
    At a sleep-away summer camp in New Jersey in 1997, teenage Livvie and her friends struggle with coming of age, and face what happens when deeply troubled kids clash with deeply troubled adults.

    Full-length dramedy.