Janelle Lawrence

Janelle Lawrence

Janelle Lawrence ​received their B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Manhattanville College.​ As a writer, composer, and lyricist Janelle has had their musicals SUBLIMINAL, 'TIS THE SEASON, and GROUP THERAPY at various Theaters in the NYC area such as Club Cumming, Teatro La Tea, and Joe’s Pub. Their operetta GOD KILLER (formerly MIXING MARX WITH MADNESS) and Semi-Immersive Musical, GROUP THERAPY have been...
Janelle Lawrence ​received their B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Manhattanville College.​ As a writer, composer, and lyricist Janelle has had their musicals SUBLIMINAL, 'TIS THE SEASON, and GROUP THERAPY at various Theaters in the NYC area such as Club Cumming, Teatro La Tea, and Joe’s Pub. Their operetta GOD KILLER (formerly MIXING MARX WITH MADNESS) and Semi-Immersive Musical, GROUP THERAPY have been presented at Dixon Place on the Main Stage. Janelle Lawrence is the Artistic Director of Broad Views on Broadway, a non-profit Theatre Company dedicated to providing equal opportunity and representation of new theatre pieces. They have been a resident of the 2017-2018 92nd St Y Musical Theatre Development Lab: Collective, 2019 Greenhouse Residency SPACE on Ryder Farm resident and a 2019 Barn Arts Hamilton Project Resident. They are the Co-Moderator of Musical Theatre Factory’s Women/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Roundtable and a 2020 Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellow.
www.janellelawrence.com

Plays

  • Group Therapy
    Do you believe Group Therapy will be right for you? Group Therapy is a semi-immersive safe space where different kinds of people come together and work to reassure each other they shouldn’t feel isolated by their mental conditions and join together by sharing ideas and different points of views. Dr. Marlene Kender navigates the space to keep in perspective one very important message, “You are not alone.” While...
    Do you believe Group Therapy will be right for you? Group Therapy is a semi-immersive safe space where different kinds of people come together and work to reassure each other they shouldn’t feel isolated by their mental conditions and join together by sharing ideas and different points of views. Dr. Marlene Kender navigates the space to keep in perspective one very important message, “You are not alone.” While Mental Health is beginning to enter into our dialogue, it is still very uncommon to feel comfortable talking about how we feel. Isolation and oppression take on different forms and Dr. Kender promotes conversations to be positive, proactive and geared towards understanding and accepting each other! This eccentric group tries to take the whole session out of her hands, which could make even the strongest leaders crack. It’s hilarious, chaotic, and honest as it deals with some of the deepest problems we all share.
  • Tis The Season
    Following an unsuspected breakup, Danika and Daniella go their separate ways expecting to never see each other again. That is until Danika starts dating the brother Daniella never told her about. Dealing with her ex-girlfriend dating her brother Daniella’s got a few tricks up her sleeve. We learn that tough shells aren’t all they’re cracked up to be and the truth is brought to the dinner table this Thanksgiving in ‘Tis The Season.
  • "The Dream"
    A Doctor has a dream about the system she's trying to help or harm.
  • "Acting"
    What happens when we go back to Acting for the stage and not Acting for ZOOM. This is a monologue about that thought process.
  • "Window"
    A Monologue reflecting on time spent inside during COVID-19
  • What Makes An American
    What Makes An American is a dive in to a heightened test and the ultimate question, What Makes An American?