Laura King

Laura King

Laura King is an award-winning playwright and member of the Dramatists Guild who resides south of Atlanta. She holds an MFA in playwriting from Hollins University and is an instructor of theatre at Gordon State College and Wesleyan College. Laura’s plays are available at StageRights, YouthPLAYS, Polychoron Press, and the New Play Exchange. For more information, please see laurakingplaywright.com.

Plays

  • Independence Day at Happy Meadows
    It's the Fourth of July and the women of Happy Meadows are longing for independence. They're fed up with the rules, the regulations, and especially the food. When Holly receives a cry for help from her grandson, she rallies her comrades in arms, Mary, Betty, and Shirley, and the women plot a break out. But the best laid plans often go awry.
    Performance rights for Independence Day at Happy...
    It's the Fourth of July and the women of Happy Meadows are longing for independence. They're fed up with the rules, the regulations, and especially the food. When Holly receives a cry for help from her grandson, she rallies her comrades in arms, Mary, Betty, and Shirley, and the women plot a break out. But the best laid plans often go awry.
    Performance rights for Independence Day at Happy Meadows are handled exclusively by Steele Spring Stage Rights, licensing@stagerights.com, (323) 739-0413, www.stagerights.com
  • The Harmony Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Jubilee
    Pastor Bobby has come to Harmony just in time for the 25th Annual Harmony Baptist Church Christmas Jubilee. As the town readies for the celebration, things start to fall apart. No one can decide who will play the angel in the pageant, the star on the Christmas tree won't light up, the fruitcake bake-off is a disaster, and worst of all the baby Jesus is missing. But as the town fights to hold on to their...
    Pastor Bobby has come to Harmony just in time for the 25th Annual Harmony Baptist Church Christmas Jubilee. As the town readies for the celebration, things start to fall apart. No one can decide who will play the angel in the pageant, the star on the Christmas tree won't light up, the fruitcake bake-off is a disaster, and worst of all the baby Jesus is missing. But as the town fights to hold on to their traditions, they learn that maybe progress isn't a dirty word.
  • Youth on the Roof
    It’s the end of high school, and on the rooftops of schools, apartments, garages and more, the teenagers in these six plays are literally and figuratively standing on the edge of the precipice. Whether it’s choosing whether to stay home or venture into the unknown, finding the courage to persevere in the face of failure, or asking themselves if they are truly becoming who they want to be, confronting their...
    It’s the end of high school, and on the rooftops of schools, apartments, garages and more, the teenagers in these six plays are literally and figuratively standing on the edge of the precipice. Whether it’s choosing whether to stay home or venture into the unknown, finding the courage to persevere in the face of failure, or asking themselves if they are truly becoming who they want to be, confronting their futures and that first step into adulthood will require a leap of faith.
    This play is available at youthplays.com.
  • The Carol of Tiny Tim
    Five years have passed since that life-changing night when Ebenezer Scrooge discovered the meaning of Christmas and shared his good fortune with the Cratchits. Each year since, the Cratchit children retell the story and give thanks. That is, all of the Cratchit children except Tim, who believes that Scrooge veered off course on that storied Christmas Eve. Can the spirits who awakened Scrooge to a new...
    Five years have passed since that life-changing night when Ebenezer Scrooge discovered the meaning of Christmas and shared his good fortune with the Cratchits. Each year since, the Cratchit children retell the story and give thanks. That is, all of the Cratchit children except Tim, who believes that Scrooge veered off course on that storied Christmas Eve. Can the spirits who awakened Scrooge to a new understanding of the holiday do the same for the older, jaded Tiny Tim, or is Tim destined to become the new Scrooge in this heartwarming parody meets sequel?
  • The Cayuga Canal Girls
    Five female childhood friends reunite in their historical hometown of Seneca Falls, New York, to lay one of their own to rest. As secrets of the past are exposed and truths finally told, they examine the choices they've made that have separated them and the ties that will forever bind them.
  • Snowblind
    As a snowstorm builds outside, a group of recovering addicts at an NA meeting struggle to face their addictions. When a newbie arrives and the exit is cut off, personal belief systems are questioned and the road to recovery may be a dead end.
  • The Memory Box
    When she opens Franny's memory box, Lydia is transported from the realities of her own marriage and motherhood to Franny's life during World War II. As Lydia journeys through the past, she searches for the strength to face the future.
  • Blood Will Out
    In New Hope Prison, Adam passes the time writing poetry and remembering the past. As he considers where he came from and where he wants to end up, he begins to unlock an ending to his story that he’d never allowed himself to imagine.
  • Fallout
    Two damaged strangers take shelter from an unknown menace in a relic from the Cold War. In the
    claustrophobic confines of a family bomb shelter, Anna and David will have to decide if what is
    outside is more terrifying than what they are hiding inside themselves.
  • Autour du Lit
    Addison and Ever go round and round the bed as they journey through the stages of love. Can
    romantic love be sustained through the realities of life or are we destined to love and lose over
    and over again?
  • Check Mate
    White Rook and Black Rook face off in a game of chess, but the rules keep changing.
  • Fact Check
    A search for the truth in a polarized world leads a fact checker on a journey through religion,
    politics, and money.
  • Rules for Toasting Marshmallows
    As they toast marshmallows over a campfire, lifelong friends Casey, Ryan, and Taylor learn that
    there's more to each other than they ever expected and that maybe the roles they've always
    played in life are not the roles they always want to play.
  • Hook, Line, and Sinker
    Chris enlists his best friend Jess to help him ask Valerie to the Mariner's Ball. He has a foolproof
    plan, and he's just the fool to pull it off, but sometimes plans go adrift and new courses are
    chartered.
  • Challenge Accepted
    High schoolers Terry, Chris, and Sam are on the lam. They refuse to submit any more to the
    inhumane conditions they've had to suffer at the hands of their tormentors.
  • The Last Gasp
    In a cafe at the start of 2017, Susan and Shelly gossip about friends and laugh about the daily
    news while enjoying tea and canapes served by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Damn Catfish
    All Albert and Constance want to do is cook a catfish for dinner, but the water is polluted and the land is decimated. When they wanted to make America great again, this isn't what they had in mind.