Laura King

Laura King

Laura King is a playwright, dramaturg, editor, and director. She holds an MFA in playwrighting (with a concentration in dramaturgy) from Hollins University and a master’s in English from Northwestern University. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild (2018-2019 Georgia South Ambassador), Working Title Playwrights, and the Southeastern Theatre Conference (chair of the Playwriting Interest Group and member of...
Laura King is a playwright, dramaturg, editor, and director. She holds an MFA in playwrighting (with a concentration in dramaturgy) from Hollins University and a master’s in English from Northwestern University. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild (2018-2019 Georgia South Ambassador), Working Title Playwrights, and the Southeastern Theatre Conference (chair of the Playwriting Interest Group and member of the Publications Committee). Laura also serves as a Literary Associate for YouthPLAYS, which has published many of her plays for young audiences. For more information, 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.
  • Merritt Anne and the Mighty Oak
    As a family gathers under the mighty oak tree that drapes their hometown to lay one of their own to rest, young cousins Merritt Anne and Wyatt plot their escape for happier pastures. They sneak away from the obligatory post-funeral meal in search of adventure. They climb trees, fish for tadpoles, sing their favorite songs, and plan a future full of fun and fearlessness. But threaded through every moment is the...
    As a family gathers under the mighty oak tree that drapes their hometown to lay one of their own to rest, young cousins Merritt Anne and Wyatt plot their escape for happier pastures. They sneak away from the obligatory post-funeral meal in search of adventure. They climb trees, fish for tadpoles, sing their favorite songs, and plan a future full of fun and fearlessness. But threaded through every moment is the remembrance of the funeral and all that it means.
  • Alanna and the Wonderful Lamp
    In this adaptation of the Arabian Nights tale Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, streetwise Alanna encounters upper-crust Prince Bader, and with the help of a genie and despite the meddling of a magician, the two learn that maybe they are not from such different worlds.
  • 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.
  • 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.