Lauren Jane Redmond

Lauren Jane Redmond

Lauren Jane Redmond is a playwright in the Austin, Texas area. She received her M.F.A. in Playwriting from the Catholic University of America, and her plays have received various readings at The Kennedy Center and Arena Stage in Washington, DC.

Lauren was named winner of the 2014 WomenWorks National Playwriting Competition, and her short play, BARRED, was selected for online publication by The...
Lauren Jane Redmond is a playwright in the Austin, Texas area. She received her M.F.A. in Playwriting from the Catholic University of America, and her plays have received various readings at The Kennedy Center and Arena Stage in Washington, DC.

Lauren was named winner of the 2014 WomenWorks National Playwriting Competition, and her short play, BARRED, was selected for online publication by The Furious Gazelle literary journal.

Plays

  • SHELTER
    A Shelter-in-Place alarm at a university takes a turn for the worse when a professor welcomes a fearful outsider into the classroom. An examination of the growing atmosphere of fear and xenophobia in America after September 11th.
  • Us Righteous
    Religious zealot Augie takes it upon herself to preach morality to her college campus, but her world turns upside down when she confronts Sarah, a girl whose reputation as a "slut" makes Augie fear for the future.
  • At the End of the Line | Tunnel Vision
    One-Act play, Winner of the 2014 Women Works National Playwriting Competition

    Gloria's life is forever changed by a chance encounter on the subway with a stranger...or is she really a stranger after all?
  • World Without Eyes
    Walter is an aging Professor of Literature concealing his struggle with dementia. As he's forced to confront his estranged granddaughter's pending marriage, his reality becomes interwoven with scenes from Hamlet.
  • Welcome to Smithsville
    The town of Smithsville seems perfect...almost comically so. The arrival of a journalist digging for secrets reveals a dark and disturbing cover-up.
  • BARRED
    The death sentence is repealed in New Mexico but doesn't apply retroactively, leaving four women on death row.
  • Legacy Street
    Skweego, a drug kingpin, has been arrested and is about to stand trial. His father, D is struggling to maintain the family's power in his absence, and his sister, Priss, wants to make a new and honest life for herself. Jayse arrives, fresh out of prison and ready to get the family back on track...and the first step is to find and kill whoever ratted Skweego out. Meanwhile Iris, a dirty cop on Skweego...
    Skweego, a drug kingpin, has been arrested and is about to stand trial. His father, D is struggling to maintain the family's power in his absence, and his sister, Priss, wants to make a new and honest life for herself. Jayse arrives, fresh out of prison and ready to get the family back on track...and the first step is to find and kill whoever ratted Skweego out. Meanwhile Iris, a dirty cop on Skweego's payroll, has had to deal with her teenage niece, Angela. They haven't seen each other in three years, since Angela's mother was murdered. They each carry guilt and pain about her death, and Angela's leads her to buy drugs from Tyler, an endearing beggar secretly selling Skweego's drugs. As Jayse gets closer to finding the rat, the lives of the characters intertwine and their relationships fall apart. When Jayse realizes that Priss, his own estranged wife, is the one he's been hunting all along, each of them are forced to choose between their own codes of ethics and the families they've built on the streets.