Lauren Davenport

Lauren Davenport

Lauren Davenport is a Dramatist Guild of America playwright working in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work has been produced and read in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Diego, Chestertown, and West Chester. She has worked with Beacon Theatre Productions, Deep Blue Theatre Collective, Cave Painting Theatre Company, Protest Plays, Project Transcend, and Punching LaBute Vol. 1. She received her MA in...
Lauren Davenport is a Dramatist Guild of America playwright working in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work has been produced and read in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Diego, Chestertown, and West Chester. She has worked with Beacon Theatre Productions, Deep Blue Theatre Collective, Cave Painting Theatre Company, Protest Plays, Project Transcend, and Punching LaBute Vol. 1. She received her MA in Theatre from Villanova University and her BA in English Literature, Theatre, and Creative Writing from Washington College.

Plays

  • Hollowed & Howling
    Six people find themselves mysteriously stranded in the arctic, with no memory of how or why. In attempts to understand their larger purpose in such a desolate landscape, they come to realize they all share one dark and terrible thing in common. *The Dramatist’s Guild of America’s #EndofPlay challenge.
  • Morning Stars
    Alzheimer’s claims Grace’s memory, accomplishments, dignity, and sense of self. Her son, Lucas, plans to give it all back, at a great cost. MORNING STARS is an examination of the American caregiving system and an exploration of the permeable lines that exist between science, faith, and myth.
  • Waking Dreams
    A prisoner in her own vacation home, a young Mary Shelley treads the waters of inspiration and originality among the company of her lover, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and their literary colleague, Lord Byron. Eager for success and recognition, Mary underestimates the requirements of the journey toward the first fragment of one of the greatest novels of all time. Confronting personal demons is part of the bargain.
  • An Ever Tale
    Mourning and grief for their mother drives two step-sisters apart. Happenstance joins Annabelle with a complete stranger on a call that mysteriously refuses to allow either of them to disconnect. To pass the time troubleshooting, the stranger tells a story. What starts out as a classic fairy tale love story quickly descends into a horrific retelling of a curse that can have deadly real-world consequences.
  • The F Word
    Mags comes home to her sick wife, Elise, after quitting another day job. Elise tries and fails to keep her online hobby a secret from Mags when she gets a surprise update years in the making. Mags reveals that Elise’s secret wasn’t so secret after all, and that she took advantage of Elise in one of the worst ways.
  • Votive
    In the middle of the night, a murderer enters a church looking for forgiveness and ends up granting absolution to someone forgotten by his country. Two children of two different points in Irish history converge along separate paths of grief to better understand their respective desires for blood and acceptance.
  • A Weight of Worlds
    If you had the opportunity to meet the dueling forces behind your everyday decisions and actions, what would you say? More importantly, whose side would you choose if it were the last decision you ever had to make?
  • Persephone Dispersed
    Alba has discovered a way to harness dark matter. Her partner, Ren, finds her late on the eve of Alba’s career-changing announcement more than a little drunk. An argument leads to revealing Alba’s true intentions behind her scientific discovery, and the truth ends up closer to the home the couple used to have.
  • Sniper
    Short Female Veteran Monologue. #ProtestPlays