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. As a graduate student she received a set assistantship and distinction for her playwriting thesis. And as an undergraduate senior she received a yearlong Rose O’Neill Literary House Fellowship, Department & Thesis honors in Drama, and The Stewart Drama award for outstanding contributions through dramatic and speaking ability.

Plays

  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Sniper
    Short Female Veteran Monologue. #ProtestPlays