Rosemary McLaughlin, Playwright


October 13-16, 1999, Drew University presented the world premiere of my newest play, Voices Carry
at the Kirby Theatre, directed by  Joe Patenaude.  Earlier drafts of it have been presented in staged readings at the Win Atkins Theatre Project,  John Harms Center and the New Jersey Repertory Company, where I am a playwright-in-residence.
Emily and Rebecca, Standing in the Shadows. Press for Review.My plays, such as Motherless Child;The Red Wagon; Smoke & Mirrors; The Second Coming of Joan, have been performed in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Seattle, Orlando, Miami & Barbados. 

West Coast Premiere of
Standing in the Shadows
Click for article on Sharon Kowalski and Karen Thompson
Lambda Players, Sacramento, CA
January 26-- February 24, 2001

My one-act comedy, Horsefeathers, appears in the Intimate Acts anthology published by Brito-Lair.
Intimate Acts anthology
In February, 1999, Outward Spiral Theatre in Minneapolis presented Standing in the Shadows as their season opener. Last spring it was performed in De Kalb, Illinois and toured to Hertsfordshire, England. 


The plays run the gamut from social drama to audacious comedy to poetic-theater-pieces-with-music. Themes include many of the usual late 20th century obsessions, such as combatting injustice, taking a stand, pursuing dreams/following one's bliss, dumping one's baggage, reconciling with one's ghosts, suicide, matricide, arson, saints & drag queens.
Current project: The American Moment: a trilogy of plays set 1913-1920,Opening Night,  Robert Hoppe (my cousin!) concerning Paterson silk strikes, Greenwich Village salons, and the founding of the Provincetown Players. Working titles: Paterson Falls; Mooncussers; The Art of Conversation
I'm a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Women Playwrights Collective and the International Center for Women Playwrights

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