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Laura Harrington

Lecturer, Playwright

(617) 252-3209

Laura Harrington, award winning playwright, lyricist and librettist, winner of the 2008 Kleban Award for "most promising librettist in American Musical Theatre," has written dozens of plays, musicals, operas and radio plays which have been produced in 28 states, Canada and Europe, in venues ranging from Off-Broadway to Houston Grand Opera to the Paris Cinemateque. Harrington has twice won both the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in playwriting and the Clauder Competition for best new play in New England.  Additional awards include a Boston IRNE Award for Best New Play, a Bunting Institute Fellowship at Harvard/ Radcliffe, a Whiting Foundation Grant-in-Aid, the Joseph Kesselring Award for Drama, a New England Emmy, and a Quebec Cinemateque Award. Laura teaches playwriting at MIT where she was awarded the 2009 Levitan Prize for Excellence in Teaching.  She has also been a frequent guest artist at Tufts, Harvard, Wellesley, Skidmore, and the University of Iowa.  She will be the 2014 Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence at UMASS Lowell.
Alice Bliss, (Penguin/ Viking) her first novel, widely acclaimed in print and online, has won the 2012 Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction. Alice Bliss has also been published in the UK, where it was a Richard and Judy Book Club Pick, as well as Italy and Denmark. In addition, Playwrights Horizons in NYC has commissioned Alice Bliss, the musical.
For reviews and interviews, please visit: www.lauraharringtonbooks.com
For additional information about Laura’s theatre work: www.laura-harrington.com