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Laura Harrington

Lecturer, Playwright

(617) 252-3209

Laura Harrington’s plays and musicals have been produced regionally, Off-Broadway, and in Canada. Some recent credits include: Hallowed Ground, Dress Right, and Flag Girls, Boston Playwrights Theatre; Resurrection (Music: Tod Machover), Houston Grand Opera 1999 World Premiere; The Perfect 36 (Music: Mel Marvin), Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Hartt School of Music; Joan of Arc (Music: Mel Marvin), Boston Music Theatre Project, Wellesley Theatre; Marathon Dancing, En Garde Arts, NYC, and Munich, Germany; Martin Guerre (Music, Roger Ames), Hartford Stage Company; Lucy’s Lapses (Music: Christopher Drobny), Portland Opera Company, Playwrights’ Horizons; Hearts of Fire, New Music Theatre Ensemble, MN; Babes in Toyland, Houston Grand Opera; and a feminist adaptation of Sleeping Beauty (Music: Roger Ames), North Shore Music Theatre. Ms. Harrington is on the faculty at M.I.T. and is the winner of the 1998 Massachusetts Cultural Council Playwriting Fellowship, and the 1996 Clauder Playwriting Competition. Other awards include a Bunting Institute Fellowship at Radcliffe College, a Whiting Foundation Grant, the Joseph Kesselring Award for Drama, Opera America development and commissioning grants, a New England Emmy, and a Quebec Cinemateque Award.