"Playwright Shirley Lauro writes without polemical agenda, instead, simply and directly moving us with emotionally overwhelming dramatic power on topics historical, inter-racial, inter-cultural and vital to women."
-FRANCE SOIR, Paris, France
"A PIECE OF MY HEART" with over 2000 productions, was named among our top produced plays world wide in 2017. " (For the second consecutive year; includes both plays and musicals.)
-Nathan Collins, President
A PIECE OF MY HEART...
A PIECE OF MY HEART - Over 1000 productions. Notable productions 2017: The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company, NYC and Little Spoon, Big Spoon, NYC, Wellesley Repertory Professional Theatre Company; 2016: North Coast Rep, Solana Beach, CA; The Annie Russell Theatre, Winter Park, FL; Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA (in honor of Veterans Day); The Weekend Theater, Little Rock, AK, Spokane's "Stage Left Theater" and Vietnam Monologues from A PIECE OF MY HEART at "Monologue Slam" in London.
Upcoming production of THE CONTEST, Shirley Lauro's first play, at Brandeis University. Opens November 2015
Syracuse University has selected ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT as the Drama Department's Summer Study Abroad production project for THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL.
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT centers on four German Gentile girls living in a village near Berlin, and coming of age during the reign of The Third Reich.
Opens August 4th at The Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh.
A Piece of My Heart
by Shirley Lauro
Red Barn Theatre
"...[a] rollercoaster of emotions displayed onstage"
The Holland Sentinel
Posted Sep 19, 2013
Read more: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/features/x1843591584/War-drama-brutal-tender-funny-true#ixzz2gUVxqix8Holland Sentinel,
The production was presented by the Little Black Box, Kaiserslautern Military Community.
"Come ready to leave behind a piece of yourself, because 'A Piece of My Heart' is a life-changing theatrical experience."
-Joanie Ralston and Rachel Clark, Contributing writers.
The Radiant by Shirley Lauro June, 2012
Starring award-winning actress Angelica Page, The Radiant is set one hundred years ago in Paris, and centers on the tempestuous, love-torn life of Marie Curie.
"In Shirley Lauro’s drama, A Piece of My Heart, we are given a glimpse into the fear, horror, confusion, and scarring of war, from the unique viewpoint of six female Vietnam veterans. Director Dan C. Schmidt and his cast...capture it all, with remarkably deep and intense portrayals of the women. "
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT speaks directly with a warning for today. Inspired by interviews with German Gentile women, and set during and after the Third Reich, the play is both stylistic and surrealistic, sweeping through the women's teen years and young adulthood during the Holocaust and then beyond. The Nazi Regime impacts the women's lives as they struggle over education, work, religion, marriage and motherhood. Making overwhelmingly hard choices, they survive or succumb to Hitler's Reign and are changed forever.
ARTSWEST All Through The Night JAN 18 — FEB 12, 2012
Shirley Lauro channels class, race and religious prejudice in in three newly published works: "ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT,”
“SPECKLED BIRDS” and “CLARENCE DARROW'S LAST TRIAL.”
"ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT"
March 20, 2011
Theater of the Mind,
Arts Center, Sarasota FL
The Red Fern Theatre - New York Premiere...
Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St.
10 new short plays by Paula Cizmar, Glenda Frank, Leah Kornfeld Friedman, Anne Hamilton, Shirley Lauro, Carol K. Mack, Sheilah Rae, Deborah Savadge, Joan Vail Thorne, Leonora Thuna.
AUDITION...by Shirley Lauro, with Andrea Mezvinsky & Laura Anderson; Melanie Moyers, Director
"...inspired by true coming-of-age stories of four young German, Christian women who survive or succumb to an ever more powerful Nazi Government that comes to control their very existence..."
"A SIGNIFICANT SERIOUS AND INTENSELY MOVING NEW WORK BY A PROVEN BROADWAY PLAYWRIGHT...A SHOW THAT'S BOTH RUMINATIVE AND REVELATORY, SMART AND EMOTIVE, IMMERSIVE AND DISTANCING. AND MOST IMPRESIVE OF ALL, THIS IS A PLAY WITH ENOUGH DARING TO LOOK AT THE POLARITIES OF WAR WITH A STRONG SENSE OF THE COMPLEXITY OF HUMAN LIMITATIONS...A COMPELLING NEW PLAY."
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"...CONTAINS A POWERFUL LESSON FOR TODAY."