"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" was named among our top produced plays world wide in 2017. " (For the second consecutive year; includes both plays and musicals.)
-Nathan Collins, President
Genesis Theatrical Productions is proud to announce the Chicago premiere of The Radiant by acclaimed playwright, Shirley Lauro. This powerful and poignant play portrays the tempestuous life of scientist, Marie Curie (nee Sklodowska), struggling for acceptance in turn of the century Europe.
A PIECE OF MY HEART...
A PIECE OF MY HEART by Shirley Lauro
A PIECE OF MY HEART - Over 25 productions 2016: Notable productions North Coast Rep, Solana Beach, CA; The Annie Russell Theatre, Winter Park, FL; Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA (in honor of Veterens 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.
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT opens in Tel Aviv, Israel March 2016 & August, 2016
Scenes from Israeli production of ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT in Tel Aviv, March 2016
DOWNEY, CA. “Speckled Birds" WORLD PREMIERE, Emerson Theatre, April 2016
CLARENCE DARROW'S LAST TRIAL, Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre, Freeport IL, March 2016
OPEN ADMISSIONS produced in evening of "Summer Scenes" together with Guares: "House of Blue Leaves", Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs", Norman's "Getting Out", Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya", and Ibsen's "The Dolls House". Summer, 2016
OPEN ADMISSIONS: Pearson's publication - "Higher Learning: Reading and Writing about College"
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 at National Arts Club, New York, NY
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.
Blue Valley High School, Stilwell, KA
"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. "
Presents A Special Engagement
A PIECE OF MY HEART
by Shirley Lauro
21 Clinton Street
New York, NY
ARTSWEST Seattle, WA
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
The New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media honored FRONT LINES: Political Plays by American Women as one of 5 honorees at their March 2009 Biennial Collaboration Award celebration.
"...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."
Clarence Darrow's Last Trial
2006 Carbonella Awards Nominee
NEW YORK PREMIERE 2012, Red Fern Theatre, New York City; WORLD PREMIERE 2010-11 The New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL. THE RADIANT centers on the true, tempestuous, and love-torn life of Madame Marie Curie. Winner of the TCG/Edgerton Award; Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Grant; and the Dramatists Guild Play Grant.
2009 New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media, Collaboration Award Finalist. Playwrights include: Paula Vogel, Quiara Hudes, Emily Mann, Shirley Lauro, Cindy Cooper, Nilaja Sun, Jessica Blank. Foreword by Julie Crosby, Artistic Director, The Women's Project, New York.