Laura Harrington


Laura Harrington is an American playwright. Her award winning plays, musicals, operas, and radio plays have been widely produced in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Harrington is a two time winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in playwriting and a two time winner of the Clauder Competition for best new play in New England for Mercy and Hallowed Ground. 

Much of her work is inspired by her fascination with history and her commitment to work that explores the human cost of war, from the Civil War (Hallowed Ground) to WWI (The Book of Hours) and WWII (Fifteen Minutes at Midway. She has indulged in a lifelong love affair with all things French, and, in particular, French history, from Martin Guerre to Joan of Arc, to her most recent work about Napoleon in exile, N Bonaparte.

Alice Bliss, a novel, published by Pamela Dorman Books, Penguin/ Viking, will be on sale spring 2011. She is currently writing a new novel, A Catalogue of Birds, as well as a song cycle with composer Elena Ruehr, and a series of choral works with composer Roger Ames. Ms. Harrington teaches playwriting at M.I.T and is a frequent guest artist at Tufts, Harvard (where she was a visiting Briggs Copeland Lecturer), Wellesley, University of Iowa, and other campuses.


Appears in
Lucy's Lapses (New Theater Wing)