Lauren Goldman Marshall
playwright, director, teaching artist

Theater of
Plays & Musical Theater Works
(see also playwrights database):
  • Fixing Einstein  (with composer Ian Williams)
    Have you ever wished you could split yourself in two? A cutting-edge neuroscientist facing a degenerative illness, clones herself, intending that her clone will do a better job of carrying on her work and caring for her unsuspecting husband and autistic twin boys while she goes off on one last travel adventure. But the clone has her own ideas about how to live her life. Developed and workshopped in the 5th Avenue Theatre New Works Program, 2013-15.  Finalist, TRU Voices Festival of New Musicals, NYC, 2018
  • Waiter, There's a Slug in My Latté (with composer Todd Moeller)
    The distinctly Seattle musical review with hit songs such as Monorail: Train to Nowhere and Slug Sushi; Cabaret de Paris, over 200 performances.  Original 1991 cast recording newly transferred to digital media; now available on CD!  Contact Lauren Marshall
  • Abraham's Land (with composer Roger Ames; additional book material by Hanna Eady and additional music by David Nafissian & Joan Szymko) (new version in progress!)
    A musical drama set against the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; earlier version premiered at New Image Theatre, Seattle; also produced by Seeds of Peace, Maine, and workshopped by Village Theatre, Nautilus Music Theatre and Broadway on Sunset.  Recent recipient of $8,500 project grant from 4Culture to support future production!
  • The Misanthrope
    Contemporary verse adaptation of Moliere's classic, premiered in 1999 at Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, OR, where it won the Portland Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production of the Season. Subsequently produced, among other places, in 2003, by NYU Tisch School of the Arts, directed by Timothy Douglas. See here for more information
  • Falling Leaves (with composer Michael Wartofksy)
    A one-act chamber opera adapted from The Last Leaf by O'Henry, with music by Michael Wartofsky; premiered at  Dixon Place, NYC; also produced by Seattle Public Theater
  • The Big Cigar (with composer Michael Wartofsky)
    New Opera Music Theater Institute, Boston (workshop)
Books and plays for youth and children:
  • The Monkey King, an original adpation of the Chinese classic tale,  commissioned for and performed by young actors at  Seattle Public Theater, 2015.  Production pending Bellevue Youth Theatre, November, 2019.
  • Whadda 'Bout My Legal Rights? (co-created with Andrew Duxbury, with music by Suzanne Grant)
    A musical for teenagers about their legal rights and responsibilities;   premiered by Empty Space Theater, published by Samuel French, Inc.
  • The China Heart & The 100th Eye
    paired one-acts about two close friends dealing with the reality of AIDS; premiered by AIDS Prevention Theatre Troupe.  China Heart also produced by Concerned Productions, Santa Fe; 100th Eye also produced by West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles & Pittsburgh New Works Festival
  • Rivercide, P.I. (with music by Edd Key)
    A private detective is called on to investigate the death of a river;  premiered at Seattle Public Theater, published by Baker’s Plays
  • My Beautiful Bow (with illustrations by Hannah Marschell)
    A children's picture book about adoption
  • Finding Pluie (with music by Chris Ballew)
    A children's play about the water cycle; premiered at Spruce Street School, Seattle.


  • Travel articles & other freelance writing (various publications)
  • Educational videos (various)

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