Lauren Yarger is a producer and playwright. She has written several dinner theaters and revues as well as the book for an award-winning musical version of A Christmas Carol. She produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene which toured nationally for three years before closing in New York and is Owner/Producer at Gracewell Productions where she has several works, including two play-reading series in the works. She is Co-Founder of the Connecticut Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women and member of its Board of Directors in New York. She has been a critic covering New York and Connecticut theater with the Outer Critics Circle (producer of the annual awards) and the Drama Desk (former vice president). And stay tuned for news about a new nonprofit being developed!
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MORE ABOUT ME
The King & I changed my life. When I was in second grade, my class was selected to be the king's children in a school production done by the 8th grade. It was my first exposure to live, musical theater and I could not believe it when I discovered people actually had careers doing this. I went home and memorized "Getting to Know You" and sang it for the class the next day. Appreciating my enthusiasm, my teacher assigned me a line: "Please do not go away," when Mrs. Anna is threatening to go back to England. I immediately decided I would be a Broadway musical actress star. Thankfully, I am as smart as I am passionate and quickly realized that other people could sing and act far better than I. So I started organizing backyard productions, and writing scripts. And the rest, they say, is theater history. Those first notes of the orchestra striking up “March of the Siamese Children” still bring goosebumps after all these years.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Creating a non profit that will focus on works for and by people 40 and up. Also a couple of reading series and a couple of productions for different regions with a producing partner.
Theater woman, 40+, Playwright, Producer, Christian