Original Plays by Lara E. Morton

America's Daughters, an explosive and unflinching theatrical exploration of the issue of M.S.T. in the United States Armed Forces. (c) 2011, 2013

For perusal copy and production requests, please contact Lara Morton at handfulproductions@icloud.com.

The Awakening, a full-length stage adaptation of Kate Chopin's classic American feminist novel (1899)​

(c) 1993, 2011

Licensing available directly through playwright for $150 per performance, $75 for a staged reading.  For a perusal copy of the script for staged reading or full production consideration, please contact Lara Morton at handfulproductions@icloud.com

Plays for Young Audiences

PRUDENCE CRANDALL, WOMAN OF COURAGE (c) 1998  Co-written with William H. Foster for a grant-funded collaboration between Young Audiences of Connecticut and The Anti-Defamation League of New Haven, CT, this solo piece about Connecticut's Official State Heroine Prudence Crandall toured CT secondary schools from 1998-2011 and spurred hundreds of exciting and productive discussions about diversity and the history of race relations in our state.  Unfortunately, due to circumstances, it is not available for licensing.

BUZZ OFF!  (c) 1995, 2011  Originally a puppet musical written in partnership with Robert Deluca (Music & Lyrics) for an anti-bullying and violence prevention project of the Peacetown Puppet Players in Binghamton, New York, Lara Morton revised this play for human actors ages 9-14 in 2011.  'Buzz Off!' is a touching story about a young boy named Artie who is having some trouble with a nasty bully by the name of Buzz.  He gets advice on how to deal with the problem from some unlikely sources.   Licensing of this play is available directly from the playwright for $100 per performance.  For a perusal copy of the script for production consideration, please contact Lara Morton at handfulproductions@icloud.com

Plays for Church Audiences

MY NAME IS JOB (c) 1995

My Name Is Job, a full-length modernized gospel play based upon The Bible's Book of Job.


Licensing available directly through playwright.  $150 per performance.  For a perusal copy of the script for staged reading or full production consideration, please contact Lara Morton at handfulproductions@icloud.com

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We have been working extremely hard, together with our friends at FUSE Theatre of CT, to bring 'The Lion King Jr.' to life despite COVID-19 related setbacks.  Our cast deserves closure, and they will soon receive it with our family dvd recording!  Make a donation here to support our efforts, see the show, and help us #finishwhatwestarted!

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Acting instructor Lara Morton has had an extremely strong success rate helping her students achieve their acting goals in the past few months.  Out of two students who pursued her help for admission auditions, one was accepted to their top college choice, and the other secured the single available spot at an arts conservatory high school. That's a 100% success rate!  
Students with professional representation are regularly getting callbacks and additional auditions after just an hour or two of coaching with Ms. Morton. Zoom is proving very effective for audition prep (including television/film self-tapes and voiceover work), and we can also help you strengthen general or specific acting skills this way.  Contact us today to discuss your goals and we will forge a plan together to help you achieve your greatest dreams.
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