Lorin Howard

Lorin Howard has studied and/or taken workshops, private coaching and advanced acting/ playwriting courses with notables such as Jeff Corey, Darryl Hickman, Tom Schlesinger, Richard Krevolin, and Cecilia Fannon of the Tony Award winning South Coast Repertory Company.

She is a member of:
– The Actors Studio (Playwrights/Directors Unit)
– Women In Theatre (Los Angeles)
– New Voices Playwrights Theatre (Orange County)
– Orange County Playwrights Alliance

In 2010, her one-act play “Uncomfortable Sex” was performed by Orange County Playwrights Alliance’s Discoveries Event at Stages Theatre in Fullerton, Calif. It went on to receive the Audience and Judges’ Favorite awards at the “Eat My Shorts Festival” in Seattle and was produced for the Open Circle Theatre Company. It was featured at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Arts and Music Festival, Seattle Center (Labor Day, 2010). “Uncomfortable Sex” was selected as a finalist and produced at the LABA Theatre, for Variations Theatre Group’s Harvest One Act Festival in New York, where it won the Audience Favorite award. In January, 2011, it went on to become one of five winners for TLC Theatre Company’s Canton One-Act Play Festival.
“Uncomfortable Sex” was chosen in April-May, 2011, for production in the New Voices Playwrights Short play Festival “Spring Voices,” staged at the Empire Theatre in Santa Ana, Calif. It then went on to open “The Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival — SEX” at The Players Theatre in New York (February, 2012). It was seen most recently (September-October, 2012) as part of the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Festival, where it received the top honor, winning the festival on Oct. 5, 2012.
In September, 2011, “The Subtext of Texting” was produced at The Mysterium Theatre in Santa Ana, Calif., by New Voices Playwrights Theatre and was concurrently produced in September, 2011 by Ticket2Eternity Productions for their “Disjointed Love Shorts; Torn and Damaged” at the Theatre Lab, New York. In October, 2011, “Subtext” revisited New York and Variations Theatre Group for a run at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Chelsea and was subsequently chosen for publication in “The Best American Short Plays, 2010-2011” (Applause Theatrebooks, 2012).
Lorin’s full-length play, “Two Can Play,” a two-hander psycho-drama with erotic undertones, was first produced as a staged reading by New Voices on April 7, 2012 at Stage Door Repertory Theatre, Santa Ana, Calif. In November-December 2012, Outsiders Inn Theatre Company in Seattle produced “Two Can Play” at the Ballard Underground. This play received Honorable Mention (top 10) for the Panndora’s Box Festival of New Works, 2012.
“Norma and Dave Go to the Travelodge,” a one-act play, was produced as a staged reading by Orange County Playwrights Alliance for “Discoveries: The Real Me” on July 8, 2012 at the Newport Theatre Arts Center in Newport Beach, Calif., and was a semifinalist in Variation Theatre Group’s Harvest Short Play Festival, 2012 at the Chain Theatre in New York.

As an actress, Lorin has appeared in a variety of productions and has performed
in selected Shakespeare festivals in Los Angeles.

Favorite roles include:

“The Boy Friend” — Hortense (best actress)
“You Can’t Take It With You” — Olga (assistant director)
“The Man Who Came to Dinner” — Maggie
“Dark of the Moon” – Barbara Allen — (best supporting actress)
“This Life or the Next,” An original 1-act play by John Franceschini – Ruth,
Jonesy and Susan
Lorin earned a New York producing credit when she co-produced “Uncomfortable
Sex” with Variations Theatre Group, at the LABA theatre, in November, 2010.

One-Act Plays

“Uncomfortable Sex” — Two seniors, with the aid of their 28-year-old
granddaughter, discover a new way of communicating intimately about intimacy.
“The Subtext of Texting” — A young couple’s connection is tested by their mode
of expression. Is texting a valid and effective way to build and develop a
romantic relationship?
“Norma and Dave Go to the Travel Lodge” — A middle-aged couple decide to
rekindle their love life, by spending a romantic night in a hotel room in the
Mojave Desert.

Full-Length Plays

“Unorthodox Encounters” — A Beverly Hills Princess, at the end of her rope, lives
her life in technicolor. She inadvertently makes a wish, “God, help me,” and is
instantly transported to Kansas, where everything is black and white. Her guide
on the journey home, is an unorthodox angel-in-training.
“Two Can Play” — Wallis, a reclusive novelist, in her late 60s, hires a temp
caregiver, 45-year-old Alex. Both characters have hidden motives and dark
agendas, in this psycho-drama with erotic undertones.
“Normal — No Drama” — a dramedy about a 60-year-old married woman who
visits a website for married people seeking affairs. What she discovers
is not exactly what she was expecting.

Children’s Plays

“The Help Stamp Out Loneliness” Campaign — A group of sixth-graders creates
a “club” that comes to the defense of one student who is constantly being teased.
“Where Have All the Plants and Animals and People Gone?” — What happens on
the planet when its natural resources are suddenly and mysteriously

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