Laura’s plays, including HEART OF OAK and FIRE THIEF, have been developed, workshopped, and produced by Harvard University, The WorkShop Theater, The Looking Glass Theatre, 3V Theatre, Caps Lock Theater, the Frigid Festival, Everyday Inferno, and the 9BC Performance Series. Her plays to date have featured titans, Shakespearean characters, cowboys, lady pirates, and the occasional talking whale.  They also explore family, friendship, loyalty, love.  And in one case, Big Foot.




Heart of Oak is a true ensemble show, each member of the crew part of the story of their voyage with their own motivations and struggles….  Just because these pirates are women certainly doesn’t mean that they’re any less impulsive, contentious, dangerous or thrilling. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  Heart of Oak is a compact little show, telling a story of national rivalries, massive sea battles and epic loves…”–

“The heart of Heart of Oak comes through the fascinating thesis Hirschberg sets out to examine. Hirschberg allows the story to be the primary attraction, allowing the audience to develop their own opinions. By the end when the women do question their roles and identities, Hirschberg cleverly ties everything together….  With an interesting thesis of gender roles and freedom, Heart of Oak is a fantastic piece to set sail with. “–Theater in the Now


A monologue from Laura’s short play, HER BROTHER’S KEEPER, was published as part of Smith and Kraus’s Best Men’s Monologues of 2016. 

A monologue from Laura’s short play, THINGS NOT SEEN, was published as part of Smith and Kraus/True Acting Institute’s Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2019.

Laura’s monologue “Combat Ready” was published in Applause Theatre & Cinema Books’ The Best Women’s Monologues from New Plays 2019.

A monologue from Laura’s short play, THE BEACH, was published in Smith & Kraus’s collection The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 2020.

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