Dr. Douglas W. Larche

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Doug Larche is an internationally recognized playwright, professor, poet, performer, director and composer, who was a Senior American Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of the Sukhomlinsky Medal from the Ministry of Education of Ukraine. He holds a B.A. in American and World History from Graceland University, an M.Ed. from Wichita State University in Speech Education, a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetorical History and Criticism, and, twenty years hence, an MFA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop, where he was a Norman Felton Fellow. He has done short residential post-doctoral work at Yale in Playwriting and Screenwriting, Oxford in Creative Writing and Playwriting, and in an Observership at the ART/MXAT at Harvard in Dramaturgy and Directing.

Doug has been Playwright-in-Residence at 360 Xochi Quetzal in Chapala, Mexico (2019); in Kirovohrad, Ukraine; Daegu/Gyeongsan, Korea; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (Caribbean); at the Danish International Immigrant Museum; Zahrava Ukrainian Cultural Theatre, of Toronto, Canada; and in universities in Iowa and Wisconsin. He is the founder of five playwrights workshops, a long-time artistic director and the director of over 150 plays and 40 film projects.

Among his nearly sixty plays, TRUTH ON TRIAL: THE BALLAD OF SOJOURNER TRUTH  (available from Dramatic Publishing) won the prestigious 21st Century Playwrights Festival of New York City; YOUNG COMFORT  won the Award for Best Original Script at the Pohang, Korea Short Play Festival and was a winner of the 2019 Topanga Canyon Actors Theatre Festival; A PLAY ON WORDS: A TRANS-ATLANTIC ROMANTIC COMEDY  won the Iowa Scriptwriter’s Alliance gold medal; and PREACHER ROSE  won the gold medal of the Prairie Playwright Festival of Original Drama. His stage adaptation of NUMBER THE STARS (Dramatic Publishing), based on the Newbery Award gold medal novel by Lois Lowry, has had over 360 productions, opening two Holocaust Museums and playing for two summers at the International Danish Immigrant Museum; ANGELS IN THE SNOW THE BERLIN WALL MUSICAL DRAMA played at the Dag Hammarskjold Theatre of the United Nations in NY, at international Perestroika and Theatre Festivals, in the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and in universities and community theatres across America; S*M*A*S*H  toured sixty cities for the National Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Dept. of Health.

 

WEBSITES

https://newplayexchange.org/users/31541/dr-douglas-w-larche

drdouglarche.com

 

CONTACT

dlarcheuk@yahoo.com

 

LIST OF PLAYS

A full list of plays is available on Dr. Larche’s New Play Exchange page.

 

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Material purchased on this website may be utilized for personal, non-commercial use for auditions or educational purposes.  For all other inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or other types of use, contact the Writer directly at dlarcheuk@yahoo.com.

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Dr. Douglas W. Larche

Sojourner Truth, near the end of her life, offers her angry prayer to the Almighty.