All about love.
At the heart of all of my plays is a love story. For me, love—our ability and capacity to love—is the driving force of life.
The tree-lined streets in the heart of Washington DC’s Eastern Market just a few blocks away from the Supreme Court and the Capitol are a great contrast to the small farming community in East Texas where playwright Jacqueline Lawton grew up. Lawton finds it amazing: “It’s kind of surreal actually when I think that the powerful decisions being made that influence the entire country and impact the world are made near where I live.”
Looking out of her windows (she says she has six of them, a delightful amenity in any apartment let alone a basement flat) she can see the neighboring houses. According to Lawton, her building has a famous, if not infamous, history as it once served as a brothel. Aside from the building’s illustrious past, Lawton describes where she lives as a quiet street…