Laramie Dean

Laramie Dean is a Montana native, born and raised on a ranch in northeastern Montana. His move to the "big city" of Missoula in high school allowed him to take drama classes at Hellgate High School, opening up an entire theatrical world of possibilities. Laramie earned his BFA in acting at the University of Montana before moving across the country to work on his PhD in playwriting at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Since then he has performed, written, and directed numerous plays, including Othernatural, a one-man show, which was performed at Stage Left’s Left Out Festival in New York City and again at Missoula’s own Crystal Theatre. Laramie is currently enjoying his dream job as the Theatre Director right back at Hellgate High School, where he has recently written and directed adaptations of The Wizard of Oz, Dracula, and Frankenstein.  For the past several years he has been commissioned by the Montana Repertory Theatre to compose plays for their Educational Tour:  The Gorgon Sisters in 2014, Bronte to the Future in 2016, and Morgan and Merlinin 2018.  He was also recently commissioned by Storytree Theatre to write Ladies Among Lions, a play about the heroines of Shakespeare.

Plays by Laramie Dean

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Dracula

adapted by Laramie Dean from Bram Stoker

A highly theatrical exploration of the evil that lurks inside all of us…

  • About 100 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W + 3 Any Gender, plus Nosferatu and Assorted Monsters
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 100 pages

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Finding Jo March

by Laramie Dean

You should know right away that this is not a traditional adaptation of Little Women.

  • About 120 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W + 1 Any Gender + 3 W or NB
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 85 pages

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Frankenstein Among the Dead

adapted by Laramie Dean from the novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Thunder and lightning tear apart the night sky while two young women explore the story of Frankenstein

  • About 95 minutes
  • 8 M + 7 W + 8 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 81 pages

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The Gorgon Sisters

by Laramie Dean

Can Stheno bring her sister Medusa back to life?

  • About 50 minutes
  • 8 M + 10 W + 1 Any Gender, plus Harpies and Creatures, doubling possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

adapted by Laramie Dean from L. Frank Baum

There is no place like home.

  • About 95 minutes
  • 5 M + 8 W + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

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