“...a delicate balance between truth and theatricality ...”
—Los Angeles Times
Mara Lathrop's work has been described as: "beautifully realized" by Variety, "flawless in its simplicity and understanding" by Backstage, and "wickedly witty" by The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Her full length plays include The Visible Horse (developed at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference), The Urn of Drew (finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and developed at Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), The Eighteenth Mitzvah (Richard Hugo House New Play Prize), Hell on Wheels (commissioned by the Philadelphia Festival Theatre), Dreams of Baby (Best New Play, 1993 Seattle Times Footlight Awards), Tales from the Salt Mines (commissioned by A Contemporary Theatre, developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, and finalist for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Competition), The Six Basic Rules (Mill Mountain Theatre New Play Prize), The Lily and Lou Show, and Ees Story Uff Poor Sea Village Gerl.
She has received Fellowships from the Washington State Arts Commission, the Seattle Arts Commission, and Artists Trust. The Visible Horse is published by Smith & Kraus in the collection Women Playwrights: Best Plays of 2001. She is the Literary Manager of Key City Public Theatre in Port Townsend, WA.