Laura R. Duggan received her Master of Arts in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Her one-woman play, Tea with Mary Cassatt, premiered at Emerson's Green Theatre in December 2006. The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities awarded Mrs. Duggan a grant to perform that show at libraries, schools, and functions in Massachusetts. Laura is a certified Secondary History teacher with over ten years experience working with "at risk" students in Boston. Her play entitled "Boston Lockup" tells the tale of her adventures teaching at a DYS Treament Center at Boston's Jackson Square.
"Tea with Mary Cassatt" is now part of a trilogy written by Mrs. Duggan about "remarkable women" of the Victorian Era. The other two are multimedia productions, "Mrs. Jack at Fenway Court" and "Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit."
Other plays written by her include the musical, Give Thanks, which tells the story of the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims at Plymouth. She has also written a series of Parable Plays based on Bible Stories and directs pageants at Grace Episcopal Church in Medford.