Help two first time playwrights produce our play!

Laura and Jennifer have known each other since the early 2000's. They reconnected a few years ago through one of the "Wishweaver" groups that Laura has been facilitating and participating in for years.

Laura is a voice coach, author and artist that lives in Lake Oswego, OR. She left the corporate world to follow her dreams and utilize her creative talents.

Jennifer is a Boutique owner that lives in Lebanon, OR and also left the corporate world to follow her dreams and utilize her creative talents.

As both writers, actors and creative individuals, Laura and Jennifer decided to take it to the next level and wrote a play. They both felt that a follow up was needed. So, with two plays, they have an amazing director on board, and are moving forward to produce these plays. Please see a summary of both plays below:

Second Chances

Sassy Larae Edwards and subdued Joelle Hanson, freshman year college roommates, unexpectedly re-connect 30 years later at an OB-GYN clinic in a different state 1600 miles away. Creative Joelle married her college sweetheart, had four kids with him, and gave up her dream of a career in the arts. Party girl Larae drank her way through college and into her financially successful – yet personally unfulfilling – career in insurance claims management. She’s been married and divorced three times and her best friend, until reuniting with Joelle, was her cat.

Through their reconnection and interaction with Joelle’s youngest daughter, Ashley, the two women – despite their differences – find common ground, conflict, mutual respect, and eventually a united purpose.

New Beginnings

After her mother, Joelle, died from aggressive ovarian cancer, Ashley Hanson relied heavily on Corina Rivera Garcia Kersey, the mother of her high school boyfriend, now fiancé, Ethan. Ashley’s emotionally unavailable father, a high-ranking bank executive, processes his grief through trying to control his daughter. Ashley is determined to follow her own passions and dreams, while planning her wedding and trying to be respectful of her father. Through the support and love of the biracial family she is marrying into – and a surprise message from her deceased mother – Ashley manages to track down her mother’s best friend, Larae, stand up to her father, and find a hopeful and confident path for her future.

Laura and Jennifer used real life experiences to create their characters and have a message for all women! Your donation will help two creative women, who took a risk, give a message of love, friendship and empowerment to as many people as possible!
  • Debra Harrington 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Rick Sadle 
    • $30 
    • 7 mos
  • lesa angelo 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Stefanie Wall 
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Jennifer Solberg 
Raised $300 from 7 donations
Lebanon, OR
Laura Handke 
Team member
Raised $780 from 11 donations