Punk Grandpa

What is it?

Punk Grandpa is a play about one magical weekend Laura spent with her grandpa at 5 3/4 years old, portrayed through storytelling, dance, music and vintage family movies and photos. Grandpa was the free-est, most inappropriate person Laura ever knew and this show demonstrates how he set Laura free to be herself through his humor and unpredictable, wild ways. It'll put hair on your chest.


"This is a kind-hearted production which I hope will find an audience around the country."

-Ed Malin, NY Theater Now

"Scruggs is a breathtakingly fresh story teller."

-Carl Gauze, Ink19; Orlando, FL

"...when a kid realizes you don’t have to follow the rules all the time — it’s magical... ...when Scruggs dons a mitten adorned with a photo of her grandpa and waltzes around the stage for one last dance with her beloved and much-missed relative, only a stone could remain unmoved."

-Jessica Bryce Young, Orlando Weekly

"...the love letter to her grandfather is endearing..."

-Jon Busdeker, Orlando Sentinel

"I saw Punk Grandpa performed by Laura Scruggs, and it is simply put, perfect beauty. Intersections of identity and vulnerability and honesty and history and family, executed by a very talented and special performer, coming together in a way that touched everyone's hearts. If you've ever felt different and admired the freedom that comes with just being true to that difference, no matter what other people think or say, go see it! Really."

- Aaron_s