Rosie Narasaki

Rosie Narasaki

Rosie Narasaki is a Los Angeles-based playwright and actor. As an actor, recent highlights include LITTLE WOMEN with Playwright's Arena, and TWO MILE HOLLOW and IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT with Artists at Play, as well as appearances on SHAMELESS, WISDOM OF THE CROWD and FOR THE PEOPLE. As a writer, her work has been developed and produced by Becky and Baldwin, the David Henry Hwang Writers Institute, hereandnow...
Rosie Narasaki is a Los Angeles-based playwright and actor. As an actor, recent highlights include LITTLE WOMEN with Playwright's Arena, and TWO MILE HOLLOW and IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT with Artists at Play, as well as appearances on SHAMELESS, WISDOM OF THE CROWD and FOR THE PEOPLE. As a writer, her work has been developed and produced by Becky and Baldwin, the David Henry Hwang Writers Institute, hereandnow theatre company and more. She is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre LA's New West Playwrights and holds a BA in Creative Writing from Scripps College. In her spare time, she is the managing editor for TotalBeauty.com.

Plays

  • Unrivaled
    11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan's most beloved writers.

    They also kind of hated each other.

    This play is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. Perhaps most of all, it's about how no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same... even after a thousand years.
  • Call Declined
    Leni just wants to talk, but Will won't open the door (because he's too high).
  • These F*cking Paper Towels
    Joe has an unfortunate encounter with a roll of paper towels whilst getting dumped.
  • Wrong Footed
    WRONG FOOTED follows Catherine, an ambitious web developer, and Will, a not-so-ambitious barista. Both are simultaneously too smart and too stupid for their own good, as well as anxiety-ridden in their own, unique ways. They meet on a blind date, it goes terribly, and it's pretty much all downhill from there.
  • Genji Revisited
    Poor Genji's trying to enjoy a simple romantic moment in a cafe, when the ghost of his recently deceased ex-girlfriend decides to possess his date. Their brief and comedic interaction spans everything from his philandering ways to the ultimate existential crisis — death. Loosely based on 'The Tale of Genji' (but not as loosely as you'd think).
  • Friend Request
    Madison is completely fine with the fact that Jacob is her only friend in the whole universe — until the day he asks her out. She promptly turns him down, and he in turn, friend-dumps her. Things spiral further out of control when she just so happens to ask out the friend who cuckolded him back in college. Farce-y hijinks ensue.