Laura Rohrman

Laura Rohrman

Laura Rohrman is a New York City playwright who hails from Northern CA. She the author of several full-length plays including: Reporter Girl (Semi-Finalist O’Neill Festival, Weissberger Award Nominee and Princess Grace Finalist). Her other plays include: My Life As You (Finalist Playwrights First Award) and Hoboken (Hollywood Fringe). Laura's many one-act plays include: Below 14th and Without, both...
Laura Rohrman is a New York City playwright who hails from Northern CA. She the author of several full-length plays including: Reporter Girl (Semi-Finalist O’Neill Festival, Weissberger Award Nominee and Princess Grace Finalist). Her other plays include: My Life As You (Finalist Playwrights First Award) and Hoboken (Hollywood Fringe). Laura's many one-act plays include: Below 14th and Without, both finalists at the Samuel French Festival short play festival in New York City. MFA: Actors Studio Drama School/New School For Drama. Laura created a program in New York City called Playwriting For Kids where the kids create and perform plays written in class. Laura has a background as an actor and dancer. She also directs. She is currently developing a TV series. For more info: www.laurarohrman.com

Plays

  • Reporter Girl
    Reporter Girl is a historical biography play about cartoonist Dale Messick, America's first female syndicated cartoonist who created the popular cartoon strip Brenda Starr Reporter in 1940. Written by Dale's granddaughter, the play has a magical realism to it and three worlds - past, present and cartoon which helps bring to life the journey of one of our pioneering creative female geniuses. A play...
    Reporter Girl is a historical biography play about cartoonist Dale Messick, America's first female syndicated cartoonist who created the popular cartoon strip Brenda Starr Reporter in 1940. Written by Dale's granddaughter, the play has a magical realism to it and three worlds - past, present and cartoon which helps bring to life the journey of one of our pioneering creative female geniuses. A play about a real woman's journey through art, family, career, heartbreak and beyond. Who tells our story is important.
  • My Life As You
    My Life As You, set in the late 90's with nods to the rise of the Internet and how it begins to change society, is a poignant romantic comedy. Confused and on the verge of a breakdown, Stella, is in "a young life crisis" -- she's broken up with boyfriend and impulsively quit her job in San Francisco to move to the "Windy City" of Chicago to get a fresh start, sleeping on the couch...
    My Life As You, set in the late 90's with nods to the rise of the Internet and how it begins to change society, is a poignant romantic comedy. Confused and on the verge of a breakdown, Stella, is in "a young life crisis" -- she's broken up with boyfriend and impulsively quit her job in San Francisco to move to the "Windy City" of Chicago to get a fresh start, sleeping on the couch with her type-A crazy friend, Diana, who isn't exactly going to help her. Jealousy mixed in with a very strong desire to figure everything out before the age of 30 pushes the two young women to the brink of hilarious disaster. They will try everything - even becoming each other to find happiness. The play is a psychological romantic comedy about those crazy female friendships -- the friend you must break up with. It's also a play that everyone who has ever had a job and broken up with a boyfriend or been 25 will love.
    *Selected as a Top Five Finalist in the Mad Cow Women's Theatre Festival 2020* Selections of this play are published in Best Women's Stage Monologues by Smith and Kraus (2017 & 2020)
  • Hoboken
    On Halloween night, Erica meets Jack, a sexy Irishman who is her dream ticket to fame, fortune, romance, and a free apartment. Not put off lightly, Erica continues down an unsteady path with her new beau who has the potential to erupt at any moment. But what about her? Hoboken is a shocking, high-stakes, psychological thriller that will make you think.
  • How Don Draper Saved Christmas
    The deer talk, a baby needs feeding, Santa is drunk and might miss Christmas. There is a cave and no way out. Don Draper must think of some pithy copy. A twisty, funny holiday tale with epic surprises and Mad Men nostalgia.
  • He Says His Name Is John
    A young couple in the medical field move into the "perfect" New York City apartment. But something is not quite right about it. Is it a broken heater or something darker? A familiar-looking man keeps showing up and it turns out his presence is part of a tragic secret.
  • Dreaming of Madame Mao
    The "Bone Demon" Madame Mao enters the dream space of a young mother to teach her a lesson about power.
  • Elevator Secret Thoughts
    A case needs to be solved; a woman fears she may lose her job, while another woman is set on the perfect interview. What happens when our thoughts our overheard on an elevator.
  • Geisha School
    An overworked NYC singleton tries out a new deadly class.
  • Getting In Touch With Your Dark Side
    Three women take their friend on a rescue trip to get her to stop obsessing about her ex-boyfriend. Things get a little bit crazy and funny when the two of the women drink a truth serum.
  • Tribeca Mom
    Tribeca Mom is a comedic monologue about a mom on the brink of disaster. Or is she just trying to get a coffee and take a 30 minute break from motherhood.
  • Without
    A young woman gets in a terrible accident in Paris and tries to retrace her steps to find out what happened.
    *Winner Best Actor Looking Glass Theater*
  • Below 14th
    Sometime in the future, an actress finds a way to escape the area called "Below 14th." What comes next is a hilarious romantic thriller with epic surprises.