Kira Rockwell

Kira Rockwell

Kira Rockwell is a Boston-based playwright from North Texas. She is the 2019 recipient of the Judith Royer Award of Excellence in Playwriting. Her play The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood is the second place recipient of the 2019 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, it is the National Winner of The Bechdel Test Fest, a runner-up for the 2019 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship, as well as shortlisted for PlayPenn, and a...
Kira Rockwell is a Boston-based playwright from North Texas. She is the 2019 recipient of the Judith Royer Award of Excellence in Playwriting. Her play The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood is the second place recipient of the 2019 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, it is the National Winner of The Bechdel Test Fest, a runner-up for the 2019 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship, as well as shortlisted for PlayPenn, and a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Center. The workshop premiere received an Elliot Norton nomination for Outstanding New Script. Her work has been developed/produced by the Kennedy Center, National New Play Network, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Boston Center for the Arts, WaterTower Theatre’s Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, Little Black Dress INK, Fresh Ink Theatre, and Third Culture Theatre in collaboration with Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network and HBO. Kira holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Baylor University. Before entering into her MFA playwriting program at Boston University, she spent time in various nonprofits across Waco, Texas working at the intersection of social work, youth development, and arts education, including a three-year stint at a Children’s Home. Her acclaimed neurodivergent love story, With My Eyes Shut, is now available through Original Works Publishing.

Plays

  • The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood
    After the sudden death of their housemate, four teenage girls living in a group home try to combat their grief and their guilt. A new poetic drama about the chrysalis of female adolescence that demands our attention be on the youth of America who are raising themselves in the shadows of a broken system.
  • Oh, to be Pure Again
    Set during the summer at one Charismatic Christian church camp for teens, this earnest drama follows the senior girl's cabin on their search to find a connection to something bigger than themselves. A new play about female desire, submission, rebellion, and growing up in a culture that's obsessed with your purity.
  • Nomad Americana
    For years Bridgette has been avoiding painful memories by traveling the country with her eccentric, yogi family in an old RV, selling soap. When they stop in a small Texas town, she strikes up a romance with a young dreamer named Danny that causes her to question her responsibilities to herself and to her family. A new coming of age tale about love, sacrifice, and letting go.
  • With My Eyes Shut
    In this neurodivergent love story, Naomi and Cole will push the boundaries of compliance to find authentic connection and shatter the complacency of the disembodied voices running the show.