Kira Rockwell

Kira Rockwell

Kira was born and raised in the heart of Texas. Her character driven plays aim to foster empathy, cultivate hope, and combat complacency. Currently, she's earning an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. She holds a BFA in Theatre performance from Baylor University. Kira lives in bean town with her graphic designing hubs and their frisbee catching doggo.

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Kira was born and raised in the heart of Texas. Her character driven plays aim to foster empathy, cultivate hope, and combat complacency. Currently, she's earning an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. She holds a BFA in Theatre performance from Baylor University. Kira lives in bean town with her graphic designing hubs and their frisbee catching doggo.

Her work has been developed with Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Third Culture Theatre, Fresh Ink Theatre, Theatre@First, Goat Song Theatre Collective, Nouveau 47, Southwestern College, and Baylor University. Her work has been featured across the nation at the Hollywood Fringe Festival (2018), Last Frontier Theatre Conference (2016), Fresh Ink Theater's Mad Dash (2018, 2017), One Minute Play Festival Boston (2017), Little Black Dress Ink's Onstage Fest (2017, 2016, 2015), and WaterTower Theatre's Detour: A Festival of New Work, formerly known as the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival (2015, 2016). Kira is a proud member of The Dramatist Guild.

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.
  • 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 believed to harness great magic, 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, a dancer who feels in colors and refuses to wear a clown nose meets Cole, a percussion virtuoso who can recite a complete history of the xylophone but won’t meet your eyes. Measured against scales of social competence, these two will push the boundaries of compliance to find authentic connection in an isolating world and shatter the complacency of the disembodied voices running the show.
  • Rewriting The Monolith
    An ambitious ten minute play that asks us to deconstruct the archetypes used to tell our stories about abuse.