Kira Rockwell

Kira Rockwell

Kira Rockwell (she/her) is a Boston-based playwright from North Texas. She is the 2019 recipient of Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award and this year’s Runner-Up for the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting/Fellowship with New Dramatists. Her plays have been produced or developed by the National New Play Network, The Kennedy Center, The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Boston Playwright's Theatre...
Kira Rockwell (she/her) is a Boston-based playwright from North Texas. She is the 2019 recipient of Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award and this year’s Runner-Up for the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting/Fellowship with New Dramatists. Her plays have been produced or developed by the National New Play Network, The Kennedy Center, The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Boston Playwright's Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Bridge Initiative, and Third Culture Theatre in collaboration with HBO and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, among others. Awards/honors for her work include: Elliot Norton Nomination for Outstanding New Script, Paula Vogel Playwriting Award Second Place Recipient from the Kennedy Center, National Winner of The Bechdel Test Fest, ENCORE! Producers' Award, and O’Neill Semi-Finalist, among others. Kira holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Baylor University and MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. She is a member of New World Theatre’s Playwriting Collective, Playwrights’ Center, Dramatist Guild, as well as an NNPN Affiliate Artist, and an alumni of Company One’s PlayLab. Her acclaimed neurodivergent love story WITH MY EYES SHUT is now available through Original Works Publishing.

Plays

  • Oh, to Be Pure Again
    Set during one hot Texas summer at a Charismatic Christian church camp, this earnest drama follows the senior girls’ cabin along their journey to make an authentic connection with something bigger than themselves. A new play about female desire, submission, rebellion, and growing up in a religious culture that's obsessed with your sexual purity.
  • 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, she strikes up a romance with a young dreamer who 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.