Kira Rockwell

Kira Rockwell

Kira Rockwell (she/her) is a Boston-based playwright from North Texas. She is the 2019 recipient of the Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award and runner-up for this years Princess Grace Award in Playwriting/Fellowship at New Dramatists. Her play The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood is the second place recipient of the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the National Winner of The Bechdel Test Fest, and a semi-...
Kira Rockwell (she/her) is a Boston-based playwright from North Texas. She is the 2019 recipient of the Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award and runner-up for this years Princess Grace Award in Playwriting/Fellowship at New Dramatists. Her play The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood is the second place recipient of the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the National Winner of The Bechdel Test Fest, 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 featured in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, ATHE Conference, and WaterTower Theatre’s Out of the Loop Fringe Festival. Her work has been supported by the Kennedy Center, the National New Play Network, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, The Bridge Initiative, 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 working at the intersection of social work, youth development, and arts education. 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.