Serena Norr

Serena Norr

Serena Norr is a writer, editor and playwright who has been writing plays since 2003. Most recently, her play “Run for Cover” was accepted into the Omaha Fringe Festival and her short, “Morning Ritual” was performed at White Plains Performing Arts Center. In the age of zoom, her play “The Dividing Demons” was performed with Primary Stages, “Zoom Like No One is Watching” was performed with Sister Shakes for the...
Serena Norr is a writer, editor and playwright who has been writing plays since 2003. Most recently, her play “Run for Cover” was accepted into the Omaha Fringe Festival and her short, “Morning Ritual” was performed at White Plains Performing Arts Center. In the age of zoom, her play “The Dividing Demons” was performed with Primary Stages, “Zoom Like No One is Watching” was performed with Sister Shakes for the Show Must Go Online Play festival and "The Bookstore" was performed in the Westchester CollaborativeTheater online festival. She is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and Westchester Collaborative Theater.

Plays

  • Morning Ritual
    A seemingly peaceful retreat for trauma proves that it can't solve everything, especially when one of its patients wakes up too soon.
  • Baby or the Demise of Baby Johnson
    Former child and teen star Baby Johnson is trying to find her way back to stardom. Now, at 40-years-old with a 12-year-old son, she can't escape her past that was filled with pills, drinking, a fire, and issues with her mom (and former manager). When she meets a new manager, it seems that everything she ever dreamed will finally come true, but his intentions may not exactly be what Baby needs to get her to her ultimate goal, an Oscar.
  • Run for Cover
    MARIGOLD is an avid runner who suddenly gets struck by a BETTY's car. As MARIGOLD is healing, she accuses BETTY of intentionally hitting her; while BETTY says that MARIGOLD intentionally ran her over in this who-down-it suburban caper.
  • $5 Dollah, $5 Dollah
    Avon is hustling to sell bags in Chinatown to a faceless boss when Dale, a sweet girl from Texas, arrives at his table. Adventure and confusion ensue.
  • The Dividing Demons
    Roy Donaldson is back to work as an accountant at The Dividing Demons. It is 2021 and he can't shake his anxiety and uneasiness, which has been heightened since he is back at the office. Here, he tells his boss, Ken, exactly how he feels.
  • Another Stupid BBQ
    It's the hottest day of the year and GRETA is hosting her annual BBQ when unexpected guests JANE and DAR arrive. Questions arise over who invited them, leads to a discovery of the unsavory side of GRETA's perfect suburban BBQ.
  • It's the Michelle Jennings Show
    MICHELLE is a modern woman who seems to have it all. But during quarantine her persona started to unravel that was surrounded by an affair, uneasy temperament, and more that she covered in her new book and wants to address to her audience. Driven by power and her ego, she is actually just propelling the illusion of who
    she was as there’s actually no one in the audience.
  • Waiting and Wanting
    BAIN is a nervous yet eager to please young teacher who is thrown into the world of online schooling due to COVID. With the new teaching situation, he finds himself drained and alone as his students never join his Zoom class. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, he reveals his anguish and a behind the scenes look at his
    situation.
  • Mama, Can You Hear Me?
    REAGAN’s mother BRYLEE has been in a coma for months, following an incident with BRYLEE’s boyfriend. Every day after her school, REAGAN comes to the hospital to visit her mother and play for her. With the weight of the emotional abuse in her ear and pressure to be perfect, REAGAN wants the impossible: for her mother to
    finally hear her.
  • Asleep at the Wheel
    A young couple, COLE and JULIA, wake up in their car in a ghost town. JULIA starts to realize that COLE may have more interest in the town that he lets on.
  • The Best Man Who Ever Lived
    It is Harbor's funeral, a billionaire who was considered the best man who ever lived. Two guests sneak away into his wife's den to search for clues into his death, which he believes was a set up.
  • Zoom-A-Ference 2022
    ABBY is a young woman in her early-20s who is also the founder and CEO of Dr. Bob. A protege in the tech world, she is also troubled by the past and specifically the actions of her mother and sister that still haunt her, no matter how successful she is. She is also a bit over the top and wiry as she talks about personal aspects of her life that she never revealed before.
  • Behind the Bars
    MILLIE is a young woman in her mid-20s, who 5 years prior shot her fiance. She is now in prison, seeking counseling via a new platform, Dr. Bob, with COVID looming in the background.
  • Deep in Night Thoughts
    Julie is an anxious mom of two who often “talks” to her husband Reggie at night, though he doesn’t listen as he is asleep. This sounding board is her only way to share how she feels and process her day, and, ultimately her actions from 5 years ago.
  • Dr. Bob
    Claire, a suburban mom of 3, is trying to solve her problems with the help of Bob, a computer database of licensed professionals.
  • Blank Canvas
    CARYS is a struggling artist who is secretly obsessed with trying to hit it big. Her boyfriend, SHAW is jovial and lighthearted but very supportive, almost to a fault who CARYS feels gets in the way of his work.
  • Secrets and Lies
    DAX and BECCA are set to get married in 3 days. They are excited to build a life together, but after a dinner with DAX’s mother, BECCA tells DAX that she is half-Black. DAX’s reaction sets the evening on a tailspin as he reveals how he really feels, and perhaps who he really is.
  • Meeting of the Minds
    BABY is a washed up teen star looking for her come back role. Her manager, RICK, is secretly obsessed with her and asks to meet in an abandoned church to discuss her next big role. When noises are heard in the church and a creepy priest arrives, Baby has to perform her biggest role yet: fight to save her life.
  • Items to Return
    The 10-minute play follows the reunion of Lucas and Rosie in a coffee shop. They recently broke up and Rosie wanted to meet to get back some of her old possessions. Although they meet on neutral pretext, their past relationships slowly interweave into their conversation and things are said ultimately ruins one of the character's delicate ego.
  • Lab Rat
    DR. GUNDER found the cure for cancer until his assistant, TEDDY trips and unplugs the wires in the lab.
  • The Meat Man
    A call at 3am has JACOB, an aging boxer, questioning his wife, BELINDA, on a recent meat order that might be more than what it seems.
  • Country House
    BEN and CLAIRE finally have the chance to be alone during an escape to a country house. But the years of neglect in their marriage is taking its toll when they can finally be still and alone from their busy lives.
  • The Book Store
    It is 2021 and JENNY is about to open up her new book store, Books and Nooks. GERALD, her ex-husband is the only one attend the opening.
  • VS.
    A job interview is never easy. Jennifer, a young hopeful, will have to pass the ultimate test if she wants the job.
  • Oh, To Return to those Chocolate-Covered Sunday’s
    What does it mean to find joy in simple things or horror in the complex or to simply want chocolate on Sunday?
  • Sweet Sixteen
    In this perfect world, everyone must transition and lose their useless full capacity brains and achieve their full potential with no anger, pain, jealousy. But Jane know that succumbing to the surgery will mean that she will lose everything that makes her special and no longer be a "free thinker," becoming a "robot" to this society and these new norms. Can Jane escape her fate before her 16th birthday?
  • DFS (Discontinued Food Society)
    Welcome to a meeting of the Discontinued Food Society. It's Daisy's first meeting.
  • Blood Dawgs
    FRITZ is the owner and undefeated champion of his underground boxing rink. But he finally meets his match when gets paired with his ex-coach, BILL BONES, and his new prodigy, RICCO.
  • World Traveler
    MILES' twin brother, SYMON, is visiting from his recent travels with a job offer that sounds too good to be true. LIZA, a wannabe model, is intrigued by the offer as she wants the promise of the life MILES has never been able to give her.
  • You Know You Need This
    CADY and MERYL, both 21, are in a trendy boutique when CADY suggests that MERYL should steal to feel alive. Will she do to finally feel something?
  • Junked Out Life
    ERIN, is confronting her absent father, HAROLD, in the junkyard. She is reaching out for help after years of being away.
  • Slice of Cherry Pie
    Sable is visiting her mother after being away for years. She addresses her in her childhood kitchen with a slice of pie.
  • Just Cause
    Just Cause
  • Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters
    The complexity of sisterhood with these 3 sisters who often don't feel like sisters.
  • Cupcake Therapy
    Anthony recently returned from a three-year stint in a mental institution, bringing back the demons from the past with him.
  • Zoom Like No One is Watching
    David and Hilly go on their first date in a Zoom chat.
  • DND
    Marc is trying to uncover the work of Anno, his boss, to the feds. But he needs the help of his loyal henchwomen, Riley to get the job done.