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, "The Bookstore" was performed in the Westchester...
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, "The Bookstore" was performed in the Westchester CollaborativeTheater online festival and “Zoom Like No One is Watching” was performed with Sister Shakes for the Show Must Go Online Play festival and B Street Theatre's New Play Brunch! Her monologues "It's the Michelle Jennings Show," "Waiting and Wanting, "Mama, Can You Hear Me? "Deep in Night Thoughts," "Behind the Bars" and Zoom-A-Ference 2022" were performed with Vintage Soul Productions. She is thrilled that "Secrets & Lies" will be a part of The Queans Theatre REPRESENT festival and her full-length "The Demise of Baby Johnson" will be showcased through the Dramatists Guild's DG Footlights Series. She is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and Westchester Collaborative Theater.

Plays

  • Morning Ritual
    VILLA is put to sleep at Morning Ritual, a seemingly peaceful retreat to help those who have undergone a trauma. However, she wakes before the transgressive period - causing her counselors (LUCIE and BEAM) to question her and understand how this could happen. Mind-bending confusion ensues.
  • 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 age 40, Baby has a with a 13-year-old son and 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...
    Former child and teen star Baby Johnson is trying to find her way back to stardom. Now at age 40, Baby has a with a 13-year-old son and 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 a fast-talking hustler trying to sell bags in Chinatown to a faceless boss named G. Dale, a wannabe actress, now hostess from Texas, approaches his table with a penchant for bag-smelling. Avon invites Dale to the back alley to show her custom bag. She eventually follows and ends up at a packed nightclub where they take a moment to dance. Dale, however, is distracted and wants the bag that she was...
    Avon is a fast-talking hustler trying to sell bags in Chinatown to a faceless boss named G. Dale, a wannabe actress, now hostess from Texas, approaches his table with a penchant for bag-smelling. Avon invites Dale to the back alley to show her custom bag. She eventually follows and ends up at a packed nightclub where they take a moment to dance. Dale, however, is distracted and wants the bag that she was promised as Avon angrily takes her to the back. With a faceless boss watching, the stakes are high for Avon to do his job and sell the bag, or face the wrath of G.
  • The Dividing Demons (Monologue)
    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.
  • Purdy's
    GRAY, a mother of 2 ran away from home during the pandemic. She stops for a bite to eat at Purdy's a small diner in Hicksville. Here she meets PURDY and CLOVER, seemingly nice townies who GRAY feels open to reveal why she left. Her trusting nature, however, may her downfall.
  • Undercuts
    JACKIE comes back after a long-time away to visit her sister, ELLIS. However, she learns that her sister is still under RYAN's control.
  • The Fortune Teller
    SAVVY comes back to her mother (DIANA's) house after a fight with her husband--only to end up dealing with issues from her childhood.
  • Miracle Fluff
    Tired new parents’ JUDE and CARYS finally got their new baby to sleep for the night
    and they're ready for a night of mindless TV. CARYS becomes obsessed after watching a commercial for the Miracle Fluff that’s supposedly made with an ancient formula designed to wash away fear, worry and anxiety.
    Her want for the blanket brings out layers (and issues) in their marriage that have perhaps always...
    Tired new parents’ JUDE and CARYS finally got their new baby to sleep for the night
    and they're ready for a night of mindless TV. CARYS becomes obsessed after watching a commercial for the Miracle Fluff that’s supposedly made with an ancient formula designed to wash away fear, worry and anxiety.
    Her want for the blanket brings out layers (and issues) in their marriage that have perhaps always
    been there all along.
  • The Wheel Man
    The Wheel Man is about Toby's broken dreams. Author of the Banana Blast book, he is desperate to find success again but finds himself blocked, lost and confused. After a night out with the girls, his wife, Millie, suggests that he work at Lim's new wheel shop for stability and a steady paycheck. During their conversation, truth about their relationship, unstable life and desires come out. Will Toby...
    The Wheel Man is about Toby's broken dreams. Author of the Banana Blast book, he is desperate to find success again but finds himself blocked, lost and confused. After a night out with the girls, his wife, Millie, suggests that he work at Lim's new wheel shop for stability and a steady paycheck. During their conversation, truth about their relationship, unstable life and desires come out. Will Toby become the wheel man to make his wife happy or stick with his guns and stay true to his dream.
  • The Gadget Man
    It is the year 2022 and ABLE and REAGAN are meeting in an abandoned mall at the Sharper Image store for an exchange of booster, REAGAN's wonder product. During their transaction, ABLE wants a smaller boost as conflict arises and LINCOLN, a former manager of The Sharper Image and Gadget Man appears. He too wants this wonder product but the price may be too steep for the broken Gadget Man. Will they get the...
    It is the year 2022 and ABLE and REAGAN are meeting in an abandoned mall at the Sharper Image store for an exchange of booster, REAGAN's wonder product. During their transaction, ABLE wants a smaller boost as conflict arises and LINCOLN, a former manager of The Sharper Image and Gadget Man appears. He too wants this wonder product but the price may be too steep for the broken Gadget Man. Will they get the magical booster they need or suffer like the rest of humanity?


  • Shine
    SABEL and BECKY have been tasked to clean REAGAN's penthouse. The sisters did something in the past that keeps them tied to this work that BECKY thinks they will never get out of. When REAGAN returns, SABEL finally finds her voice to escape but it may be too late for BECKY
  • Garden Gnomes
    Rich and reckless, GRACEN caused havoc to LIBBY’s garden, smashing her collection of precious garden gnomes. They now have to come together for GRACEN’s community service, which his mother arranged. During his shift, he learns more about plants, happiness and perhaps the keys to his future from LIBBY’s anecdotes.
  • Life in Color
    Dahlia and Regent James live in colorless world. They stumble upon a color that they don't know the name for in their attic. When they use it, a world of magic ensues as they start to see how bright and beautiful life can be.
  • Its Always Been You
    Part 3 of a 3-part series: It is now July 2022 and HILLY and DAVID haven't spoken for years. She suddenly wants to speak with him with some unexpected news.
  • Late, On Purpose
    Part 2 of a 3 part series: It is now July 2020 as HILLY and DAVID continue to chat on Zoom. DAVID finds solace in a living situation and asks HILLY to join him.
  • 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? (Monologue)
    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
    Cole and Julia have been driving for hours to a wedding when they fall asleep and end up in a ghost town. Confusion ensues as their relationship is tested while being scared by the unknown of where they are.
  • 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 (Monologue)
    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 (Monologue)
    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
    DEX and BECCA are set to get married in 3 days. They are excited to build a life together, but after a dinner with DEX’s mother, BECCA tells DEX that she is half-Black. DEX’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
    Awkward encounters ensue as an unlikely pair (DAVID and HILLY) goes on a blind date in a Zoom chat. During their short chat, they share revelations about kids, death, love, lust and dance as they forge an unlikely bond.
  • 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.