Emily Brauer Rogers

Emily Brauer Rogers

Emily Brauer Rogers moved to Los Angeles to get a Masters in Professional Writing with emphasis on dramatic writing from the University of Southern California. Since then, she's had two full length plays, Searching for Americana and Hardcore: Women’s Reflections on Iraq produced as well as optioned Romeo, Juliet, and Rosaline to Amazon Studios with my writing partner, Koji Sakai.

She has...
Emily Brauer Rogers moved to Los Angeles to get a Masters in Professional Writing with emphasis on dramatic writing from the University of Southern California. Since then, she's had two full length plays, Searching for Americana and Hardcore: Women’s Reflections on Iraq produced as well as optioned Romeo, Juliet, and Rosaline to Amazon Studios with my writing partner, Koji Sakai.

She has been published in a Smith and Kraus anthology, 161 Monologues from Literature. She has had several ten minute and one act plays read and produced in San Diego, New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, Colorado, Missouri, and Indiana. For more specifics, see her website: www.emilybrauerrogers.com

She also served as the managing director for a small subversive theatre company called the Hunger Artists from 2006-2008. While there she started an international playwriting festival, Beyond Convention, and produced it for five years.

She has worked in theatre and film through internships at DreamWorks, John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She's currently a member of WGA, Dramatists Guild and Fell Swoop Playwrights.

Plays

  • The Paper Hangers
    Based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” The Paper Hangers takes a modern look at Me’s struggle to deal with postpartum depression when society, particularly her mother and husband, expect a new mother to embrace motherhood and domesticity.
  • Gemini Complex
    Full-length: When Aster's kidnapped by Captain James Cook and a soul conservationist , she begins a journey to explore her past in order to reclaim her missing soul. They must explore the coral reef of the soul to find it or face being shipwrecked and stuck forever. While searching for her soul, she confronts the possibility that someone else could have lived her life better than her. She has to decide...
    Full-length: When Aster's kidnapped by Captain James Cook and a soul conservationist , she begins a journey to explore her past in order to reclaim her missing soul. They must explore the coral reef of the soul to find it or face being shipwrecked and stuck forever. While searching for her soul, she confronts the possibility that someone else could have lived her life better than her. She has to decide what really makes an imperfect life worth living and if she can rebuild her soul before it becomes extinct.
  • God's Woman
    Full-length: Rachel Murphy has always wanted to be a priest; in order to do this she abandoned her family, disguised herself as a man, and joined the seminary. At the end of her schooling, her best friend, George discovers her secret, but she convinces him to keep it so that she can fulfill her dream. When they move on to their respective parishes, they soon develop a romantic relationship that further...
    Full-length: Rachel Murphy has always wanted to be a priest; in order to do this she abandoned her family, disguised herself as a man, and joined the seminary. At the end of her schooling, her best friend, George discovers her secret, but she convinces him to keep it so that she can fulfill her dream. When they move on to their respective parishes, they soon develop a romantic relationship that further complicates this secret. When Rachel decides not to give up her parish and marry George, he betrays her secret. Rachel now has a political cause and she takes up the banner to fight for women’s rights. She tries to be a strong face of the cause, but fights her personal battles with her family and George.
  • Romeo, Juliet, and Rosaline
    Full-length: Meet Romeo before he became Juliet’s lover. He’s a heartbreaking, earthshaking, sixteen-year-old boy that has the world – and women – on a string. In this unofficial prequel to the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo hasn’t learned his lesson when it comes to women. But Juliet’s cousin Rosaline, thrown out of her hometown because of scandal, arrives in Verona and is convinced to turn the tables on Romeo...
    Full-length: Meet Romeo before he became Juliet’s lover. He’s a heartbreaking, earthshaking, sixteen-year-old boy that has the world – and women – on a string. In this unofficial prequel to the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo hasn’t learned his lesson when it comes to women. But Juliet’s cousin Rosaline, thrown out of her hometown because of scandal, arrives in Verona and is convinced to turn the tables on Romeo by breaking his heart. In actuality, she wants what she can’t have: Paris – Juliet’s arranged husband and the only man that is unaffected by Rosaline’s charm. Through masterful manipulation, Rosaline attempts to orchestrate her love life and the love lives of everyone around her, inadvertently becoming the force that drives many of the events in Romeo & Juliet.
  • Glaistig
    On the Scottish Moors, a man attempts to confront a woman he suspects of being a witch--but he's gets himself into more trouble than he bargained for.
  • Edge
    10-minute: Dori and Sarah tried to kill themselves by driving off a cliff. But they got stuck. So now they have to decide whether to go forward to death or back to living a life neither of them really wanted.
  • Hot Coffee
    10-minute: A couple robs a coffee shop to add a little spice to their love life.
  • Losing Hope
    10-minute: A prostitute tries to provide the best life she can for her teenage daughter, but she's on the verge of losing the only thing she's ever loved.
  • Octobers
    10-minute: Maud has to confront a maple tree and tell him that the promise she once made him she can no longer uphold. A fictional take on L.M. Montgomery's life that explores her love of nature and Octobers.