kirarockwell

Peek Behind the Pages

In addition to my previous posts Playwrights Play with Playlists & First Day Jitters I wanted to give you a peek at a few tools I use during my writing. Plays are meant to be lived off the page and the more I can get my focus off the page itself, the better. The following resource help me […]

First Day Jitters

Next Monday will be the very first rehearsal for my play, NOMAD AMERICANA, which is being produced by Fresh Ink Theatre here in Boston. As usual, I’m a kaleidoscope of emotions. All of the emotions, positive, negative, all at once, and it’s not like I’m counting down the hours or anything…cause I’m not…okay, maybe I […]

I Don’t Like Ten Minute Plays

Sorry. I tried really freaking hard to find an appreciation for them this semester when I took a course all about the form, but alas… I feel like ten minute plays are primary used for theatre fundraisers, 24 Hour festivals, and summer festivals. Just recently we heard how Actor’s Theatre of Louisville will discontinue their […]

My Favorite Play

My favorite play is Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. In it she tells the fictional story of the night before King’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel. The play doesn’t ask to be a history play about the hero King but rather serves to be a portrayal of the human King. The opening scene you hear King peeing […]

Playwrights Play with Playlists

I am loving the trend happening these days where playwrights are making public Spotify playlists that accompany their new plays. I’m sure the act of playwrights creating playlist for their plays has been happening for years in various forms; burned CD’s, iPod playlists, etc, but what is special about the current form is how publicly […]

The C-Word

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings I will be confident. I will be confident. I will be confident. I will be confident. I will be confident. I will be confident. I will be confident. I will be confident. I will be confident. My fellow playwriting cohorts and […]

So I Don’t Forget

Instead of… Stare at a blank page. Fall into a pit of self destruction. Let the minutes tick, tock by. Compare myself to someone else. Do nothing. Say sorry. Negative self talk. Bully myself. Go through the motions. Give up. Project on a loved one. Hide. Isolate. Binge Netflix to escape. To avoid. To go […]