Tag Archive | playwrights

An Open Letter to My First Critic

Dear Mr. Critic, You probably don’t remember me. Or maybe you do? Maybe. But, probably not. I’m writing you because, well, because I want to apologize. I guess I should start by re-introducing myself to you. I’m Kira, Kira Rockwell; I write plays. Does the name ring a bell yet? No? Oh–sure, yeah that’s okay. […]



There. Now that I’ve got your attention, I should probably inform you that I am probably a playwright. My caring and loving friends and professors keep telling me so. I remain skeptical. In my little life, I’ve started plenty of plays. I have a marvelous routine. I get to page 8 or so, and then I […]

Statistics Aren’t Impressive.

I supposed I am not easily impressed by numbers. I credit this to my skeptical attitude towards statistics and the ways in which they can be altered so as to be appetizing for an potential audience with potential money. While that skepticism can be useful, I find it increasingly difficult to get excited about progress […]

The Seeds of Violence

  Earlier today, in response to the coverage of the police shooting of Terrence Crutcher, activist and academy award winning actress Susan Sarandon tweeted the following: Sarandon’s tweet highlights the failings of a vast amount of contemporary journalism, which places higher value on news stories that get the most traffic rather than importance to the national climate. In […]

The Playwright, or, Who is Edward Albee?

  Just a few short days ago, one of the most prolific and profoundly affecting playwrights of our time passed away. I could say that he was my favorite playwright, I could tell you about the time I saw Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway in 2013, when I left the theatre weeping and confused […]

Writing About Reading About Writing

This week I have read a slew of articles on Howlround about being a playwright. To spare long winded analysis I will now provide a long winded linkfest Dramatis Personae, or One White Playwright’s Appeal For Confronting Privilege Onstage by MJ Halberstadt. Too Young to Take Over, Too Old to Ignore by Alexa Derman “Theatre Is […]


Let me preface this post with the fact that I am not a huge fan of Musicals… so the fact that I am writing about Musical Theatre Factory in a positive light should be an indicator that something pretty cool happened. But lets start with the bad thing that happened. So Musical Theatre Factory lost […]