Tag Archive | playwriting

Ambition vs. Skill

This weekend, I was lucky enough to be able to attend Jiehae Park’s master class with Company One at the Boston Public Library. The class was an hour and fifteen minutes of unending wisdom, but one piece of advice in particular stood out to me. Park, whose play Peerless is currently running with Company One, spoke about […]

The Theatrical Container Store

I’ve been thinking recently a lot about containers. Not these… Or those… Even though shipping containers, surprisingly but not surprisingly, are a fairly recent trend in theatre performance. See for yourself in an article from American Theatre, HERE, where they look at Serenbe Playhouse’s production of Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire that was staged inside a recycled […]

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. […]

When Art Inspires Art

This week I had the absolute honor of taking on a dramaturgical exploration of playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and his body of work. In a short summary of his bio, McCraney is from Miami where he was raised in Liberty City, an inner-city housing project known for it’s devastating poverty. From an early age he […]

Storytelling Outside of Your Own Experience

“What right do you have to tell stories outside your experience?” This question crops up again and again as a director, and while it’s certainly a valid question, I’m wholly disinterested in it. Rather, I actively advocate for engaging in storytelling outside of your own experience. I think it’s essential. As a director, my job is […]

Its Cheaper Than Therapy

I write about myself. A lot. I may change names or looks but there’s a high chance that if I written anything I’ve felt passionate about it, it’s based on people and events in my life. I honestly don’t know if I am capable of writing about anything else. -For Example- My second life-river was […]

Devising: So Easy, Even A Kid Can Do It!

Devising: So Easy, Even A Kid Can Do It!

Recently I was cast in BU’s Identity Project, a devised piece of theatre that grapples with identity as a human being. From Day-1 of this project, I was overwhelmed. A play out of nothing? A good play out of nothing? A play that asks real questions and provokes people to ask real questions out of NOTHING?! […]