Embracing Your Weird, with Kira Rockwell

Weird: of strange or extraordinary character; different from anything natural. The things that make you bizarre are also the things that can infuse your writing with a singular flair. This class is a permission slip to excavate the oddities within you to create magic on the page. Starting with guided, out-of-the-box writing exercises, we will explore inside and outside ourselves through the devices of Environment and Character. We’ll include discussions of published writings that embrace the strange, as well as ample space to share. This class will be taught from a character-driven, playwriting lens but is well-suited to any writer who wants to push past the confines of the ordinary. You should expect to walk away with story seeds, a monologue, a scene, and new confidence in weaving your quirky point of view into all of your writing.

This workshop will be held online. 

Saturday, September 24, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)

Kira Rockwell (she/her) is a playwright from the heart of Texas. She is a 2021 Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing with Mass Cultural Council, a recipient of the Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award, as well as a Runner-up for the Princess Grace Award, among others. Her plays have been supported by The Kennedy Center, National New Play Network, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and Third Culture Theatre in partnership with HBO and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, among others. Her neurodivergent love story is now available through Original Works Publishing. Rockwell has a BFA in Theatre Performance and an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. As an educator, Rockwell has taught at Wheaton College, Boston University, Hyde Square Task Force, and Grub Street. Currently, she lives in Boston with her husband and their rescue pup, Koda. 

Kira Rockwell