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Critic’s Pick —The Boston Globe

Elliot Norton Nomination for Outstanding New Script Press Release

WBUR names The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood a production to see in Boston. 2018 Boston Fall Theater Preview

“…when The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood was over, several people were still rooted in their chairs, struggling to collect themselves. It was clear that something in the play spoke powerfully to them…” —The Boston Globe

Tragic Ecstasy tackles the many layers of girlhood with both humor and truthful histrionics. Emotions start high and remain high for the 80-minute performance. This rollercoaster of joy and pain is accurate to the girlhood experience...” —The New England Theatre Geek

“Rockwell is skilled in differentiating her characters and the actors inhabit them fully, giving us the feeling of being a fly on the wall of the girls' bedroom as they figure out their lives.” —Broadway World

“…some of the most vivid characters and honest portrayals I’ve seen so far this season. This is how girls talk and interact, by turns raw and raucous, needy and hostile, sweet and funny, and brutally honest.” —Joyce’sChoices


Nomad Americana

"Fresh Ink Theatre offers a breath of fresh air with Nomad Americana." —Broadway World

"Rockwell succeeds in the toughest goal for any playwright — generating a world of real people that satisfies while making you want to know more."—The Dallas Morning News

"It’s all about the journey in Fresh Ink Theatre’s world premiere production of Kira Rockwell’s play Nomad Americana. It’s solid, salt of the earth stuff. With well-judged pacing, Rockwell reveals compelling tidbits about her characters." —WBUR

"The play is a loving look at a family as one woman begins to wonder what’s next for her. It is clear from the outset that Rockwell has a deep-seated love for her characters." —The Theater Mirror

"A dramatist who shows promise. Rockwell’s dialogue is economical and natural, her characters are well drawn."  —Theater Jones


With my Eyes Shut

"Inventive. Physical explorations through playful games about the difficulties & challenges to connect---whether the literal eye contact, physical contact, or emotional contact---something all of us can understand." ­—Heather Helinsky

"With my Eyes Shut is a wonderful analogy between theatre and the Autism Spectrum." —Gia on The Move

"Will open your eyes to the ways in which others see the world and react to it." —Broadway World

Indie Voice includes With my Eyes Shut in their line of Top Ten Shows to see at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 


Press Interviews

BPT starts a conversation about suicide and violence against women —The Daily Free Press

Playwright Kira Rockwell on The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood Part 1 & Part 2

Autism In The Spotlight At Out Of The Loop — Art and Seek