2018/2019 Season

Loss reverberates through teen lives in ‘The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood’

Review from The Boston Globe The title is overly melodramatic and so is the play at times, but Kira Rockwell gets a lot of things right in “The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood.’’ Rockwell’s jolting and urgent new work, which features a diverse and passionately committed young cast at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, focuses on four teenage […]

Playwright Kira Rockwell on ‘The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood’ (part 2)

Part two of production dramaturg Eliana Pipes’ conversation with The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood playwright Kira Rockwell about her play, writing, process, and what’s next. On the cover page [of the script], you call The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood a poetic drama; how do you see the role of poetry in this piece? I am […]

Playwright Kira Rockwell on ‘The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood’ (part 1)

Production dramaturg Eliana Pipes talked with The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood playwright Kira Rockwell about her play, writing, process, and what’s next. What is the genesis of ‘The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood’? Before moving to Boston to pursue my MFA in playwriting, I was working in the recreation department at a youth residential care facility […]