Laura Rocklyn is an actress, writer, and first person historical interpreter based in Boston, MA. She has performed with regional theater companies across the country, including Folger Theatre, Round House Theatre, Arena Stage, Classic Theatre of Maryland, History At Play, and Kentucky Shakespeare, and she is a company member and teaching artist with the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. She has been seen on TV in "Legends & Lies:The Patriots," in "Investigation Discovery: Southern Fried Homicide," and in the web series "The Broken Continent."
Laura’s voice work can be found on Audible in "Manydown" and "The Oscar Wilde Story Suite," and in the Jabberwocky Audio series Quorum: “The Gambler’s Tale” and “The Harbor Pilot’s Tale.” She is grateful to have been a guest on numerous podcasts discussing her work as an author and a first person historical interpreter.
Laura writes and performs historic character portrayals for educational groups on both sides of the Atlantic. Her one-woman play "Charlotte Brontë: To Do More & Better Things" was presented as part of the North American Friends of Chawton House 2021 Speaker Subscription Series, and her original short play "Emma is Presented in Washington City" was performed as the curtain raiser for the Jane Austen Society of North America 2016 Annual General Meeting.
Laura’s original adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" was produced by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in 2022 and 2023; "Clover," a bio-drama Laura co-wrote with Ty Hallmark, was produced by Ally Theatre Company in DC in 2017; and she has been commissioned by the Classic Theatre of Maryland to write a new adaptation of "Jane Eyre" for their coming season.
Laura has published articles in “Brontë Studies” and “The Revere Express.” She was the winner of the “LitMag” 2021 Virginia Woolf Award for short fiction, and her stories have appeared in the literary journals “Stork” and “New Square.”
Laura is on the Executive Board of the North American Friends of Chawton House, on the Board of the Classic Theatre of Maryland, and is on the Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
She is a Museum Educator at the Paul Revere House Museum in Boston.
Laura holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, an MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University, and a BA in Theatre and English Literature from Middlebury College in Vermont. www.LauraRocklyn.com
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