ROGUE THEATER FESTIVAL
PLAYWRIGHTS IN RESIDENCE, 2022

SERENA NORR

playwright in residence
"The Rainbow Method"


Serena Norr is a playwright, director, and founder of Let's Make a Play. Her plays have been performed at the Omaha Fringe Festival, White Plains Performing Arts Center, the New Deal Creative Arts Center, NYC at the Players Theater with the Rogue Theater Festival, The Tank, The Short Play Festival, and University of Alabama as well as 15 Zoom productions during COVID. Her plays, "OTHER" was recently published in Theatre Unbound's "Bittersweet" Monologue Collection and "Zoom Like No One is Watching" will be published in the "UNTITLED COVID SHORT PLAY ANTHOLOGY" by Flower Song Press (2022). She is also a member of the Dramatists Guild, Westchester Collaborative Theater, Cut Edge Collective, and participant in the 2021 Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive and Women’s Theatre Festival (WTF) Directing Program. She is thrilled to be a playwright in residence as a part of the 2022 Rogue Theater Festival.

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AVERY GRACE

playwright in residence
"Fanna fi Hayati: Love, Sex Work, and the Sacred"

Avery Grace (they/she) is a queer/trans/neurodiverse self-taught poet-playwright currently living on the occupied Lands of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, otherwise known as Bend, OR. Their work is featured in: "Non-Binary: an Anthology of Gender and Identity,” and, “All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body”. Her debut play, Fanna fi Hayati: Love, Sex Work, and the Sacred, has been published in part in New Orleans's Tilted House Review, and her debut comedy Cerebrum is forthcoming in, "Borderless Thalia: A Multilingual Comedic Collection". You can find more of Avery’s writing in their debut book of poetry, “Laid Bare,” and at www.averybraverygrace.com. When not writing, Avery coparents 3 children with their partner and helps queer, trans, and intersex people cultivate their personal pleasure and sexual/sensual authenticity as forms of liberation.

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LARRY RINKEL

playwright in residence
"The Three Prayers Answered"

Before turning to playwriting full-time, Larry Rinkel taught college English in New Jersey and later worked as a technical writer. A lifelong devotee of art, theatre, film, and classical music, he has had work produced across the United States. His full-length A Kreutzer Sonata was awarded Best Play at the Secret Theatre’s 2017 UNFringed Festival, and received its Long Island premiere in December 2019. Other produced plays include adaptations from Chaucer and Dante, a farce about gender-blind casting in Shakespeare, another farce that takes place in a Chinese restaurant, several (mostly gay) romantic comedies, and a few 1-minute plays including a very cute one about Chopin’s Minute Waltz. Capriccio Radio had its first public staged reading in January 2021, presented by the online Variations Theater Company. Larry is delighted to return for his third season with the Rogue Theater Festival. You can read his work on New Play Exchange: Larry Rinkel | New Play Exchange.

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