Rona Moriah is a playwright, librettist, lyricist, dramaturge, and director. Her first short plays “Political Cartoon” and “Parental Guidance” were chosen as finalists for the Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights’ Festival. Several of her works have been featured at ThinkBIG Theatre Arts’ one-act play festival.
While in college, she was the dramaturg for a staged reading of Liwaa Yazji’s Question and Question, functioning as the production’s resident expert on the Syrian Civil War and the experiences of displaced Syrian women. She served as a research assistant to Professor Carrie Preston in reviewing citations, revising drafts, and researching materials for her upcoming book Participate!, a chronicle of audience participation in contemporary theater.
She made her directorial debut in 2019 with her reimagined production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, set in a conservative Padua in the late 1960s. Her honors thesis, Like it Was a Game, is an educational play that explores the questions and ethics of using documentary theater in the context of conveying stories about Middle Eastern refugees and trauma.
Rona is a 2020 recipient of Boston University’s Humanities Scholars Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in English literature from Boston University and Kilachand Honors College and a Master of Arts in writing and design for musical theater at Berklee NYC. She is open to connecting and collaborating on a variety of new work!
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Boston/New England
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- Theatrical Bookwriter
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