Laura Rocklyn

Laura RocklynLaura Rocklyn (she/her) is an actress based between Boston, MA, and Washington, DC. She has appeared on TV shows and web series such as Legends & Lies: Patriots, Investigation Discovery: Southern Fried Homicide, and The Broken Continent. She also performs with theatre companies across the country including The Folger Theatre, Round House Theatre, Synetic Family Theater, Kentucky Shakespeare, ClockJack Productions, Imagination Stage, Quill Theatre, Adirondack Shakespeare Company, Pallas Theatre Collective, and Ashlawn Opera Festival. For her performance as Ellen Tree in Red Velvet at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Laura was awarded the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Award for Best Actress in a Play. Laura is an Acting Ensemble Member, Dramaturg, and Teaching Artist for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and an Acting Troupe Member with History At Play. She has done three national tours with Olney Theatre Centers’ National Players. Laura also has a strong interest in history, and has performed self-written historic character portrayals up and down the East Coast to great acclaim for groups such as The Jane Austen Society of North America, The New York Society Library and The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. Her one-woman play, Charlotte Brontë: To Do More and Better Things was featured as a part of the North American Friends of Chawton House 2021 Speaker Subscription Series. Clover, a bio-drama Laura co-wrote with Ty Hallmark about Gilded Age socialite Marian “Clover” Adams, was produced by Ally Theatre Company in Washington, DC, in the autumn of 2017.

Laura holds an MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (winner of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award) Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University, a Shakespeare Certificate from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and a BA in Theatre and English Literature from Middlebury College.

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