Stories of power galvanize my art-making
- finding and articulating sources of strength that often lie unseen -
Rora Brodwin is a NYC-based actor and playwright, and a member of the Flea Theater's Resident Acting Company, The Bats. She most recently performed at the Dixon Place Theater in the New York premiere of her one-woman show, Bunny, Godmother of Title IX. Some of her other recent NYC acting credits include: A Modest Proposal (Cherry Lane Theater), Gather 'Round (Dixon Place), Ros/Guil are Dead (The Brick) and So Sad, So Sexy (Rising Sun Lab).
A recent Yale grad, Rora received the Yale Trumbull College Fine Arts Award for her original one-woman show: Bunny, Godmother of Title IX. An incredible true story, Dr. Bernice “Bunny” Sandler filed the lawsuit that turned into Title IX and made sex discrimination illegal in higher education. She found power where there was none, institutionalized it, and left it behind. Rora researched, wrote, performed, and produced the show.
On stage, Rora has performed such stage roles as Major Powell in Men on Boats (directed by Sherri Barber), Salieri in Amadeus, and Soldier in The Square Root of Three Sisters (Yale School of Drama and Dmitry Krymov Lab, Arts and Ideas Festival). On-screen, Rora has appeared as Penelope in Eve and Penelope at the End of the World and Elder in Hash.
Rora’s writing credits include Bunny, Godmother of Title IX (written and performed, one-woman show) and The Hours (co-adapted and performed). She also co-directed Control Group, Yale’s only experimental theater ensemble, devising six full-length shows and many happenings.