Stories of power galvanize my art-making
- finding and articulating sources of strength that often lie unseen -
Rora Brodwin is a NYC-based actor, playwright and screenwriter, and a member of the Flea Theater's Resident Acting Company, The Bats. She most recently performed as the lead of The Fez at The Flea Theater, for a six week long run. Prior to that, Rora 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 Yale graduate, 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.
Rora is also extremely passionate about social impact entertainment. This past year, she has supported the launch of Gamechanger Films, a film finance and content development company dedicated to inclusive storytelling. In her free time, Rora likes geeking out about different companies and structures that embolden storytellers of diverse backgrounds to tell stories of social consequence: How can we re-shape and re-imagine the film and theater industries to both make money and do good?
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), The Hours (co-adapted and performed), and Gather 'Round (produced at Dixon Place). She also co-directed Control Group, Yale’s only experimental theater ensemble, devising six full-length shows and many happenings.