Serena Norr Jazz on Main
Performing “Ode to the Wlyd Women” at WMN Unite’s Annual Holiday Fundraiser.

I am a theater artist, playwright, director, screenwriter, and writer who has been writing plays since 2003, but, really since I was 12 when I used to create worlds and make up movies. Growing up, theater was completely out of reach (I don’t even think I knew what a play was), so I am passionate about making sure that theater is reachable to all audiences, regardless of financial status.

I believe in telling stories from different perspectives — to awaken, inspire, and connect.

My plays have been performed at the Omaha Fringe Festival (2021), White Plains Performing Arts Center, the New Deal Creative Arts Center, NYC at the Players Theater with the Rogue Theater Festival and the Short Play Festival and at University of Alabama as well as various productions over Zoom. I have also been a second-rounder  at the Austin Film Festival in 2022 for “Agency for the Lost” and 2023 for “Spin Cycle.” 

My monologue “OTHER” was published in Theatre Unbound’s “Bittersweet” Monologue Collection and “Zoom Like No One is Watching” was published in the “UNTITLED COVID SHORT PLAY ANTHOLOGY” by Flower Song Press (2022).  In 2023, “Cut Out Fam” was published in “ellipsis… literature & art Drama,” “Stocked” was published in the “Stonecoast Review,” and “Doors” was published in the Rivers Edge Journal.

During COVID, 15 of my plays received Zoom productions, including “The Dividing Demons” performed with Primary Stages, “The Bookstore” performed with Westchester Collaborative Theater,” “Zoom Like No One is Watching” performed with Sister Shakes for the Show Must Go Online Play Festival and B Street Theatre’s New Play Brunch, to name a few productions.

Serena Norr Playwright

My monologues, “It’s the Michelle Jennings Show,” “Waiting and Wanting, “Mama, Can You Hear Me? “Deep in Night Thoughts,” “Behind the Bars” and “Zoom-A-Ference 2022″ was performed with Vintage Soul Productions. Recently, my short “Secrets & Lies” was a part of The Queans Theatre REPRESENT festival, my full-length “The Demise of Baby Johnson” was showcased through the Dramatists Guild’s DG Footlights Series, “Purdy’s” was a part of the Omaha Fringe Festival, and my plays “Morning Ritual” “Zoom Like No One is Watching” was performed as a part of Rogue Theater Festival. Additionally, “$5 dollah, $5 dollah” was performed at the NYC Short Play Festival and “The Rainbow Method” was performed with the New Deal Creative Arts Center.

I am a proud board member of WMN Unite, member of The Dramatists Guild, Westchester Collaborative Theater, Cut Edge Collective, participant of the 2021 Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive and Women’s Theatre Festival (WTF) Directing Program.

You can find the complete list of my plays here.

I am also a writer, marketer, social media manager, and strategist, specializing in digital content and editorial (check out more about my professional background). This has included managing teams, managing websites, writing online content, creating internal SEO strategies, managing freelancers and team members, creating social media strategies, creating blogger and influencer programs, hosting and speaking at events and more. Most recently, I helped to produce the International Women’s Day Concert for Girls With Impact.

I am also the founder of Let’s Make a Play where I teach playwriting to kids and adults in Westchester.

I can be contacted at

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