Laura Rocklyn

Laura Rocklyn

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company & Annapolis Shakespeare Company
Actor, Playwright and Dramaturge

Washington, D. C.

Member Since:
July 2012
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Laura

Laura Rocklyn is an actress based in the Washington, DC and Boston, MA areas where 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, Imagination Stage, Quill Theatre, Adirondack Shakespeare Company, Pallas Theatre Collective, and Ashlawn Opera Festival. Laura is an Acting Ensemble Member, Dramaturg, and Teaching Artist for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and a Resident Company Member and Teaching Artist with Annapolis Shakespeare Company. She has done three national tours with Olney Theatre Centers' National Players. 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, and a BA in Theatre and English Literature from Middlebury College. 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 Daughters of the American Revolution and The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.

Unique traits: I also work as a freelance first person historical interpreter, portraying characters from Jane Austen to Dolley Madison. More information about my one-woman shows can be found on my website!


  • Chocolate in George Washington's America

    Chocolate in George Washington's America (2018)
    Hosting by Mount Vernon New Media Host This is a short educational video I hosted for George Washington's Mount Vernon that explores the history of chocolate in the 18th century!

  • Red Velvet

    Red Velvet (2018)
    Theater by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Ellen Tree In this critically acclaimed biographical play, the Shakespearean actor from New York is remembered for his achievements on the bittersweet road to international superstardom more than 150 years ago. Red Velvet takes you backstage to witness the drama as Aldridge prepares for his history-making performance of Othello in London in 1833. How with the cast and the public react? Laura won the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Award for Best Actress for her performance in this role.

  • Clover

    Clover (2017)
    Theater by Ally Theatre Company Clover Adams/Playwright A new full-length play that explores the life of Gilded Age Washington socialite Clover Adams. Clover dives into the political and social scene upon arriving in DC, however, while coping with her beloved father’s death and the possible philandering of her husband, the darker forces that brew through her family line finally catch Clover in their grasp.

  • Alice and the Book of Wonderland

    Alice and the Book of Wonderland (2017)
    Theater by Annapolis Shakespeare Company Alice I was thrilled to play one of my dream roles in the world premier production of Annapolis Shakespeare Company's new adaptation of this Lewis Carroll classic.

  • Legends & Lies

    Legends & Lies (2015 - 2016)
    Television by Kevin R. Hershberger Abigail Adams Profiles of notable figures in American history, through dramatic re-enactments, interviews with descendants and historians, and archival photographs.

  • Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night (2016)
    Theater by Quill Theatre Viola Quill Theatre set this outdoor summer production of "Twelfth Night" in the Roaring 20s!

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)
    Theater by Annapolis Shakespeare/Donald Hicken Hermia I played Hermia in Annapolis Shakespeare's stunning outdoor production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the gardens of the historic Charles Carroll House in Annapolis, Maryland.

  • The Most Haunted Houses

    The Most Haunted Houses (2016)
    Voice-over by Washington Walks Clover Adams This was a brief promotional video for Washington Walks' "The Most Haunted Houses: The Original D.C. Ghost Tour," a walking tour. Book yours by visiting:

  • Sense & Sensibility

    Sense & Sensibility (2016)
    Theater by The Folger Theatre Elinor Dashwood u/s

  • Portrait

    Portrait (2015)
    Film (short) by Twelve14 Seth's Agent Reclusive artist Seth is unsure of how to woo the beautiful Katrina when they meet at a gallery exhibit of his work. Director: Mark Jason Welch Cinematography: Srikanth Nandigama Editor: Kerry King/ Written by Mark Jason Welch

  • Sense & Sensibility

    Sense & Sensibility (2015)
    Theater by Annapolis Shakespeare Company Marianne Dashwood

  • The Servant of Two Masters

    The Servant of Two Masters (2015)
    Theater by Annapolis Shakespeare Company Beatrice Rasponi

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona

    Two Gentlemen of Verona (2015)
    Theater by Annapolis Shakespeare Company Silvia

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities (2015)
    Theater by Annapolis Shakespeare Company Lucie Mannette

  • The Amazing Birth

    The Amazing Birth (2014)
    Film (short) by DC Dogs/Jonathan Zuck Spoon (Principal) Back in November 2014, DC Dogs participated in the Speakeasy Shorts competition, which paired filmmakers with storytellers to create a film in 5 days. Our story came from Jenny Splitter, who shared her experiences with pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, peer pressure and, above all, the notion that life is far more precious than the latest fad. The Dogs decided to take these life lessons to the extreme and mix in a little parody of the “reality” TV our society has so overwhelmingly embraced. The Amazing Race is in it’s 26th season! Scary. Is this a comedy or a horror film? You decide!

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol (2014)
    Theater by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company The Ghost of Christmas Past

  • She Stoops to Conquer

    She Stoops to Conquer (2014)
    Theater by Pallas Theatre Collective Kate Hardcastle

  • The Schemings of Scapin

    The Schemings of Scapin (2014)
    Theater by Annapolis Shakespeare Company Zerbinette

  • Richard III

    Richard III (2014)
    Theater by Richmond Shakespeare Festival Lady Anne

  • The Broken Continent

    The Broken Continent (2013)
    Series by Francis Abbey Woman of the Wood First of three pilot episodes of a new fantasy web series, produced by Ciscovaras Pictures, Team Jabberwocky and Cavegirl Productions. Eadwyn Redway, King of the Heart and the Blade, must confront a faction of rebel lords who oppose his quest to unite the Five Shards of Elyrion.

  • Tartuffe

    Tartuffe (2013)
    Theater by Annapolis Shakespeare Company Dorine/Elmire

  • Dracula

    Dracula (2013)
    Theater by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Miss Wells

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (2013)
    Theater by Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Titania

  • Henry VI, Parts 1-3

    Henry VI, Parts 1-3 (2013)
    Theater by Adirondack Shakespeare Company Bona, Rutland, John Talbot and others

  • As You Like It

    As You Like It (2013)
    Theater by Oxford Shakespeare Company Celia

  • Hamlet

    Hamlet (2013)
    Theater by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Ophelia


  • Best Actress Award from BroadwayWorld Baltimore for the role of Ellen Tree in "Red Velvet"

  • Helen Hayes Recommended for Annapolis Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona"

  • Helen Hayes Recommended for Annapolis Shakespeare's "A Tale of Two Cities"

  • Helen Hayes Recommended for Annapolis Shakespeare's "Servant of Two Masters"

  • Helen Hayes Recommended for Round House Theatre's "Pride & Prejudice"


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