Rebecca Salomonsson is a playwright, fiction writer, occasional poet, and middle school teacher living outside of Denver, CO. She has a Masters in Genre Fiction from Western Colorado University, a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Massachusetts/ Boston, and a certificate in performance from the National Shakespeare Conservatory. When not working, she can be found at home hanging out with her husband, two children, and their Mini Schnauzers. Read on to learn about Rebecca's plays and how to purchase them.
Tragic characters Ophelia, Desdemona, King Lear, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Romeo, Juliet, and others seek support at the Tragedians Anonymous group led by Prospero, where the meeting’s theme is “Identify those who wrong us and those who we wrong.” The characters proceed to confront the other characters in their plays, including Iago, Shakespeare’s worst scoundrel. They’re also forced to face their Fatal Flaws, who come to life onstage! When the confrontations don’t work out as planned, the tragic characters seek revenge! Plans go awry, and the group members are ultimately forced to make some difficult decisions about fate, forgiveness and foolery.
This is a fantastic comic send-up and tribute to Shakespeare’s tragedies that also re-familiarizes us with the storylines and characters from some of Shakespeare’s greatest works.
Forced to remain in isolation until further notice, four tragic characters make time to join a self-help group, virtually of course! Tragic characters Ophelia, Lady Anne, Romeo, and Juliet seek support at the Tragedians Anonymous group led by Prospero, where the meeting’s theme is, “Identify those who wrong us and those who we wrong.” In this smart, laugh-out-loud comedy that’s also quite educational, the characters proceed to confront the other characters in their plays. They’re also forced to face their personified Fatal Flaws!
This virtual masterpiece is a fantastic comic send-up and tribute to Shakespeare’s tragedies that also re-familiarizes us with the storylines and characters of some of Shakespeare’s greatest works. This play is a creative virtual adaptation of her award winning full-length play, Outrageous Fortune.
In this modern take on William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Demetrius is in love with Hermia because of her amazing math skills, but she only has eyes for Lysander. Helena is in love with Demetrius, who doesn’t like her. Duke Theseus is on the cusp of marrying Hippolyta, a bridezilla who is making life difficult for her party planner, Philostrate. The fairy king and queen are in a lovers spat, causing chaos in the woods. Meanwhile, a crew of Mechanicals – the worst acting troupe in the land – are rehearsing a play for the Duke’s wedding day. The fairies narrate the action in rhyming couplets, as the lovers take to the woods and get tangled up in magic charms, misplaced love, and misunderstanding. But all ends happily for lovers, actors, and wedding planners alike.
William Shakespeare is having a bad day. After a bad review, he doubts his ability to write. As he laments his choice to be a playwright – and considers turning to glove making like his father – he is visited by the nine Muses of Greek mythology. The Muses guide him through the stories that will become his source material for new ideas and leave him feeling inspired and ready to put his quill to paper again. Shakespeare and the Muses is an exploration of Greek mythology, Shakespeare’s works, and the question of where writers get their ideas from.