Laura Rocklyn

The Adventures of Louisa Catherine Adams

“The Adventures of Louisa Catherine Adams” is a living history performance, written and performed by actress, writer, and first person historical interpreter Laura Rocklyn. The audience meets Louisa Catherine Adams on March 4th, 1825, the morning of John Quincy Adams’ inauguration as the sixth President of the United States. In a rare moment of solitude, Louisa reflects on the events of her tumultuous life in the public eye. From her childhood in England and France, to her adventures as the wife of an American diplomat in Europe, where she charmed heads of state from Berlin to St. Petersburg, Louisa’s memories provide a glimpse into international politics during the Age of Revolutions.

[Recorded August 12, 2023]

Laura Rocklyn ( is an actress, writer, and first person historical interpreter. In addition to performing with regional theater companies across the country, she writes and performs historic character portrayals for educational groups on both sides of the Atlantic, and has worked as an historical interpreter at museums up and down the East Coast. Laura is a Museum Educator at the Paul Revere House Museum and an Acting Troupe Member with History At Play. She has published articles in “Brontë Studies” and “The Revere Express,” and she was the winner of the “LitMag” 2021 Virginia Woolf Award for short fiction. Laura holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and an MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.

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