Longtime friends and artistic collaborators Laura Frenzer and Rohana Kenin founded Uncommon Wombat Productions, LLC in 2015 to develop and produce stories that explore the lives of women in funny, surprising, or absurd ways, while always remaining grounded in reality. The short film The Hope Chest Has A Secret Drawer, currently in pre-production, will begin shooting in early November 2021. As founder and a board member, respectively, of PLG Arts they produced six seasons of critically-acclaimed Shakespeare performances in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, well-attended music events, and art fairs and group art shows. For this work, they were recognized by both former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and current Borough President Eric Adams for cultural contributions to the community. Uncommon Wombat's first production, the critically-acclaimed, award-winning web series 47 Secrets to A Younger You, followed the lives of two working moms in Brooklyn trying to survive everyday disasters while middle-aging not so gracefully. It was an Indiewire pick, and won both Best Dramedy at the NYC Webfest and Best Web Series at the Katra Film Festival in 2016.
Laura Frenzer (Executive Producer/Writer/Director/Actor) has performed for decades in theater, film, television, improv, and sketch comedy shows in New York City and abroad, and with many theatre companies including the Chekhov Theatre Ensemble, the Modern Theatre of Myth, and Classics on Tour as well as performing at the MASZK Theatre Festival in Hungary. She is a proud UCB graduate and teaching artist in New York City public schools, where she has worked with Camp Broadway, Stages of Learning, the American Globe Theatre, and Creative Stages NYC. In 2006, Laura founded PLG Arts, a multi-disciplinary community arts organization that produced 6 seasons of free theatre in Prospect Park, numerous live music events, craft fairs, and group art shows. Former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and then State Senator, now Borough President Eric Adams gave Laura special recognition for her work in PLG Arts and she was nominated for a Brooklyn Do-Gooder Award in the Arts For All category. She is so excited to be able to work along side both her children in 47 Secrets To A Younger You! LauraFrenzer.com
Rohana Kenin (Executive Producer/Writer/Actor) has been performing in theater, film, animation, and improv for decades. She's worked in production for an equal length of time; starting out in New York's dowtown experimental theater scene in the 90s with companies including Target Margin Theater and Tectonic Theater Project to producing numerous sold-out New York String Orchestra concerts presented by Carnegie Hall, chamber music concerts at The New School and 6 seasons of free theater and music events in Prospect Park with PLG Arts. AEA/SAG-AFTRA. RohanaKenin.com