Rachel Teagle

Rachel Teagle

Rachel Teagle is a playwright, librettist, and comedian who grew up in the Silicon Valley, moved around the country, and settled in Minnesota. She helped found the Atlanta Fringe Festival and the Twin Cities Playwright Cabal. She has written many successful adaptations of classic literature for Serenbe Playhouse's award-winning family play series, most recently Robin Hood. She was awarded the Leah Ryan...
Rachel Teagle is a playwright, librettist, and comedian who grew up in the Silicon Valley, moved around the country, and settled in Minnesota. She helped found the Atlanta Fringe Festival and the Twin Cities Playwright Cabal. She has written many successful adaptations of classic literature for Serenbe Playhouse's award-winning family play series, most recently Robin Hood. She was awarded the Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers prize for her play The Ever and After. She currently resides in St. Paul with her partner, two young daughters, and one old dog.

Plays

  • The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons
    FULL LENGTH: Suddenly all childhood dreams have come true, and the world is full of astronauts, ballerinas, cowboys, and princesses. It's a brave and glorious new world for everyone but Jess, who wanted to be a mastodon when she grew up. With the help of her friendly vocational adviser and her super-spy boyfriend, Jess embarks on a journey to find her place in the world, and discover why it seems to be...
    FULL LENGTH: Suddenly all childhood dreams have come true, and the world is full of astronauts, ballerinas, cowboys, and princesses. It's a brave and glorious new world for everyone but Jess, who wanted to be a mastodon when she grew up. With the help of her friendly vocational adviser and her super-spy boyfriend, Jess embarks on a journey to find her place in the world, and discover why it seems to be unraveling. An offbeat comedy about ambition, vocation, and restlessness.
  • The Ever and After
    FULL LENGTH: A post-apocalyptic fable about a super-intelligent cockroach named Thurston and his feral human ward, Sheelar, who come across a robotic woman named IDA in the wreckage of civilization. A play about horror, hope, and the power of stories.
  • The Snow Queen
    ONE ACT: An adaptation of Han Christian Andersen's classic tale of loyalty, redemption, and love. Join brave Gerda on her epic quest to save her brother from the icy allure of the mysterious Snow Queen and the chill creeping into his own heart. A triumph of love over cynicism, this stunningly visual piece is a holiday show like nothing you've ever seen before. Originally commissioned by Serenbe Playhouse.
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    ONE ACT: When a shy young girl stumbles on a troupe of traveling players, her afternoon stroll takes a detour into the bizarre, whimsical world of Wonderland. This commedia dell'arte inspired adaptation foregrounds the power of imagination as Alice discovers that confidence and wit are powerful tools to get her through Wonderland and life. Originally commissioned by Serenbe Playhouse.
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    ONE ACT: Come down the yellow brick road with a bold new adaptation full of heart, brains, and courage. Using innovative puppetry in an outdoor setting, this adaptation inspires audiences to look for the magic in their own backyard. After all, there is no place like home. Originally commissioned by Serenbe Playhouse.
  • The Secret Garden
    ONE ACT: Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic story, this new adaptation tells the story of sour Mary Lennox and how an abandoned garden taught her to bloom. Originally commissioned by Serenbe Playhouse and performed in an English garden.
  • A Cat Named Figment
    FULL LENGTH - Two women journey into the underworld to try and save their partner from his demons. A polyamorous Orpheus riff with puppets.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit: A Southern Gothic Tale
    ONE ACT: When a lonely little boy befriends a stuffed rabbit, he learns the value of friendship, loyalty, and the transformative power of love. This adaptation sets Margery Williams classic story in post Civil War Savannah, where broken toys and wild animals lead the Velveteen Rabbit on a journey to becoming real. Originally commissioned by Serenbe Playhouse, concept by Robyn Rebecca Young.
  • An Eye For An Eye
    FULL LENGTH: Alys is in trouble. Driven from her home by an unending war, she finds herself at the mercy of a scheming noblewoman and locked in a tower with three other young women. As the far away war gets closer and their guardian shows her true colors, the girls band together to sharpen their swords and their wits for the fight of their lives.
  • The Girl, The Fox, and The One Left Behind
    ONE ACT: Three thieves steal an ancient treasure that brings their deepest desires to life. A farce about larceny, fantasy, and a little tantric mime.
  • MUSE
    ONE ACT: A lazy writer and her frustrated muse try to conquer writer's block. An insider theater comedy that both lampoons and revels in our favorite cliches.
  • Under
    As Celeste commiserates with her neighbor about her moody teenage daughter, the ground splits open and enormous warrior moles emerge to kidnap them below the earth. Bonds are forged, loyalties are tested, and connections spark as everyone learns to look beneath the surface. An exploration of humanity, empathy, friendship and monsters.