Rachel Teagle

Rachel Teagle

Rachel Teagle is a playwright, director, and comedian who grew up in the Silicon Valley and graduated from Carleton College. She has had the privilege of working with many distinguished and supportive theaters, including Bedlam Theatre, the Workhaus Collective, Synchronicity Theatre, the Horizon Theatre Apprentice Company, and Serenbe Playhouse. While living in Georgia, she helped found the Atlanta Fringe...
Rachel Teagle is a playwright, director, and comedian who grew up in the Silicon Valley and graduated from Carleton College. She has had the privilege of working with many distinguished and supportive theaters, including Bedlam Theatre, the Workhaus Collective, Synchronicity Theatre, the Horizon Theatre Apprentice Company, and Serenbe Playhouse. While living in Georgia, she helped found the Atlanta Fringe Festival, now going into its fourth year. She has written five successful adaptations of classic literature for Serenbe Playhouse's award-winning family play series, most recently The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She was awarded the Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers prize in 2012 for The Ever and After.

Plays

  • The Ever and After
    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 Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons
    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...
    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 Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    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 Velveteen Rabbit: A Southern Gothic Tale
    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.
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    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 Snow Queen
    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.
  • MUSE
    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.
  • The Girl, The Fox, and The One Left Behind
    Three thieves who steal an ancient treasure that brings their deepest desires to life. A farce about larceny, fantasy, and a little tantric mime.
  • The Secret Garden
    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.
  • An Eye For An Eye
    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.