Rachel Graf Evans

Rachel Graf Evans

RGE is a writer and theater artist currently based in Philadelphia, PA, where she is an MFA Candidate in the inaugural cohort for Musical Theatre Collaboration at Temple University. From 2016-2018, RGE created in Atlanta where she was a co-winner of the 2018 Essential Playwriting Award for Georgia Playwrights for her play BUILT TO FLOAT, as well as a recipient of the Ethel Woolson Lab at Working Title...
RGE is a writer and theater artist currently based in Philadelphia, PA, where she is an MFA Candidate in the inaugural cohort for Musical Theatre Collaboration at Temple University. From 2016-2018, RGE created in Atlanta where she was a co-winner of the 2018 Essential Playwriting Award for Georgia Playwrights for her play BUILT TO FLOAT, as well as a recipient of the Ethel Woolson Lab at Working Title Playwrights for her play PHEROMONE. During her Atlanta tenure, she served as the Dramatists Guild Regional Young Ambassador for Atlanta, the Alliance Theatre's 2017-18 Literary Intern (where she was the Office Referee of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition), and a 2016-17 Playwright Apprentice at Horizon Theatre Company. She has studied playwriting with Jacqueline Goldfinger, Addae Moon, Arlene Hutton, David Walker, and Caroline Jackson-Smith. Graduate of Oberlin College (B.A. High Honors Theatre/Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies) and Westtown School. Stay tuned at www.rachelgrafevans.com

Plays

  • PHEROMONE
    (FULL LENGTH) Six years into her relationship with Paulie, Olive can’t help but wonder if things are growing stale because the chemistry literally isn’t there. What matters more in a successful relationship: biology or commitment? Somewhere in a dilapidated warehouse in Atlanta, a new kind of party is just getting started. Wear a t-shirt for three days, put it in a ziploc bag, bring it to the party, fall in...
    (FULL LENGTH) Six years into her relationship with Paulie, Olive can’t help but wonder if things are growing stale because the chemistry literally isn’t there. What matters more in a successful relationship: biology or commitment? Somewhere in a dilapidated warehouse in Atlanta, a new kind of party is just getting started. Wear a t-shirt for three days, put it in a ziploc bag, bring it to the party, fall in love. An awkward olfactory inquiry into the nature of attraction, betrayal, and the quirky characters we meet in our quest to find true love.
  • RAVISHING
    (FULL LENGTH) RAVISHING unearths the oft-forgotten myth of how Medusa became the hideous Gorgon we remember. A young resident of the Temple of Athena, Medusa gets caught in a conflict between gods, resulting in an unpunished crime that forever alters her fate. Then, when King Polydectes proclaims he is to wed Perseus' mother, Perseus must offer a wedding gift to the couple. Having no monetary wealth, he...
    (FULL LENGTH) RAVISHING unearths the oft-forgotten myth of how Medusa became the hideous Gorgon we remember. A young resident of the Temple of Athena, Medusa gets caught in a conflict between gods, resulting in an unpunished crime that forever alters her fate. Then, when King Polydectes proclaims he is to wed Perseus' mother, Perseus must offer a wedding gift to the couple. Having no monetary wealth, he pledges a task of valor at the King's request. What does the King seek? The Head of the Mortal Gorgon. This play in two acts explores what it means to make a choice when it seems you have nothing left.
  • A PICTURE SPEAKS
    (FULL LENGTH) On the heels of a historic win for Senator Emerson Caldwell, campaign manager Morgan Daniels is unwittingly thrust into the spotlight in a sexting scandal and promptly fired. As Morgan is wined and dined by media mogul Bruce Kershaw and trailed by down-home gossip magazine sensationalist Rhonda Wallace, she must decide how much of the celebrity game she is willing to play to clear her name.
  • BUILT TO FLOAT
    (FULL LENGTH) Tess quietly crusades to keep it together, working full time as a phlebotomist and caring for her ailing mother Marjorie who likes to harp on Tess’s dormant dreams of becoming a doctor. Suddenly, her sister Roz shows back up from rehab, pledging high expectations and a clean slate. When stranger William, an echo of their deceased father, arrives in town with a tempting new avenue of employment,...
    (FULL LENGTH) Tess quietly crusades to keep it together, working full time as a phlebotomist and caring for her ailing mother Marjorie who likes to harp on Tess’s dormant dreams of becoming a doctor. Suddenly, her sister Roz shows back up from rehab, pledging high expectations and a clean slate. When stranger William, an echo of their deceased father, arrives in town with a tempting new avenue of employment, Tess’s mental health disintegrates, thus forcing them all to wrestle with the meaning of blame, inheritance, and survival.
  • THE HANDMAID RHIANNON
    (ONE ACT; TEEN CAST) Daphne thinks she's been summoned to the Palace for a Princess eligibility contest she's unlikely to win. Eloïse, meanwhile, thinks she's meeting, greeting, and dressing her future Queen for the Royal Wedding. A sweet one-act about two young women who form an unlikely bond as they navigate the messy waters of expectation, duty, and how to love.
  • INCH BY INCH
    (ONE ACT) Bridget and her partner Wyn have returned to Bridget's hometown for her mother's funeral. Bridget learns that she has inherited the house and vegetable garden and finds she must reconcile her own deep-seated fears about family and identity before the Garden will let her leave.
  • STRAWBERRIES
    (ONE ACT) Hungover on the morning after their wedding, Carolyn and Thad can't seem to get it together to be in love with each other. Carolyn's Bubbe Iris shows up just in time to meddle and leave a little magic.
  • NEWFOUND MASCOT
    (SHORT) What are you willing to sacrifice for a few LOLs? Trapped at a football game, young teachers Carina and Xander are at their wits' end so when will this team lose already so they can go drink about it! Xander has a new beau, Carina is made of espresso, what could go wrong in this friendship?
  • PEACH COBBLER
    (SHORT; HORROR) Sisters Jo and Val have a secret and she's called Annie, their mother, who has been a corpse for the past ten years in an ice chest in the middle of their living room floor. Inspired by true given circumstances.
  • THE RIGHT KIND OF MARIGOLD
    (SHORT; TYA; EDUCATIONAL) The sun rises, another day has arrived! We are in the garden with a quirky and assorted accidental family of plants: Sunny the Sunflower is still a show-off, Q the Cucumber adores Sunny anyway, Kentucky Blue String Bean is strung between them, and Stinking Roger is in the way ...again. But when Karen the Gardener announces it's moving day, everyone loses their petals! Who will get...
    (SHORT; TYA; EDUCATIONAL) The sun rises, another day has arrived! We are in the garden with a quirky and assorted accidental family of plants: Sunny the Sunflower is still a show-off, Q the Cucumber adores Sunny anyway, Kentucky Blue String Bean is strung between them, and Stinking Roger is in the way ...again. But when Karen the Gardener announces it's moving day, everyone loses their petals! Who will get to go? Who will have to stay? A petite playground fable.
  • ROOKIE MISTAKE
    (SHORT) When everything imaginable goes wrong on the day of her sister’s wedding, Maid of Honor Marlee tries valiantly to salvage the remains (with no help from the only remaining bridesmaid or her mother) until the worst arrives: the Bride. Rookie Mistake is a short, smart comedy about luck, secrets, and the meaning of sisterhood.