Grace Heller

Grace Heller

Grace Heller is an emerging playwright and dramaturge from Seattle Washington. Currently a Dramatic Writing student at Western Washington University, she is working towards receiving her BA in Theatre in the Spring of 2019. Her body of work includes plays ranging from Theatre for Young Audiences to explicit and modern adaptations of ancient myths.

Plays

  • Rory's Story
    What does it mean to be not an adult or a child, but just in-between? Rory is 11, practically a teenager, and much too old for bedtime stories. But there are a few familiar faces who aren't ready to let her forget about them just yet. With the help of some new friends, imagination, and just a bit of magic Rory discovers a little more about what it means to grow up.

    NOTE: This script is not...
    What does it mean to be not an adult or a child, but just in-between? Rory is 11, practically a teenager, and much too old for bedtime stories. But there are a few familiar faces who aren't ready to let her forget about them just yet. With the help of some new friends, imagination, and just a bit of magic Rory discovers a little more about what it means to grow up.

    NOTE: This script is not intended for production. Please contact the playwright if you have questions about use of the script.
  • Retiring at 64 and Other Thoughts on Life
    Trish is deep into her post-graduation existential crisis - but now she's also in the middle of the woods with a twisted and bleeding ankle

Recommended by Grace Heller

  • Neat.
    20 Jun. 2019
    Breakups are hard. We all know this, and so do Nora and Gordon. As we watch these two stumble through the play you'll likely recognize mistakes you've made, mistakes you haven't, and things you maybe wish you'd done. The relatability of this show draws you in, but it is the reveals and the mystery of it that keeps you hooked until the very last line. McVay creates a very balanced argument - until it's not. The masterful dialogue and skillful handling of difficult themes make this play a fascinating read.
  • Another Goddamn Dystopian Play
    20 Jun. 2019
    Pure comedy - a playwriting inside joke that I feel most people on NPX will find incredibly relatable and deeply amusing. If you're beginning to be annoyed by the overwhelming number of dystopian plays out there right now, or if you love them, take a few minutes to read another goddamn one of them.
  • How Sweet The Sound
    20 Jun. 2019
    I mean it when I say that How Sweet The Sound is one of my favorite plays. An absolutely triumphant early script from a playwright we are all going to see a lot more of. McVay creates a world that creeps up on you, where no one, not even the audience has all the same information. She writes comedy, fantasy, drama, and even horror exceptionally well. This play will break your expectations time and time again, and leave you wanting more. An important work for our time in a style you don't frequently see.
  • Silver Sixpence
    20 Jun. 2019
    Absolutely worthy of all of its accolades. The sibling dynamic is captured and used uniquely in this short play. Now that I think about it Pitts is exceptionally skilled at writing sisters (check out some of her other work to see what I mean). Do yourself a favor and take a few minutes out of your day to read this touching and honest script.
  • Dust of the Street
    20 Jun. 2019
    Dust of the Street is a deeply honest piece of writing that speaks directly to the audience. It is impossible to walk away from this piece unaffected by what Chris (and Han) have to say. A beautiful and tragic depiction of family and what that means to the child of an adopted son. Absolutely worth a read- you won't want the play to end.