Rachel Bublitz

Rachel Bublitz

Rachel Bublitz is an award winning and internationally produced playwright. She founded the 31 Plays in 31 Days Project, the Loud & Unladylike reading festival, and is a former Youth Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America. In 2015 she was awarded the June Anne Baker Prize and the Emerging Playwright Award from PlayGround, the Bay Area's leading playwright incubator. Her full length play...
Rachel Bublitz is an award winning and internationally produced playwright. She founded the 31 Plays in 31 Days Project, the Loud & Unladylike reading festival, and is a former Youth Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America. In 2015 she was awarded the June Anne Baker Prize and the Emerging Playwright Award from PlayGround, the Bay Area's leading playwright incubator. Her full length play "Of Serpents & Sea Spray" was produced with Custom Made Theatre Co.’s 2015/16 season and will go on for a second production with This Is Water Theatre in April of 2017. She has also worked with San Francisco Playhouse, Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco Olympians Festival, Wyoming Theater Festival, Subversive Theatre Collective, Wily West Productions, Unity Stage Company, The One Minute Play Festival, San Francisco Theater Pub, PianoFight, San Jose Rep’s Emerging Artist Lab (SJReal), All Terrain Theater, and many others. Her play "My Body" was published in Smith & Kraus' The Best Ten Minute Plays 2014. Her other plays include: "Ripped," "Break Room," "Murder Girls," "Mommy Dances With The Devil," "The Fantasy Club," "The Red House Monster," "Mom’s Ham," "Reading Babar in 2070," and "Oy, Oy, Oy, Merry Christmas!" Rachel has an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her two viking like children.

Plays

  • Of Serpents & Sea Spray
    OF SERPENTS AND SEA SPRAY, tells the story of an orphan named Iro who is the subject of ridicule by other children and punishment by uncaring foster parents. During one of her many tours through solitary confinement in the closet, Iro’s imagination brings the her with a mission: find Pegasus. On her quest, taking with her only books and her imaginary friend Annika, Iro hides herself on an ocean liner, joins a...
    OF SERPENTS AND SEA SPRAY, tells the story of an orphan named Iro who is the subject of ridicule by other children and punishment by uncaring foster parents. During one of her many tours through solitary confinement in the closet, Iro’s imagination brings the her with a mission: find Pegasus. On her quest, taking with her only books and her imaginary friend Annika, Iro hides herself on an ocean liner, joins a circus, and has many other adventures... and along the way finds the truth about the death of her parents.
  • Ripped
    Lucy, a freshman in college, is excited by the new people in her life, but conflicted by the hard task of saying goodbye to her first love. As she struggles to find balance in her new life, a sexual encounter leaves her confused and concerned that she may have been a victim of rape. As she tries to piece together what brought her to situation, the play moves back and forth through time and space unraveling the...
    Lucy, a freshman in college, is excited by the new people in her life, but conflicted by the hard task of saying goodbye to her first love. As she struggles to find balance in her new life, a sexual encounter leaves her confused and concerned that she may have been a victim of rape. As she tries to piece together what brought her to situation, the play moves back and forth through time and space unraveling the events and interactions between Lucy and the two young men she’s torn between.
  • Mom's Ham
    A ten-minute adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MOM’S HAM follows a woman’s desperate attempt to make a perfect Christmas feast in honor of her mother’s recent passing.
  • Once A Spy
    When the Germans invade France, Nancy, a rich socialite house wife, isn’t able to sit back and do nothing. Despite her husband's objections, she gets involved with the resistance. For Nancy it’s a slippery slope and soon she graduates from delivering letters to breaking men out of concentration camps. Forced to flee the country with the Gestapo and Vichy on her heals, she is lead to safety over the...
    When the Germans invade France, Nancy, a rich socialite house wife, isn’t able to sit back and do nothing. Despite her husband's objections, she gets involved with the resistance. For Nancy it’s a slippery slope and soon she graduates from delivering letters to breaking men out of concentration camps. Forced to flee the country with the Gestapo and Vichy on her heals, she is lead to safety over the Pyrenees Mountains. Nancy, however, isn’t satisfied with a quiet life back in England and requests quickly to be sent back into the fight. After training, the SOE drop Nancy back into France and into one of the Marquis camps, a guerrilla group of Frenchmen still fighting the Germans. Surviving in a male dominated world, Nancy’s motivations are constantly called into question, forcing her to make the men see her as a person capable of great things and not just an object of desire. At the end of the war though, when France is finally free, the audience and Nancy learn just how much she sacrificed by fighting for what she believes in.
  • Break Room
    The evening spirals out of control for Luke and Chloe, as the two try desperately to hold onto one another as their situation changes. Luke, an almost thirty year old assistant manager at Target, has put together a celebration for his co-worker and girlfriend, Chloe, who happens to still be in high school. Unfortunately, what’s good news for Luke devastates Chloe, and she lashes out with the only weapon she has...
    The evening spirals out of control for Luke and Chloe, as the two try desperately to hold onto one another as their situation changes. Luke, an almost thirty year old assistant manager at Target, has put together a celebration for his co-worker and girlfriend, Chloe, who happens to still be in high school. Unfortunately, what’s good news for Luke devastates Chloe, and she lashes out with the only weapon she has until a new balance can be reached between them. Break Room is one continuous scene with two characters.
  • My Body
    In a world in which men are no longer trusted to make decisions concerning their own bodies, women hold all of the cards.
  • Reading Babar in 2070
    In the slightly distant future, a little girl discovers the high price of unchecked human development and story time will never be the same.
  • Lean In With Liz!
    A new mom fights with her 13 year-old self about going back to work or staying home longer with the new baby.
  • Employee of the Month
    A disagreement over what employee of the month Jordan should wear in her honorary photo for the company website is made complicated by the presence of her teenage daughter and every day sexism.
  • Swallowed
    Three young scientists film their own destruction in an attempt to wake up to the world to the reality of climate change.
  • Oy, Oy, Oy, Merry Christmas!
    The time has come for Moeshe to fill in his grand daughter, Sarah, on their family’s greatest secret and ask her to join in the cause. The fate of the Jewish people is on the line… If only he could get her to stop laughing at him.
  • How Gretchen Stole Christmas
    A Seuss-inspired Christmas comedy about a teenage runaway and her selfish return home for the holidays.
  • Clever Catherine
    In the midst of his daily chores, Farmer comes across a beautiful golden mortar and decides, despite his daughter Catherine’s warnings, to present it the King as a gift. When the King asks for a golden pestle to match, in the same manner that Catherine had warned he would, the Farmer is understandably upset. When the King learns that Catherine had predicted his statement exactly he gives Farmer another riddle...
    In the midst of his daily chores, Farmer comes across a beautiful golden mortar and decides, despite his daughter Catherine’s warnings, to present it the King as a gift. When the King asks for a golden pestle to match, in the same manner that Catherine had warned he would, the Farmer is understandably upset. When the King learns that Catherine had predicted his statement exactly he gives Farmer another riddle for her. After a series of riddles go back and forth between the King and Catherine, the King decides to marry this clever girl. Soon he finds out though, that if you marry a clever girl, you get a clever Queen, when Catherine cannot help but meddle in the affairs of state. Now Catherine must use all her wits to save her marriage and prove to the King that he needs her to help him run the kingdom.
  • Much Ado About Mathletes
    An all-girls mathletes team (that ponders in iambic pentameter) is shaken to it's core when it's asked to do the unthinkable... Let a boy join their team.
  • Under The Gods' Golden Cleats
    The legend of Achilles mashed with Texas football; a world where cheerleaders are slaves and you earn extra points for killing members of the opposing team. Achilles, a young football legend, is the number one ranked player in the country. When the Trojans kidnap their precious bovine mascot, Helen, Achilles chooses to die young and glorious rather than grow old and lose his talents. Before leaving for Troy,...
    The legend of Achilles mashed with Texas football; a world where cheerleaders are slaves and you earn extra points for killing members of the opposing team. Achilles, a young football legend, is the number one ranked player in the country. When the Trojans kidnap their precious bovine mascot, Helen, Achilles chooses to die young and glorious rather than grow old and lose his talents. Before leaving for Troy, Achilles discovers that only after he kills a Trojan player, Hector, will he meet his end, and decides to try and fool the Fates. Agamemnon, his coach, takes Briseis, the head cheerleader, away from Achilles as punishment for not playing at his best. When Achilles’ boyfriend Patroclus decides to play in his place in an attempt to save the Greek football team and keep them from being outed, Achilles learns the hard way that the Fates are not to be fooled around with.