Rachel Diamond

Rachel Diamond

Rachel Diamond is a Philadelphia-based playwright who has been produced in both the US and the UK. She is currently the resident dramaturg with the Philadelphia Dramatists' Center and enjoys writing plays for young audiences and adults alike.

Plays

  • Straight on 'Til Morning
    Mary Kenton doesn’t want to grow up. Nevertheless, her fourteenth birthday is upon her and she seems doomed to a life of boredom and discussions of the weather… until she is visited by Peter Pan. In this prequel to the beloved Barrie tale, Mary visits Neverland to discover a much darker truth than her children will: that perfect isn’t always preferable, expectations can be too high, and that sometimes, growing...
    Mary Kenton doesn’t want to grow up. Nevertheless, her fourteenth birthday is upon her and she seems doomed to a life of boredom and discussions of the weather… until she is visited by Peter Pan. In this prequel to the beloved Barrie tale, Mary visits Neverland to discover a much darker truth than her children will: that perfect isn’t always preferable, expectations can be too high, and that sometimes, growing up happens whether we like it or not. Sent to an asylum for her incessant talk of magical lands, Mary emerges to grapple with the control of society, the love of a boy, and the reality that even if she finds answers for herself, she can’t find them for her children.