Rachel Nelson

Rachel Nelson

Rachel Nelson (she/her) is a theater maker that writes to the intersections of identity. She is especially interested in race, class, gender, and sexuality. She believes that artists are invested in the vital work of collectively imagining us out of oppression.

Her plays have been featured at Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab, The Minneapolis Fringe Festival, Orcas Island Actors Theater, The Sugar...
Rachel Nelson (she/her) is a theater maker that writes to the intersections of identity. She is especially interested in race, class, gender, and sexuality. She believes that artists are invested in the vital work of collectively imagining us out of oppression.

Her plays have been featured at Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab, The Minneapolis Fringe Festival, Orcas Island Actors Theater, The Sugar Space in Salt Lake City, SOUND OFF Festival of New Work in New Orleans, the University of Maine, Hollins University, and various found spaces across the country.

She was a featured playwright at The Seven Devils Playwrighting Festival with iD Theater. She is the 2015 recipient of the Rosa Parks Playwrighting Award (runner up), and has been featured on the Minneapolis radio program Queer Fruit, and was a featured writer for BOMB magazine. Her short fiction has been published by Damselfly Press.