Piper Rasmussen

Piper Rasmussen

Early-career playwright working in New York. BA Theatre, Barnard College of Columbia University. Most recent production: The Woman Illusion at Theatre for The New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival (Artistic Director Crystal Field). Other works/readings produced by The Pulp Stage (Portland, OR), Madlab Theatre and Gallery (Columbus, OH), and Barnard College. Young Playwrights Inc. National Contest Winner (2012...
Early-career playwright working in New York. BA Theatre, Barnard College of Columbia University. Most recent production: The Woman Illusion at Theatre for The New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival (Artistic Director Crystal Field). Other works/readings produced by The Pulp Stage (Portland, OR), Madlab Theatre and Gallery (Columbus, OH), and Barnard College. Young Playwrights Inc. National Contest Winner (2012, New York, NY), and recognized as a finalist for the Heideman Award by the Actors Theatre of Louisville (2013, Louisville, KY).

Piper regularly reviews New York theatre for Theatre Is Easy (Theasy.com). Administrative/artistic apprenticeships with Object Collection, The Actors Company Theatre, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, and others.

Plays

  • Rumplestiltskin
    Lesbian carnival barker Jess has shrugged her way into an endless stream of trailer payments, popping balloons, and breaking equipment shared with her best friend Brian. When a young local girl and a psychic wander into the funfair looking for salvation, Jess finds that the girl stirs up old, dangerous longings - and that fulfillment might just mean losing her future.
  • The Many-Splendored Thing
    Teenage Jemima (she knows) is taking some time out in the barn, disentangling her dreams from her twin sister's. An uninvited guest stumbles out of the cornfield, injured and lost. Is this boy-meets-girl, or something more sinister and strange?

Recommended by Piper Rasmussen

  • Age of Bees
    26 Jun. 2015
    I saw this play at Madlab Theatre and Gallery in Columbus, Ohio and was blown away. Age of Bees weaves a beautiful story out of the threads of the best drama and the best science fiction - a little bit of Woyzeck, a little bit of The Handmaid's Tale, some Orson Scott Card, and something uniquely Palmquist. It also has three incredible roles for women.