Grace Everett

Grace Everett

Grace Everett (she/her) is a young award-winning playwright and actress born in Dallas, TX and currently based out of both Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL. She is proudly queer, autistic, and a member of Gen-Z.

In 2019, as a high school junior, Grace won the Texas Thespian Festival's PLAYWORKS Playwriting competition with her original short play, 'The Last Sunrise of August 1973'. She...
Grace Everett (she/her) is a young award-winning playwright and actress born in Dallas, TX and currently based out of both Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL. She is proudly queer, autistic, and a member of Gen-Z.

In 2019, as a high school junior, Grace won the Texas Thespian Festival's PLAYWORKS Playwriting competition with her original short play, 'The Last Sunrise of August 1973'. She enjoys telling slice-of-life stories about mental health, self-discovery, and what it means to be queer, neurodivergent, young, female, and/or all of the above. Now, Grace lives in Chicago and studies Playwriting at The Theatre School at DePaul University, home to one of the top undergraduate playwriting programs in the nation.

Grace has a passion for historical fiction, psychological thriller films, and collecting journals, dolls, and early-1900s cabinet card photographs. She also has an extensive knowledge of odd trivia facts, which she is always enthusiastic to share with others.

www.GraceEverett.org

Plays

  • The Last Sunrise of August 1973
    20-30 MINUTES.
    After two weeks missing, a free-spirited teen runaway returns home to pack her bags before leaving for good, only to be found by her best friend, who believes she has come home to stay.

    **Winner of the Texas Thespian Festival PLAYWORKS New Plays competition (2019). Honorable Mention recipient from the YouthPLAYS New Voices One Act competition (2021).**
  • Letters for Adelaide
    20-30 MINUTES.
    The story of the intimate and vulnerable love between two artists, including the secrets they had to keep from the world, unfolds via a series of letters exchanged between the two in the years leading up to the Great Depression.
  • The Burning Room Test
    60-75 MINUTES.
    "A building is on fire... who do you save?"
    -
    An artificially-intelligent android struggles to pass a consciousness test due to an apparent lack of morality. What she lacks in empathy, she makes up for in determination, and to pass her test, she will stop at nothing.
  • Sammie Doesn’t Play Cards With Us Anymore
    45-60 MINUTES.
    Five teenagers in an inpatient mental hospital grieve and process the loss of their friend, who took her life only days after her release.
  • 28:28
    TEN MINUTES.
    Two women in a 19th-century lunatic asylum discover that their fellow patient’s affliction may be more dangerous than it seems.
  • Ice Cream Friday
    15-20 MINUTES.
    After their lives are turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, best friends Katie and Carmen struggle with ending high school virtually and accepting someone new into their friend group.
  • Asscrack, Nowhere, USA: a monologue
    <10 MINUTES.
    18-year-old Cleo defies the odds of her small town, and her father's wishes, by moving away for college.
  • Does A Bird Dream of Flight?
    15-25 MINUTES.
    1841, Massachusetts. A female poet burdened, yet infatuated, with sick fantasies of death meets a traditionalist publisher quietly mourning the loss of his young daughter. They struggle to find common ground as a woman who has considered ending her life, and a man who would do anything to bring his late child back.
  • Cass: a short play for one woman
    TEN MINUTES.
    When the prophecies aren't enough to subdue Cass, Apollo finds a new method of psychological torture to control her.
    A modern play inspired by the characters and events of Greek mythology.
  • The Day The Music Died
    TEN MINUTES.
    Fina doesn’t want to let her sister go, but Lizzie knows her time is coming.
    A loose adaptation of Little Women, with music from ‘American Pie’ by Don McLean.
  • Oh, Honey!
    TEN MINUTES.
    A bottle of honey, a few left shoes, and a long-awaited confession change the way two feuding sisters say goodbye.
  • overexposed, in a dark room
    TEN MINUTES.
    A newly-ostracized popular girl is reunited with a former rival in a high school stairwell, when both of them seek refuge from their classmates for very different reasons.
  • Imaginary Grilled Cheese (With Apples), or, The World is Ending and All We Can Do is Taste It
    TEN MINUTES.
    in the ten remaining minutes before the world ends, McKoy and Byrne enjoy each other's company and reminisce about what was, what could have been, and what will never be. (but it's not that poignant.)
  • Nothing New
    TEN MINUTES.
    Lani, an aspiring lawyer of average intelligence, and Alyssa, a gifted student with little passion for her studies, open their college decision emails.