Grace Everett

Grace Everett

Grace Everett (she/her) is a young award-winning playwright and actress born and raised in Dallas, TX. She is now living in the heart of Chicago and is a junior Playwriting major at The Theatre School at DePaul University. She enjoys telling poetic, character-driven stories, and finds herself drawn towards writing for intimate venues and predominantly femme casts.

At age 16, Grace won the Texas...
Grace Everett (she/her) is a young award-winning playwright and actress born and raised in Dallas, TX. She is now living in the heart of Chicago and is a junior Playwriting major at The Theatre School at DePaul University. She enjoys telling poetic, character-driven stories, and finds herself drawn towards writing for intimate venues and predominantly femme casts.

At age 16, Grace won the Texas Thespian Festival's PLAYWORKS competition with her short play, 'The Last Sunrise of August 1973', which marked the beginning of her playwriting journey. Now, newly 21, Grace spends her time playing Dungeons & Dragons, studying, recording copious audition tapes, and figuring out what the hell it means to be an 'Adult'.

Grace also does arts accessibility work, and she is passionate about acting, singing, disability activism, content creation, and pointing out every dog she sees around Chicago.

www.GraceEverett.org

Plays

  • The Last Sunrise of August 1973
    10-15 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 unfolds via a collection of letters exchanged during the years leading up to the Great Depression.
  • Median
    FULL-LENGTH (90 MINS).
    Jane Conway is trapped between two worlds– too young for independence, but too smart for normalcy. When her mathematical prowess earns her early admission to college, Jane thrusts herself into a false pretense of adulthood against her father’s wishes. Against the backdrop of a rural East Texas town, Jane's two lives grow more incongruent, yet more interconnected, and when they...
    FULL-LENGTH (90 MINS).
    Jane Conway is trapped between two worlds– too young for independence, but too smart for normalcy. When her mathematical prowess earns her early admission to college, Jane thrusts herself into a false pretense of adulthood against her father’s wishes. Against the backdrop of a rural East Texas town, Jane's two lives grow more incongruent, yet more interconnected, and when they finally collide, it unearths long-buried truths about Jane and the ones she loves.
  • Ice Cream Friday
    15-20 MINUTES.
    After their lives are turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, best friends Katie and Carmen seek a sense of normalcy by inviting a new friend to join in an old childhood tradition.
  • The Burning Room Test
    60-75 MINUTES.
    "A building is on fire... who do you save?"
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 28:28
    10-15 MINUTES.
    Two women in a 19th-century lunatic asylum discover that their fellow patient’s affliction may be more dangerous than it seems.
  • Does A Bird Dream of Flight?
    15-20 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
    <10 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 (very 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.
  • Painless Regression
    60-75 MINUTES.
    An experimental chronic pain treatment program promises to cure its patients by allowing them to revisit childhood memories. Past and present bleed together when the treatment goes sideways, forcing patients to decide which they'd rather save: their bodies, or their minds.