Rhiannon Ling

Rhiannon Ling

Rhiannon Ling (she/her) is a playwright, lyricist, dramaturg, actor, and director. Born and raised in Nebraska and trained in New York (BFA Theatre Arts/Writing, CAP21 Conservatory), she has alternated between New York City and the Midwest. Her passions lie within the studies of gender and sexuality, rape culture, mental illness, and social justice.

Plays

  • Monsters in Our Blood
    A young girl's growing up. A mother uncertain what to make of her curious daughter. A pastor who thinks he's doing the right thing. Four forgotten goddesses. When the seven meet in an idyllic American town, a remembering occurs that will forever alter each of their lives. Presented in ten chronological vignettes, "Monsters..." explores what it means to be woman in a world designed for men.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl Goes to Brunch
    Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Seductress, GBF, and Gamer Boy have been best friends since high school. They've stayed in their niches, in character, for as long as they can remember. When Manic Pixie Dream Girl breaks archetype and falls for a jock, their world implodes. It may be for the better. A short play designed for Zoom formatting, "Manic Pixie Dream Girl..." explores the harm and insanity of...
    Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Seductress, GBF, and Gamer Boy have been best friends since high school. They've stayed in their niches, in character, for as long as they can remember. When Manic Pixie Dream Girl breaks archetype and falls for a jock, their world implodes. It may be for the better. A short play designed for Zoom formatting, "Manic Pixie Dream Girl..." explores the harm and insanity of media archetypes and why they must be turned on their heads.

Recommended by Rhiannon Ling

  • HUMAN(E)
    24 Apr. 2022
    I adored this play. York so very cleverly entwines science and the humanities, weaving two very different women (at first glance) into a line as intrinsic and (non)sensical as the DNA she speaks of. It is compelling. It is touching and funny. It is gut-punching and loving. I loved every moment of reading it.
  • Griswold
    24 Apr. 2022
    This piece is, frankly, utter perfection. Its structure? Clever and compelling. Its characterization? Empathetic, witty, touching. Its discoveries and chronology? Goosebump-worthy. A stunning piece of feminist theatre.
  • A WITNESS
    24 Apr. 2022
    Henry excels at balance. Her fluidity and pacing, her marriage of meditative and passionate, her tempo and drive, all lead to a play compelling in its exploration of grief, mourning, and the bravery required to move forward. I was pulled in from its first moments, and it held me until its last.
  • Waterbearers
    24 Apr. 2022
    This play has stayed with me for months after my reading. Filled with poeticism, languid metaphor, and gut-punching prose, "Waterbearers" is a piece both fantastical and grounded. It is an unflinching view of history, of identity, of life, and it gives us just as much light as darkness. It haunts and holds in the best of ways.
  • Founders, Keepers
    24 Apr. 2022
    "Founders, Keepers" is one to catch its audience beautifully off-guard. Lyrical and grounded, full of wit and empathy, alternating between the sharpest of bites and the deepest of laughs, Behlke has written a play of poignancy, query, and exploration. It is a must-read and a must-perform.