Rachel Graf Evans is an award-winning writer and theatre artist currently based in Philadelphia, PA.
A dual MFA Candidate, RGE is a member of the inaugural George and Joy Abbott MFA in Musical Theatre Collaboration cohort as a Bookwriter/Librettist, as well as an MFA Playwriting Candidate at the Hollins University Playwrights Lab, where she was a first year merit scholar.
From 2016-2018, RGE created in Atlanta where she was a co-winner of the 2018 Essential Playwriting Award for Georgia Playwrights for her play BUILT TO FLOAT, as well as a recipient of the Ethel Woolson Lab at Working Title Playwrights for her play PHEROMONE. During her Atlanta tenure, she served as the Dramatists Guild Regional Young Ambassador for Atlanta, the Alliance Theatre's 2017-18 Literary Intern (where she was the Office Referee of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition), and a 2016-17 Playwright Apprentice at Horizon Theatre Company. She has studied playwriting with Jacqueline Goldfinger, Addae Moon, Arlene Hutton, David Walker, and Caroline Jackson-Smith.
She is proud member of the Atlanta Playwright Development group Working Title Playwrights and the Dramatists Guild.
Prior to Atlanta, RGE spent four years in NYC working in various capacities (including as playwright, producer, props designer, and performer) with New Georges, LCT3 at Lincoln Center, PowerOutNYC, Hot Pepper Theatre, York Theatre Company, Fresh Fruit Festival and Theatre for the New City's Dream Up Festival, as well as singing with the competitive women’s barbershop chorus Sirens of Gotham.
Graduate of Oberlin College (High Honors, Theatre/Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies) and Westtown School.