Rachel Graf Evans is a writer and theatre artist most interested in the telling of silenced and forgotten stories.

She is a co-winner of the 2018 Essential Playwriting Award for Georgia Playwrights
and a recipient of the Ethel Woolson Lab at Working Title Playwrights.

cred. Hao Feng Photography

cred. Hao Feng Photography

Currently based in Atlanta, GA, RGE was raised in Baltimore, Jerusalem, and Jakarta, before attending Quaker boarding school in Westtown, PA. After one year in the musical theatre performance training program at NYU - CAP21, she transferred to Oberlin College. She graduated from Oberlin with High Honors in Theatre / Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies for the research, writing, and musical composition of VESSEL: A NEW MUSICAL, a piece exploring the intersection of infertility and female gender identity. 

RGE now serves as the Dramatists Guild Regional Young Ambassador for Atlanta and the Alliance Theatre's Literary Intern (where she is the Office Referee of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition). She is also a member of Working Title Playwrights and was a 2016-17 Playwright Apprentice at Horizon Theatre Company. She is in the midst of writing her first novel, a queer feminist princess YA adventure, based on her one-act play THE HANDMAID RHIANNON. 

Read some of her work on the New Play Exchange.

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 TheatreYork Theatre Company, Fresh Fruit Festival and Theatre for the New City's Dream Up Festival.

She is an Associate Member of the NYC women's barbershop chorus Sirens of Gotham.

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cred. Hao Feng Photography

cred. Hao Feng Photography

Recent Playwriting Credits

SUIT YOURSELF
Directed by Corey Bradberry
Featuring Joshua Brooks and Maythinee Washington
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts CLE @ AE with WTP
Atlanta, GA
 
INCH BY INCH
Directed by Elizabeth Dinkova
Featuring Dani Herd and RGE
Synchronicity Theatre's Stripped Bare Development Program
Atlanta, GA

THE RIGHT KIND OF MARIGOLD
Directed by Patrick Schweigert
Featuring Mary Claire Klooster, Eric Lang, Edward Romero,
Parris Sarter, and Haviland Stillwell
Working Title Playwrights 24 Hour Play Festival
Atlanta, GA

THE HANDMAID RHIANNON
Directed by Corey Bradberry
Featuring Kaisha Marlow and Maggie Dillon
as part of the Apprentice Company One-Act Play Festival @ Horizon Theatre Company
Atlanta, GA

(IF YOU DON'T KNOW) THE PLEDGE
Directed by Anna Richardson
Featuring Brittany L. Smith, Barbara Smith-Washington, Sarah Beth Moseley, Odin McEvoy, Mary Russell, and Ben Barlow
as part of the 6th Annual Atlanta One Minute Play Festival, Producing Artistic Director Dominic D'Andrea
Atlanta, GA