Rachel Graf Evans is a writer & theatre artist most interested in the telling of silenced & forgotten stories. She engages with the theatre arts as a social garden for growing empathy & nurturing understanding.
Currently based in Atlanta, RGE 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). Member: Dramatists Guild, Working Title Playwrights. 2016-17 Horizon Theatre Company Playwright Apprentice.
RGE is a co-winner of the 2018 Essential Playwriting Award for Georgia Playwrights for her piece BUILT TO FLOAT and a recipient of the Working Title Playwrights Ethel Woolson Lab for her play PHEROMONE.
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.
Prior to Atlanta, RGE spent four years in NYC working in various capacities including as playwright, producer, props designer, and performer. She self-produced three of her plays in three years (STRANGER ODDS: A QUEER LITTLE ROM COM at the 2013 Fresh Fruit Festival; RAVISHING MEDUSA at Theatre for the New City's 2014 Dream Up Festival; INCH BY INCH at TNC's 2015 Dream Up! Festival) as well as a new short play showcase exploring women and faith, featuring an all-female creative team (LET YOUR WOMEN KEEP SILENCE at Dixon Place, 2015).
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She is an Associate Member of the NYC women's barbershop chorus Sirens of Gotham.