: About the Playwright, Rachel Graf Evans

“Rachel Graf Evans is another exciting American voice launching in Atlanta. Don’t miss this opportunity to see her work – she’s at the beginning of an amazing career.” Celise Kalke, Artistic Programs Manager, Alliance Theatre

 “Maybe I’m biased because Rachel Graf Evans was my 2017/2018 Dramatists Guild Atlanta Young Ambassador… but COME ON, she also wrote a smart and very funny play about Pheromone Parties that rocked the house at Working Title Playwrights, and another very poignant one about Greek bad girl Medusa’s difficult romantic life. And, now, with BUILT TO FLOAT, she’s setting an “emotional déjà vu with a complete stranger” in the middle of America’s very real Opioid Crisis. It’s got poignancy and humor and the warm intimacy of a family trying to re-make itself. So, hurry up. Go see it! Pamela Turner, Atlanta Regional Rep, Dramatists Guild of America

RACHEL GRAF EVANS is a writer and theatre artist most interested in silenced and forgotten stories. Her play PHEROMONE was recently workshopped and presented as part of the Working Title Playwrights Ethel Woolson Lab.  Additional Atlanta Playwriting Credits Include: SUIT YOURSELF (WTP Courtroom Drama CLE @ AE); INCH BY INCH (Synchronicity’s Stripped Bare program); PEACH COBBLER (The Weird Sisters’ Dangerous Women); THE RIGHT KIND OF MARIGOLD (WTP 24 Hour Plays); [IF YOU DON’T KNOW] THE PLEDGE (1MPF); THE HANDMAID RHIANNON; NEWFOUND MASCOT; HER NAME IS HUNTER (Horizon Theatre Apprentice Showcase). RGE currently serves as the Dramatists Guild Young Ambassador for Atlanta, the Alliance Theatre’s Literary Intern, and is a proud member of both Working Title Playwrights and the Dramatists Guild. 2016-2017 Horizon Theatre Playwright Apprentice. B.A. with High Honors in Theatre/Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies: Oberlin College. This autumn, RGE will be pursuing her MFA as a member of Temple University’s inaugural cohort for Musical Theatre Collaboration in Philadelphia. For all updates RGE, stay tuned at www.rachelgrafevans.com

Interview with the Playwright