Rachael Carnes

Playwright

Rachael has productions across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Asia, and invitations to the Inge Theatre Festival, the Midwestern Dramatists Center, the Mid-America Theater Conference, the American Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference New Play Development Series and the Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, as well as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Playwriting Intensive. Rachael’s award-winning play Partner Of— is published by the Coachella Review, and was featured in the 2019 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival in New York City. Her play Egg in Spoon will be published in the Coachella Review and her plays Ice Front and Curbed will be published in the Silk Road Review. Rachael’s full-length play Canopy enjoyed staged readings at the WriteON Festivalin Cambridge, U.K. and the Parsons Nose Theatre in Pasadena, where she returns in Fall 2019 with her new full-length, Windberry Creek. Rachael’s play Practice House had a staged reading at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, was workshopped at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, and is a semi-finalist for the 2019 New Dramatists Princess Grace Award. Rachael is the founder and editor of CodeRedPlaywrights, a consortium of writers across the country, responding to gun violence. She and her family live in Oregon.