Rachael Carnes


Playwright Rachael Carnes had more than 50 productions in 2019, across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Asia, with recent invitations to develop work at the William Inge Theatre Festival (2018), the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Playwriting Intensive (2019), the Midwestern Dramatists Center Conference (2018 & 2019), the Mid-America Theater Conference (2019 & 2020), the American Association for Theatre in Higher Education New Play Development Series (2019), the Sewanee Writers’ Conference (2019), the Ivoryton Playhouse Women Playwrights Initiative (2019), the Parson’s Nose Theatre’s Women Playwright Series (Winter and Fall, 2019), the Cambridge U.K. WriteON Festival (2019) and the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival (2019), where her award-winning play “Partner Of—" was chosen from among 900 scripts. Rachael is humbled to be a recipient of a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship, one of 13 recipients selected for their literary excellence by out-of-state judges, from among 357 applicants. Rachael’s plays are seen in many literary journals, including The Coachella Review, the Silk Road Review, Cascadia Rising Review, Some Scripts Literary Review, Feels Blind Literary and more. Her play “Practice House” had a staged reading at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, was workshopped at the Sewanee Writers Conference, is an alternate for the 2020 Comparative Drama Conference staged reading series, and was chosen for the 2020 Mid-America Theatre Conference Plays-in-Progress series. “Practice House” is semi-finalist for the 2019 New Dramatists Princess Grace Award. And Rachael’s play “Yoncalla” is a semi-finalist for the PlayMakers Repertory’s 2020 International Thomas Wolfe Playwriting 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. www.rachaelcarnes.com


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