Rachel Bonds

Rachel Bonds’ plays have been developed or produced by Ars Nova, WP Theatre, Manhattan
Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre, Roundabout Underground, Atlantic Theater Company, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Studio Theatre, EST, Actors Theatre of Louisville, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and New York Stage & Film, among others. Her plays include: Curve of Departure (SCR, Studio, Northlight); Sundown, Yellow Moon, a collaboration with The Bengsons (Ars Nova/WP); Five Mile Lake (SCR, McCarter, Shattered Globe, Weissberger Award); At the Old Place (La Jolla); Swimmers (Marin Theatre Co., Sky Cooper Prize); The Wolfe Twins (Studio); Alma (Atlantic Theatre Company commission); Firecracker; Michael & Edie (NY Times Critic's Pick, 2010); Winter Games (ATL, Heideman Award); and Anniversary (EST, Sam French OOB Festival Winner). She is an Alumna of the EST’s Youngblood, Ars Nova’s Play Group and SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Working Farm Writers’ Group. She was also the Tow Foundation Playwright in Residence at Ars Nova. Commissions in-progress include The Geffen, with composer Zoe Sarnak, McCarter Theatre, and a co-commission with David Auburn for “Playing on Air.” Bonds is a graduate of Brown University.



  • Working Like a Mother
    Playwright Rachel Bonds reflects on being a working artist since the birth of her son, and maps out tips for theatres working with other parent-artists.

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