Rachel Bublitz is an award winning and internationally produced playwright. Her full-length RIPPED will have its World Premiere Production with Z Space, directed by Z Space's Executive Artistic Director Lisa Steindler. RIPPED also won the 2018 Detroit New Works Festival and has been developed by theaters across the country including Salt Lake Acting Company, San Francisco Playhouse, Wyoming Theater Festival, Nasty Theatre Company, and Bristol Valley Theater. Her play OF SERPENTS & SEA SPRAY was commissioned and produced by Custom Made Theatre and received a second production with This is Water Theatre. Another full-length, LET’S FIX ANDY, was a finalist for Playwrights Foundation’s 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and is receiving a development production in the 2019 Wyoming Theater Festival.
The Egyptian Youtheatre has commissioned two plays from Rachel; CHEERLEADERS VS. ALIENS, which was produced in May of 2018, and THE NIGHT WITCHES, which will have a world premiere in the summer of 2019. Her ten-minute play REALLY ADULT was a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2017 Heideman Award and was just produced in the Wet Paint New Play Festival in New York City. Rachel has also worked with 20% Theatre Company Chicago, PlayGround, Plan-B Theatre, San Jose Repertory, and many others. Her plays have been published with YouthPLAYS, Smith & Kraus, and Eldridge Publishing. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and has a Masters in English and an Masters of Fine Art in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her two viking-like kids.
NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT
I’m inspired by questions that don’t have answers. I love tackling a complex issue or subject and giving the that messy and complicated world back to my audience. I don’t believe as a theater artist it’s my place to tell an audience what to think, but instead to put work in front of them that forces them to question what they believe. Our world is far from black and white, I don’t think we serve anyone by creating art that sticks to that dichotomy. I am often drawn to the stories of women and girls. I acted for many years before I started to write for the stage and found myself disappointed again and again at the lack of roles available to me. So in addition to writing plays that challenge the status quo and make my audiences think, I also want to write plays complex roles for women. Not strong women or weak women, not evil vixens, or innocent virgins; flesh and blood women who have agency but may not use honest means for reaching their goals, and conflicted women who don’t have a clear path to “right” or “wrong”, and scared women that must muster bravery they didn’t know they were capable of to continue on their journey, and wrong women who want terrible things, and everything in between. I want to write female characters like the tragic heroes of Shakespeare. I want to show the world that the stories of women are human stories, and you don’t have to identify as female in order to benefit from being immersed in one.
LIST OF PLAYS
LET'S FIX ANDY
ONCE A SPY
CHEERLEADERS VS. ALIENS
OF SERPENTS & SEA SPRAY
All available (and more!) on the New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/275/rachel-bublitz
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|BURST - I Hate Women - Sarah Boyd||Rachel Bublitz||
Sarah, a competitive and cut-throat CEO, flips out after learning a paper has sent a female reporter to interview her.
|BURST - The Age of Marketing - Sarah Boyd||Rachel Bublitz||
A tech start-up CEO proclaims that no one will care that she's lied to the public about her product.
|BURST - Vigilant - Sarah Boyd||Rachel Bublitz||
A CEO passionately defends her choice to take her former professor to court to an intrusive reporter.
|BURST - Weaver||Rachel Bublitz||
A shy Chief of Technology fights her CEO to avoid having to make an appearance in court.
|CHEERLEADERS VS. ALIENS - Welcoming Committee - Gilda||Rachel Bublitz||
An enthusiastic young woman welcomes a new student to her school.
|LET'S FIX ANDY - Fat - Andy||Rachel Bublitz||
A fat man defines how fat defines and limits his life.