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Rachel Bublitz is an award winning and internationally produced playwright. Born in Oxnard, California on April 5, 1984, she grew up further south, in San Diego. She began her work in theater as an actor, and moved to the Bay Area to attend San Francisco State University for a Bachelor’s degree in performance. Spending more than a decade in the Bay Area, Rachel transitioned to writing plays, returning to SFSU for an MFA and MA. It was during this time Rachel was a resident playwright for PlayGround, and was awarded the June Anne Baker Prize for Outstanding Emerging Female Playwright. She moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2016 with her family.
Rachel founded the 31 Plays in 31 Days Challenge, and co-founded the Loud & Unladylike Festival. She’s served twice as the guest artist for Kennedy Center ACTF Conferences, and has taught acting and other theater courses at Weber State University. She was a fellow for the 2015 Black List Screenplay Lab in San Francisco, and served as the Bay Area Youth Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild for two years.
Her full-length play, Ripped, had its World Premiere with Z Space in San Francisco, directed by Lisa Steindler. Ripped was developed around the country with readings at the Problematic Play Festival, San Francisco Playhouse, Athena Theatre Company, Wyoming Theater Festival, and the Road Theatre Company. Ripped won the 2018 Detroit New Works Festival, and the production at Z Space received seven nomination in the 2019 Theatre Bay Area Awar