Rachel Bonds is a playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and writer for scripted podcasts. Her plays have been developed or produced by Ars Nova, Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, McCarter Theatre Center, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Studio Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, and Williamstown Theatre Festival, among others. She is the recipient of the Weissberger Award, the Sky Cooper Prize, and the Heideman Award, as well as a Tow Foundation playwright residency. Her plays have been twice-named a New York Times Critic’s Pick. She recently finished writing “The Boars’ Nest scripted series about Sue Brewer and the beginnings of the Outlaw Country movement with Dub Cornett and Holly Gleason for Fresh Produce/Audible, is currently developing an original scripted series “The Heart of It All,” also for Audible, developing her play “Jonah with Roundabout Theatre Company, and co-raising a family amidst a global pandemic. Her original musical “The Lonely Few,” a collaboration with composer Zoe Sarnak, will soon premiere at The Geffen in 2023. Originally from the mountains of Tennessee, Bonds is based in Brooklyn.