Originally from Sewanee, TN, Rachel is a playwright currently living in Brooklyn. Her plays have been developed or produced by New Georges, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theater Festival, American Theater Company, The McCarter, Roundabout Underground, Manhattan Theatre Club, Two River Theater, The Arden, New York Stage & Film and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is an affiliated artist of New Georges’, an Alum of EST’s Youngblood and Ars Nova’s Play Group, and a recent winner of the 2012 Sam French Short Play Festival. She was recently the 2013 Writer’s Room Resident at The Arden in Philadelphia and was granted a commission from the Studio Theatre in DC as part of their inaugural series of commissioned works. Bonds is a graduate of Brown University.