Rachel Bonds' plays have been developed or produced by South Coast Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre, Roundabout Underground, Atlantic Theater Company, New Georges, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Studio Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, and New York Stage and Film, among others.
Her plays include: Five Mile Lake, winner of the 2013 L. Arnold Weissberger Award, which received its world premiere at South Coast Repertory, directed by Daniella Topol, and will receive its East Coast premiere at the McCarter Theatre in May 2015, directed by Emily Mann; The Wolfe Twins, her commissioned play for Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., which received its world premiere in October 2014, directed by Mike Donahue; At the Old Place, developed during her 2013 Writers' Room Residency at the Arden; Swimmers, featured in New York Stage and Film's 2013 Powerhouse Reading Series and Roundabout Underground's Reading Series, receiving top ranking on The Kilroys' List; Michael & Edie, named a New York Times Critics' Pick in 2010, directed by Robert Saenz de Viteri; Winter Games, winner of the 2014 Heideman Award and part of The Ten-Minute Plays at the 2014 Humana Festival; The Noise, developed at New Georges and Ars Nova; and Anniversary, winner of the 2012 Samuel French Festival and featured on Public Radio's Playing on Air.
Bonds is an alumna of EST's Youngblood, Ars Nova's Play Group and New Georges' The Jam, and was the Father William Ralston Fellow at the 2011 Sewanee Writers' Conference. She was a member of SPACE on Ryder Farm's 2014 Working Farm Writers' Group, and is currently working on commissions for Ars Nova/Manhattan Theatre Club's The Writer's Room, South Coast Repertory, and Atlantic Theater Company. She is a graduate of Brown University.