Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Rachel Atkins (Seattle) is the scriptwriter for Living Voices, with 11 different multi-media shows in ongoing national tours, and a regular adapter for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s mainstage, educational and touring productions. Her plays have been seen locally at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Empty Space, Annex Theatre, and 14/48, and regionally at American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts and the Virginia Theatre in Illinois. Previously, she was the scriptwriter/dramaturge for Ardeo Theatre Project in France. She graduated from Dartmouth College and holds her Masters in Educational Theatre from NYU. Rachel was honored to be a 2010 TPS Gregory Awards nominee for Outstanding Playwright.

Rachel received a 2012 GAP to cover a portion of stipend artist fees for the artist, the director, actors and production team. The project is a production of the play Voyage for Madmen, based on the amazing and outrageously true story of Ardeo Theatre Project, a community-based college study abroad program designed to create original, ensemble-based theatre. Voyage for Madmen is definitively poised to unite the past, present and future of the local arts community. It will be both a celebration of the trials and triumphs of those who forged the way, and an introduction to the depth of this city’s theater scene for visitors and new arts lovers alike.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.