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Dramaturg

Rachel
Wiegardt-Egel

Rachel is the Director of New Play Development at the Geffen Playhouse, where she supports the artistic staff in season planning and fostering new work. She spearheads The Writers’ Room annual program, in which Los Angeles-based playwrights develop new plays with the Geffen. She has previously worked in a dramaturgy/literary management capacity at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre Center, Marin Theatre Company, and the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Favorite past dramaturgy projects include the world premieres of Matt Schatz’s The Door You Never Saw Before: A Choosical Musical, Chelsea Marcantel’s Citizen Detective (New York Times Critic’s Pick), Inda Craig-Galván's Black Super Hero Magic Mama, and Alena Smith’s Icebergs (Geffen Playhouse).

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