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Awards and Press


Kate Danley, USA Today Bestselling Author, on Blood on My Mother's Apron

"They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and this true crime story of a mass murder will grab you by the throat from the first page and never let go. A terse, psychological drama filled with tension and verbatim quotes from the actual trial. A remarkable play." 

Doug Devita, playwright, on Little Egg, Big World 

“ At times whimsical, at times sobering, Rachel Leighson gives us an inventively conceived look at the process of egg donation from the viewpoints of the donor child, an egg, and a uterus. Both funny and sad, it's a wonderfully theatrical work and I recommend seeing it quite highly. ”

Arthur M Jolly, award-winning screenwriter and playwright, on The Scarcity of Illness

“It is not often that a play of any length raises such profound philosophical questions as this exquisite jewel of a play manages in only ten minutes. It is powerful, heady writing, emotionally charged and deeply moving." 

Awards and Recognitions

The Bender Girls: 

Finalist, Page Turner Awards 2023

Quarterfinalist, The Script Lab - TSL Free Screenplay Contest 2023
Quarterfinalist, Stage 32 Female Driven Screenwriting Contest 2023

Honorable Mention, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2023

Little Egg, Big World: 

Second Rounder Austin Film Festival 2023
Jane Chambers Award Honoree for Excellence in Feminist Playwriting, 2022

Blood on My Mother's Apron: 

Best New Play Nominee, Broadway World Off Broadway Awards, 2021

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