Rigney has had
work produced or developed in twenty-two U.S.
states, Australia, Canada, and Nepal, including at
59e59 (NYC), the Utah Shakespearean Festival’s Plays
in Progress Series (Cedar City, UT), the Alleyway
Theatre (Buffalo, NY), the Cell Theatre
(Albuquerque, NM), the Ark Theatre (Los Angeles,
CA), the Forest Roberts Theatre (Marquette, MI), the
Indy Fringe Festival (Indianapolis, IN), and others.
National playwriting contests won include the John
Gassner Playwriting Competition (2017), the Maxim
Mazumdar New Play Prize, the Jury Prize for “The
Seven,” and the Panowski Playwriting Award (twice).
Multiple titles are published by Playscripts, Inc.,
including The Shout, Ten Red Kings, and
Acts of God, the latter produced
over fifty times around the U.S. His ten-minute
plays are available from One Act Play Depot and also
appear in multiple editions of the Smith & Kraus
series, The Best Ten-Minute Plays (2012,
2013, 2014, and 2018), plus 25 10-Minute Plays
for Teens (Applause).
In other work, his short fiction appears in Witness, Ascent, Unlikely Story, and The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review, among over fifty other venues. In non-fiction, Deaf Side Story: Deaf Sharks, Hearing Jets and a Classic American Musical (Gallaudet) remains happily in print.
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