Rhiannon Ciara Vaughn is an award-winning, produced playwright based in Los Angeles. Her plays ask questions about our perceptions of the world and the power those perceptions hold over us from her lens as a Mexican-American and mother.

Her short play “Wine Night” was a Region 8 finalist at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and has been produced at the InspiraTO Festival (Toronto) and The Scribes Stages Playwright Showcase at the Moving Arts Theatre (Los Angeles). Her play “A Lovely Day Outside” was selected as a Top 5 Play at the 2019 Living on the Edge Festival. Her play Gifted* was a finalist for the 2019 Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Workshop.

In addition to the theatre, Rhiannon has played with various other methods of visual storytelling including film and live comedy. Rhiannon has written, directed, produced, and edited short films that have screened at SF Sketchfest, the Awareness Festival, and the 909 Film Festival, where her short comedy 9oh9 received the Ambassador Award. She recently edited the short film So Much To Do, which will be included in the Horror Anthology SCARE PACKAGE, making its World Premiere at the Sitges Film Festival and US Premiere at Telluride Horror. 


In addition, Rhiannon has produced, stage-managed, and photographed live comedy shows all over Los Angeles. She worked on shows including Underbelly, Unnecessary Evil, Good Heroine, and Riot LA Comedy Festival. In 2013 her variety show THEME PARTY PRESENTS: BLUTHFEST! was featured in LA Weekly.

Rhiannon's connection to spirituality has been a guiding force for much of her life. She often seeks to shine light and curiosity on the experiences that connect us and make us human. She has used this curiosity to ask questions in her work about why we do what we do. Her favorite question is, "Who decided that?"

Rhiannon has been featured on the podcast Me & Paranormal You, discussing her lifelong connection with magic and intuitive guidance. After the birth of her two children she wanted to connect deeper with the magic within and became a Holy Fire Reiki III Practitioner.

She has a BA in Psychology from Pitzer College and an MFA in Creative Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University. Her plays can be found on New Play Exchange.

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OCT 12, 2021



We're wrapping up Hispanic Heritage month with WSS alum, @RhiannonCiara. Read on to learn about themes she loves to explore in her writing, the art of collaboration, and making an impactful pitch.

JULY 29,2021

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i am a wild woman.

The wild woman of the forests

running with bare feet in the earth

knows of freedom from feeling

the breeze rush past her cheeks

She dances from her feet

allowing the rhythm to flow

through her

in complete surrender to

the voice of god.

She has no gown

nor training of any sorts.

She has no knowledge of where

her feet should go

But she listens with her

heart for his instructions

A marionette for the divine

wanting only the pulse of 

his presence.


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